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Unformatted text preview: What Makes a Passionate Teacher? Sara Smith Educ 275 Professor Ashworth The Passionate Teacher by Robert L. Fried is a very moving book all teachers should read. It talks about five different aspects of being a passionate teacher. These are the passion, the game, the stance, the students, and the course. All of these aspects are equally important to help teachers become passionate about their profession. This book helps beginning teachers know what passion looks like in the classroom, as well as, veteran teachers learn how to find the passion they might have lost. The five aspects talked about in this book well help anyone that reads it become a better teacher. The first aspect of a passionate teacher is the passion. In order to be a great teacher you must first have passion. Passion is not only loving what you do and loving what you teach, but it is conveying your love to the students in a ways that impacts their lives. It is sharing your knowledge of the subject with your students as a partner in the learning process. Being a passionate teacher is figuring out what material is most important for the students to learn and making sure the students understand that material. It is also important to have a passion for your students. The students are the most important people in the classroom, and having a passion for them means everything you do in the classroom is for them. The passion is about how the teacher gets the students interest in the subject. A great way to do this is through the use of hook questions. Hook questions are great to use student involvement, as well as, gain the students interest in the subject. Using these questions help show in your classroom the students come first. Instead of lecturing to the students they get to learn through other sources with the teachers guidance. You need to first have the passion before any of the other aspects of the passionate teacher will be there....
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