A good teacher to me is one who gets their students engaged with the class. Getting students involved is a good way to help them retain the information being taught. Teachers who stand and give information to memorize ultimately don’t leave their students with an understanding of the class. Teachers find a way to go through the motions of teaching to get through the course requirements, partially because they get paid the same either way. As long as a teacher gets the students good grades it doesn’t matter if its through memorizing or engaging. Freire also believes that teachers work through the motions. Students in a way are like prisoners; teachers give students set instructions and you must follow them or there are consequences. These tough guidelines is exactly what restricts kids from learning to their full potential, which Freire stresses heavily in his writing. If we are forced to follow the rules we cannot express our full potential.
Leader: Jake Heikkinin
Members: Makayla Medycki, Emily Foley, Mia Cicerone, Julia Digiogio, Gwen Jordan, Juliana Beristain, Maura Kelly.