SEVEN LAWS OF THE TEACHER #2
LAW OF EDUCATION
A process of inciting and directing the self-activities of the pupil and
as a rule telling him nothing that he can learn by himself
Your role as a teacher is a stimulator and coach while that of the student is a discoverer and player. The ultimate test of an educator is what your student does as a result of what you do.
There are exceptions to the discovery process.
As a teacher, you need to have clear objectives. Teach them …
- When your objective is to save time – no time for discussion
- When you are confronted by certain types of students (who need encouragement and support)
- Beginning student
- Weak or discouraged student
- Older student
- Disadvantaged student
- When you have a student with intense interests - so highly motivated that he takes in everything you feed him and runs with it
- When you have a resource individual – tap his expertise, ask questions and listen to him
- How to think
- How to learn
- Learning is a process so that it can be carried on for the rest of their lives.
- It is a logical process moving from the whole (synopsis) to the parts (analysis) and back to the whole again (synthesis).
- It is a discovery process.
- How to work
Never do anything for the student that he is capable of doing himself else you make him into an educational cripple.