Multiple Roles of a Teacher

The ten roles of modern day teacherFrom Fixing The Schools a Sketchbook from Kauffman Foundation.

Teachers need to play multiple roles since they have a mix of students coming from very different backgrounds. Students have:

  • Different levels of knowledge
  • Different learning styles
  • Different levels and different types of intelligence (see multiple intelligences by Howard Gardner)
  • Come from different family backgrounds, resulting in different levels of involvement by parents

To handle a mix of students, teachers need to:

  • Knows the subject matter well and in depth
  • Have the ability to answer why questions
  • Need to use multiple techniques to deal with learning styles and learning approaches

This picture is a great depiction of how a teacher needs to play multiple roles.

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