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ERIC Number: ED545623
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul-24
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
The Lasting Impact of Influential Teachers
Cotnoir, Colleen; Paton, Susan; Peters, Lisa; Pretorius, Cynthia; Smale, Leslie
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Influence can be defined as having an effect on the character, development, or behaviour of someone or something. Teachers influence students in many different areas of students' lives, not only academically but socially as well. This article presents the findings of a study about how teachers influence their students--specifically students who have become teachers themselves. Thus, data was collected from fifteen working teachers who teach in Central Alberta (centered in Red Deer). Data suggested that teacher, influence can be categorized into five main themes: (1) building relationships, (2) a teacher's passion for their work, (3) mentoring students through modeling, (4) having high expectations of students; and (5) the ways teachers go "above and beyond" in their work. Our research findings suggest the importance of growing and nurturing teacher-student relationships.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada