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monique06 | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted August 28, 2013 at 2:32 AM via web

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What is the significance of teachers teaching students with creativity and powerful ideas that will have lasting effects?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted August 28, 2013 at 2:45 AM (Answer #1)

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The significance of this is that students are enriched when teachers do this.  This is what all teachers strive to do.

As teachers, we hope to have lasting effects on our students.  After all, our whole reason for being in the profession is to help students grow academically and personally.  If we go through our careers without having a lasting effect on very many students, we will have done a bad job.

If we are able to make a lasting impression on students, we will help them in ways that will resonate throughout their lives.  For example, if we get a student interested in a certain subject and they go on to study that subject in college, we will have changed their lives.  Or let us imagine that we plant a new idea in a student’s head.  For example, there might be a case where a student has been closed-minded in a certain way and we encourage that student to start thinking differently.  Again, we will have changed that student’s life.

Our whole purpose in teaching is to have lasting effects.  When we have lasting effects, it is significant because it enriches our students’ lives.


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