Yeats, philosopher, once said, Education is not the filling of the pail, but the lighting of the fire (www.quotations ). Teachers are the key to our childrens future, they are the ones who will ignite their love for learning. Rather than putting these women into cages, and putting the children into risky situations, including foster care, or group homes; it makes more sense, to provide education, vocational training, life, and parenting skills, to insure their success as parents, and productive members of the community (Kail & Cavanaugh, 2007).
Diane Perlich, leader for the California Literature Project, states, Anyway you look at it, children in our classroom will live in the future and it is out responsibility as educators to provide the learning environment in which they can be successfully prepared (Perlich, 2000, p.1). A print rich environment is so important in developing a positive atmosphere that will provide learning in the classroom.
Directly addressing the difficulty of teachers regarding professional and personal isolation, frustration, and (sometimes) inadequate resources, the CBDM team and school psychologist facilitator-leader can improve learning by avoiding the isolation of teachers, and “instead encourage professional dialogue and collaboration.” Since “teaching in effective schools is collective rather than individual enterprise,” (Glickman, et al., 2004, pp. 20-27).
In its third quarter trading update , covered at the end of September, Pearson reported a “weaker than expected” performance in its US higher education courseware business, with revenue down around 10%; however it said then it still expects revenues to stabilise for the whole group this year.
Liston writes, Good teaching entails a kind of romantic love of the learning enterprise; it is motivated by and infuses other with a love of inquiry if guided by an enlarged love, teaching can become an ongoing struggle that nourishes our students and our own soul.