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Matthew ShortEd 5310- Dr. Jeanne QvarnstromJune 25, 2013Assignment: Video Observation 1Part 1: The Effective TeacherIn this video Harry Wong talks about how there are four main stages to being a successfulteacher. The first is fantasy; the fantasy stage is where a teacher is in a state of “denial” about theteaching profession. Teachers, often in the fantasy stage believe that there will not be anyproblems and that the students will be engaged at all times; a teacher utopia.The second stage that teachers experience is the survival stage. This is the stage thatmany teachers find themselves stuck in for the majority of their career. The survival stage iswhen a teacher does “just enough” to get through each day. There are two forms of survivalmode; the first often implemented by elementary teachers; it’s called “worksheets” because theteacher gives the children nothing but worksheets to learn and work from. The second form ofsurvival is called “textbook,” very similar to “worksheets,” teachers have their students learneverything from a textbook. Having students “survive” on textbooks or worksheets to learn, is

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Elbert Hollingsworth
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