Many of us are prepared for yesterday's students. The truth is that college/university teacher training has been stuck in the country so far. Content have remained the central focus of teacher preparation, while students' behavioral and emotional problems became the central focus of the classroom. Contemporary teacher training needs to achieve today's teachers yesterday's tools, leaving even the most talented educator sometimes feeling ill-prepared to cope with students this days who have moved far beyond a time of Jadov Babu to DJ and dijuce culture.
May be itâ€™s crucial to recognize situation now and considering all concerns at this point, in an ideal world, teacher training programs needs to cover beyond content and testing. Few critical things that teachers are never taught but may really need right now:
Basic Mental Health:
More and more students have serious mental health concerns yet most teachers don't know a conduct disorder from an attachment disorder. That's like not knowing the difference between arithmetic and spelling. When teachers don't know basic mental health information, it creates the perfect conditions for safety concerns to simmer and boil throughout the classroom. Teachers can help young people to cope with stress and dealing with diverse transitional effects.
Real-World Violence and Safety:
Students are more out of control than ever before in many ways and lot of things can pose enormous potential safety concerns yet few teacher training programs devote extensive course work to practical, preventative methods.
Re-covering basic Skills:
Years ago, families reliably taught their children to show respect, arrive on time, dress appropriately, and to have an appreciation for the importance of school. Now, many families cannot or will not instill those beliefs and teach those skills. If families do not teach kids how to be students, then schools must perform this function. Until then, teachers are working with untrained, unmotivated students. Teachers need to be taught how to systematically train youngsters on all aspects of school functioning from punctuality to homework management, from how to raise their hands to how often to talk in class, and so on. Motivation should be given special attention, but typical contemporary teacher training includes almost no practical focus on that today. Unfortunately Universities are receiving those products (Students) with a difficult condition when hard to teach them from all perspectives. At this point University teachers needs to take the situation in consideration positively rather than blaming society.
Coping Skills and psychosocial support:
Because families are more likely today than years ago to be fractured, abusive, troubled and otherwise impaired, teachers need to know how to manage the problems that result when family problems come to classroom with students. A special focus should be given to what methods work with dropout, depressed and students in crisis.
If a student can't sit in a chair, talk one at a time, or keep his hands to himself, it makes it almost impossible to teach that student academic content. Yet today's teachers see dozens of socially maladjusted students each day. If parents cannot or will not train their offspring to have basic social skills, teachers must pick up the slack. A student who can sit in his chair, talk one at a time, and keep his hands to himself, is far more likely to be a teachable student. There are no shortcuts around the serious social skill deficiencies that educators cope with today.
With this background and understanding can we make a history in Bangladesh by keeping DIU faculty members developmental all the way?
Letâ€™s join CDC resource team if anyone really interested to be a teacherâ€™s for tomorrowâ€™s student!