Teachers as Caretakers: The Difficulties of Translating Ideals Into Practice

Stacy Loyd (Dayspring Christian Academy, USA)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 72
EISBN13: 9781799858607|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2971-3.ch006
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Student-centered learning communities require intentionality, reflection, and an endearing commitment to care. This chapter demonstrates that despite years of experience teachers can still experience disillusionment when the ideals they hold tightly are challenged. During times of disillusionment and struggle it can become easier to let go of personal ideals of care for individual students, the collective learning community, and for teacher's self-care. However, students are competent human beings who can rise to the challenge of caring for each other in beautiful ways, reminding us all of the importance of student-centered learning.
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