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Annaliza Pagaoa

Teacher, National Teachers College

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How personal beliefs influence teaching practices?

According to Schommer-Aikins beliefs unconsciously influence the selection of teaching strategy.

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    Feb 22 2013: Of course. It can be no other way.

    Take a teacher who believes that the "child" or "student" is inferior, and it is their job to sit and learn.

    Compare that with a teacher who believes that there is as much a teacher can learn from students as there is that students can learn from teachers. A teacher who strives to unfold each child's recognition of his or her potential.

    Which class would you rather be in?
    • Mar 20 2013: sorry for late reply, In our school most of our class are heterogeneous type. I observed that teachers focus more on the superior students in terms of academics performance. I believed that as a teacher we should exert more effort for those striving student to accomplish something in their academics.

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