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  •  Yup. Knowing lots of stuff is important, (none)
    having the techniques and strategies to use is important, but 90% of teaching effectively is building relationships with the kids. Why some teachers never understand that is beyond me.
    •  Which is why the Swiss and other Euros require... (none)
      at least a solid year of student teaching under a mentor.

      Here it's six weeks, hardly time to figure out all the kids' names and take attendance, let alone learn anything about classroom management.

      In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher. Dalai Lama

      by leolabeth on Sun Oct 09, 2005 at 05:09:46 PM PDT

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      •  Six weeks? (none)
        Where the heck did you get your degree? For me it was 15 weeks. Not a full year, but more than a quarter.

        "The great lie of democracy, its essential paradox, is that democracy is first to be sacrificed when its security is at risk." --Ian McDonald

        by Geenius at Wrok on Sun Oct 09, 2005 at 08:16:34 PM PDT

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        •  NYU, 1984 (none)
          Hell, it may have been 15 weeks. If so, it sure seemed like only six. I was actually lucky and ended up teaching w/ my master teacher for nearly half the year. No credit, but great experience.

          In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher. Dalai Lama

          by leolabeth on Mon Oct 10, 2005 at 08:44:37 AM PDT

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        •  Satellite briefly FUBAR, sorry for dbl post n/t (none)

          In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher. Dalai Lama

          by leolabeth on Mon Oct 10, 2005 at 04:54:22 PM PDT

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