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ERIC Number: ED499309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 130
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-5966-7065-5
The Inspirational Teacher
McGuey, Gary; Moore, Lonnie
Eye on Education
The authors discuss the sequential nature of becoming a teacher of the highest caliber, an "inspirational" teacher, by creating a personal mission statement, classroom mission statement, modeling, respecting listening and building relationships. The first level of inspirational teaching is the creation of a personal mission statement. Great teachers, the authors advocate, teach as a result of their own design: they have not defaulted into becoming a teacher, they have chosen this profession. Just as successful people live a life of purpose, classrooms are designed on purpose as well. The highest level of the inspirational teacher pyramid is relationship building. High-trust relationships do not occur by chance, they are a result of the purposeful efforts of the teacher to model principles, demonstrate respect and genuine listening skills. As a result of following the inspirational teacher process, the probability of high-trust relationship building is increased. And it is through these high-trust relationships that students, even the most challenging, can be inspired to make the right choices in the classroom and in life.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A