The role of a teacher in the eyes of their students can be critical in contributing to their development. The image a teacher displays in the classroom has been compared to that of an actor, story teller, or a coach. A simile compares two objects of different relations. As you envision your future teaching practices, what characteristics would you like to model as a leader students envy in the classroom. Comparing a teacher to a storyteller connects learning through dramatic description. Comparing a teacher to a coach connects learning through modeling. Each comparison considers how learning will be shared to engage all learning preferences in a classroom setting.
In a 500-750 word paper, describe the simile that captures your own ideas about teaching and how it reflects one or more of the learning theories from this week’s readings. The simile may be one you read about or one you create.
Your paper should address the following:

  • The type of teaching you prefer to demonstrate in the classroom environment.
  • If you use one of the examples from above, share your own vision discussing how your teaching practices will reflect the selected comparison in the classroom.
  • How your teaching practices will support the learning preferences of students based on researched learning theories.
  • Why it is important for a teacher to assist diverse students’ learning.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
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Rubric
Essay skillfully and convincingly describes a simile about teaching and how it reflects learning theories. It includes several distinctive supporting details and/or examples of what the simile suggests about how students learn and how teachers assist in this process.
Purpose statement and related conclusion are clear and convincing. Information is well-organized and logical. Argument presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner.
In-text citations and a reference page are complete and correct. Sources are credible. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.
Submission is nearly/completely free of mechanical errors and has a clear, logical conceptual framework. Word choice reflects well-developed use of practice and content-related language. Sentence structures are varied and engaging.