|Adults are models for the Youth|
Pedagogy is the art or science of teaching. Teaching can be debatable on whether you are born to teach or taught to teach. Many theorist pick one side based on their research. However, we all know that nature vs. nurture is really up to the way a person grasps information from their environment, community, and people they come in contact with throughout their lives. We must remember that we are a "sum of our life experiences" - (Dr. Johnson at Morgan State University) We have our own perspectives on what is important and what we sort of don't care.
Here is a small scenario. I live in Baltimore City were police cars, ambulances, and fire trucks can be heard all hours of the night. I can sleep through all the sirens and wake up in the morning feeling refreshed. Lets say one day someone were to break in my house while I am sleeping. The alarm goes off, the police sirens are going off and everything. They come knocking at my door. I am still sleep. Why? Because I am a sum of my life experiences. The sirens are like cricket noises to me. I can dream about taking long walks in the park at night with my lady.
|Teacher using resources to make learning meaningful.|
What I want you understand is that when you are in front of your children, or even imaginary children whom you have to write about in the exam, you must learn your children life experiences and have high expectations for each of them. Keep in mind that a parent always want the best for their child(ren). So, you as a professional must take your classes in Education serious and be sure to come up with creative ways to incorporate practical activities for children to put what is theory into something meaningful.
If you have any comments, or suggestions please do so down below. We, as educators of the future, want to show the world to the minds of the youth and bring forth new ideas to the world we live in and beyond.