Monday, August 13, 2007

This is NOT Education as Usual

What are qualities of good teachers? What are qualities of good students? What expectations do you have of this class? What expectations do you have of me as your teacher?

What does it mean to have a professional learning environment? What does it mean to be a producer of information versus a consumer of information?

Make sure to address all parts of the questions as well as comment on one another's reactions.

24 comments:

seanb said...

1. I think qualitites of good teachers include helping struggling students and always answering questions.

2. I think important qualities good students should have are always being on time and always turning in their homework.

3. I have high expectations for this class realizing that we are in highschool means that we should be preparing for college and their are no easy rides if u wanna be the best that you can be.

4. My expectations for the teacher are that she should help struggling students and take time for them. I also expect that she prepare us not only for next year but for college to.

5. A proffesional learning enviroment is when everyone takes things seriously and does not fool around.

6. A producer of information is one who makes things happen or someone who has ideas and challenging ideas. Unlike a consumer of information who either follows any idea blindly or is not willing to share their ideas

carterw said...

1. I think a teacher should be outgoing and helpful to the students so they can succeed.

2. Some important qualities students should have are good work ethic I also think that that they should be hard working

3. I hope to learn new things as well as interact with my class mates.

4.I hope to learn and grow in your class this year.

5. I think to have a professional learning environment is a place were your able learn and succeed.

6. If your a producer of information you like to give info even when your told not to, also you like to help others. If your a consumer you just take it all in.

avereel said...

I agree with seanb, a good tacher does need to be able to help struggling students and provid aswers. However, I think there is more than just those two qualities that a good teacher must posess. Good teachers should be positive when the talk to their students, angry teachers stress out students, making it harder to larn. A good teacher must also have patience. Some students learn things more slowly than others,and a good teacher should be able to keep a cool head when a student falls behind.

Good students, I believe, should have many of the same qualities good teachers have. Students should be positive when they enter the classroom, despite what people think, everyone can tell when you are upset, and it makes the people around you nervous. Also, good students should have patience as well.Not everyone they work with will work at the same pace as they do. Finally, it is true, not for school, but for life we learn. A good student always remembers that.

From this class, I expect to learn more vocabulary words and terms I never had the chance to learn in middle school. I expect to read lots of novels and write papers. I expect to get something out of each class.


As my teacher,I expect you to explain things when people are confused. I expect to feel comfortable talking to you if and when I need help. I expect to feel challenged, but not pressured because of too much homework. As my teacher, I expect you to teach me in a way that is interesting and in a way that won't confuse me.

I agree with seanb in the way that, yes a professional learning enviornment is a place where things are taken seriously. But I also think that a professional learning enviornment is a place that is made up of all the tools needed for students to succeed in that area.

A producer of information is a person who is always spouting out new ideas. The type of person who is always looking for answers, and finding them. A producer s a person who is aways trying to find a way to fix a problem. A consumer, does just what the name suggests, consumes. This is the typeof person who listens to others and takes in their ideas to use as the consumer's own. A consumer works with producers, only to take the answers the producer worked hard to find and use them.

adama said...

1. I think good qualities of a teacher is that they help to teach students and help them grow and become prepared for the rest of high school and college.

2. I think good qualities of a student is a student that takes the actions to get help on their homework and always get to class on time.

3.I have high expectations for this class because the toughest part of school is coming before us in the next 3 years of high school and now we have to start thinking about college.

4.I have the expectation of you to better my knowledge and help to prepare me for 10th grade.

5.To have a professional learning environment means to have a productive place where we can learn with minimal distractions.

6.A producer of information means someone who shares information with the class. A comsumer of information is someone who doesn;t share with the class but learns from what everyone else says.

I agree with sean about number 4

Xavia H2011 said...

1. Good Qualities of a teacher would include the fact that they are willing to help their students in any way and are patient with their students.


2. Good qualities for a student are that they respect their teacher and are punctual and do not complain. They will turn their work on time and they will do their work as well as they can.


3.My expectations for this class is that I will be challenged to work hard and succeed in this class so I will be ready for new challenges with this new information.

4. My expectations for this class are that I will be pushed to new challenges and that I work hard to succeed in this class.

5. My expectations for you as my teacher is that you'll be willing to answer my questions and help me through steps on the computer when I have trouble. I also expect that you will prepare us for our future careers in whatever we do.

6.A professional learning environment should be token seriously like seanb said and should make you feel comfortable to learn and interact.

7.A producer of information is like a teacher; they give out information and challenge a consumer to learn more. They learn new information for the benefit of the consumer. They even put out their own ideas on the subject to expand the consumer’s knowledge. Consumers on the other side are the students who take in all the information like a sponge. They take in this knowledge generally for the benefit of only themselves.

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laurene said...

1. I think qualitites of a good teacher is that they help every student, it doesn't matter if they are struggling or not.

2. I think important qualities good students should have are positive attitudes and always doing both school work and homework. Also attending all classes and not being tardy.

3.My expectations for this class are the same for almost all my other classes. It should be hard but fun and interesting.

4.My expectations for the teacher are that she should be able to help every child in her class. That she should be fun but hard. She should also let us think for our selves and work most things out on our own.

5. A proffessional learning enviroment is a place where fooling around and horse play is not allowed. It's a place to learn and do your studies. It's also a place to become a better student.

6. A producer of information is someone who comes up with a lot of ideas and likes to share them with everyone around. A consumer of information is someone who take the ideas from the producer and makes it theirs and they usually dont share any of their ideas.

samh said...

1. Qualities of good teachers in my opinion would be making sure that every student understands and and can succeed at high levels. Also that the teacher can come up with new ways to teach a lesson so the students stay interested.

2. Qualities of good students are that the student is willing to go the extra mile to achieve high goals and expectations. Also that the student is consistent in being on time with turning in assignments and simply coming to class.

3. The expectations that I have for this class are that I will be able to perform at a high level and that I will be able to broaden my knowledge and prepare for life.

4. My expectations for you as my teacher are that you will be willing to help in anyway possible so that I can succeed.

5. I totally agree with avereel in that a professional learning environment is a place where tools needed for students to succeed are avaliable. Also in a professional learning environment things should be taken seriously.

6. A producer of information is someone who does the work and puts in time to come up with answers and information that are needed. Where as a consumer of information is someone who sits back and lets the people around them do the work and they just use whatever information other people find.

angelicao said...

1. Good qualities in a teacher are that they are oranized and have an interesting personality.

2. a good student must always keep up with all the school work and try their hardest on all their assignments.

3. I have high expectations for this class. I know that it will be alot of work but it will be worth it.

4. My expectations are that you will help me understand and that I will get better at spelling and other things in english.

5. It means the students must stay on task and really work hard.

6. To be a producer you must have alot of knowledge and be sure that everyone understands but a consumer must be willing to learn and pay attention.

mandig said...

The qualities of a good teacher is a teacher that listens to his/her students. Assists those students that need help and are struggling. The teacher is respectful to each student as an individual and listens to their comments and suggestions.

The qualities of a good student is exactly the same as it is for a teacher. A student should be respectful, courteous, listen, and pay attention to the teacher. The student should also encourage other students to listen and pay attention to the teacher if the student or students are disrupting the class.

My expectations are to learn and understand what I have learned. I want to grow in this area and do the best I can do!

My expectations of my teacher are for her to help in grow in the required field and to be all I can be.

A professional learning environment is to be respectful, listen, cooperate, ask questions if I don't understand.

A producer of information completes assignments and homework tasks as assigned. A consumer of information applies concepts learned in the classroom to assignments.

brandonh2011 said...

1.Good teachers should be willing to help you and try to understand what your saying.

2.Good students should do homework good and be prepared for tests.

3. My expectations for this class is to turn in all my homework and get makeup homework in and have a B.

4.I expect the teacher to make the learning fun and exciting and help get through struggling

5. A professional learning environment should be where everyone is participating in class
and no one is messing around.

6.To produce information you are in formining and others consume what they are saying so there followers

Josh TS said...

1. Good qualities of a teacher would be understanding where the student is comeing from on what she or he says, and would be able to help any student with near any problem or question.

2. Good qualities for students are to respect any teacher and to do their work with 100% effort.

3. My expectations of this class are to learn more than enough to be prepaired for collage and life

4. A professional learning enviroment is a lace where you can focus and there are no destractions and everyone works there hardest

5. A professional learning environment is where there are no destractions and everyone takes everything seriously

6. A producer of informataion is some one who teaches or tell information to others for their benifate or gain like teachers, as for a consumer just learns it for self benifate/gain

alenav said...

1. I think a good teacher should always make learning fun so that the students are excited to attend class and not just go because they have to.

2. Good students should respect the teacher and always try their hardest on homework and other school work.

3. I am expecting to learn so many new things in class that i didn't learn in middle school, i am also expecting to meet new people.

4.My expectations for my teacher is that she will help students when they need it and be there to listen and do the best she can to help. I also expect her to challenge us and make sure we do the best we can.

5. I think that a proffesional learning enviroment is when everyone is willing to learn and when everyone wants to succeed.

6. A producer is someone who is always trying to spread information to others and is always coming up with new ideas and plans to better others. A consumer is the person that is benefiting from the producer.

joeyw said...

1. I think good qualities of teachers include that they're understanding, and can explain things well and are highly educated on what they're teaching.

2. Qualities of good students are that they have a good learning attitude and do theyre homework.

3. the expectations i have of the class is to learn alot this year and have fun while doing it.

4.the expectations i have of the teacher are that they teach so that every one understands it.

5.To have a professional learning environment you need good resources and good students that contribute and help each other

6.To be a producer means your answering a lot of questions in the class and speaking alot. To be a consumer means your saying very little or nothing and just listening.

Jackien2011 said...

Some good qualities a teacher should have is they should have a great process of teaching so kids would not just sit there and listen the whole entire time and get no information processed to the brain, they need to be understanding and very open to anything. They need to have a good strategy to teach, as well as a passion for teaching.
Good qualities of students should contain a desire to learn, to be a good listener, very hard working, and especially to not be afraid of failure once in awhile.
My expectations from this class are to learn a great amount of new things, and to improve my writing.
As my teacher I expect you to help us all through learning, writing, and challenge us, but at the same time help us through weaknesses. And to have a good teaching quality and responsiblity.
A professional environment means to be surrounded by students that will help you throughout the year with a teacher that has that professional degree of teaching. And for all of us to learn through this year together. And we must understand the things taught to us in class, or there is certainly no point at all.
A producer of information defines a student who understand the material well, and processes it to he brain. Its something a student can grab, and not let it slip away. They should get a hold of the information and apply it to the class and learning.

alexe said...

1. Good qualities of a teacher are they always help a struggling student when needed, and are able to teach well.
2. Good qualities of a student consists of them paying attention, doing their homework, coming into class when they need help, and asking questions so they can learn.
3. Expectations i have for this class are for everyone to excel and learn many thing.
4. Expectations i have for you, are to not ignor me when i have a question, help me learn, and to push me to do better when im struggling.
5. To have a professional learning environment means that, everyone is a professional at learning and it should be easy.
6. To be a producer of information means that your the one teaching people new things, and when your the consumer of information your the one learning new things.

alexe said...

1. Good qualities of a teacher are they always help a struggling student when needed, and are able to teach well.
2. Good qualities of a student consists of them paying attention, doing their homework, coming into class when they need help, and asking questions so they can learn.
3. Expectations i have for this class are for everyone to excel and learn many thing.
4. Expectations i have for you, are to not ignor me when i have a question, help me learn, and to push me to do better when im struggling.
5. To have a professional learning environment means that, everyone is a professional at learning and it should be easy.
6. To be a producer of information means that your the one teaching people new things, and when your the consumer of information your the one learning new things.

ethan l said...

1. I think good qualities of a teacher include being nice and making the things we do fun and iter esting because I think it's eaiser to learn that way.

2. Good qualities of students include going for help when needed and having finished home work in on time all the time.

3. I expect this class to be fun and deffenently more independent than middle school.

4. I expect the teacher to be understanding and helpful when needed.

5. A professional learning environment includes a focused group of people and a good teacher.

6. A producer of information is someone who puts their ideas to the test and provides mostly their oun iformation. A comsumer of information is someone who sits around and and goes along with whatever their tought and does'nt put forth the effort to create new ideas, or like sean said just does'nt feel like saying them.

kellyS said...

1. I think some very essential qualities that a good teacher must have are being very patient and understanding with the student. They should also try to relate to what the student is going through, try to see it from their point of view.

2. I think some qualities of a good student is to be dedicated to their work. If they don't care than what's the point? The should be respectful and open to new learning as well.

3. Well like any class i would expect everyone to be respectful, kind, and supportive. Since that's what all of our teachers have been telling us to do all our lives.

4. I expect that you will be helpful and wise. I hope that you are kind and interesting as well.

5. A professional learning enviroment is where everyone is on task, constructive, and mature.

6. I agree with avereel I think that in being a producer of information you have to be able to problem solve. You're taking the role of a leader and as the consumers you are following this leader, or producer.

seand said...

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seand said...

1. I think some qualities of good teachers are patience, understanding, fun, energetic, exciting, and they have to be willing to help out students who are struggling.
2. Good students should be good liteners, hard working, patient, respectful, and willing to participate in class activities. They should share their opinion and try to understand the materials being taught.
3. I expect this class to be exciting and fun. I also expect it to prepare us for college.
4. I expect this teacher to prepare us all for college and the real world. I also think she will be there for anyone who has questions and will help anyone who needs it.
5. A professional learning environment is where all the students take the class seriously and are willing to participate and share ideas.
6. A producer of information is someone who gives their opinion to a group of people, in this case our class. A consumer of information just sits back and listens to what other people say, they don't share their thoughts.

laurenp said...

1. I think any good teacher should be able to connect, help and encourage their students. A good teacher should also be very passionate and love what they do.
2. In able to be a good student you need to appreciate and respect your teacher. All the good qualities will come with the respect you pay your teachers.
3. I would expect like any other class that everyone would participate and be supportive of their classmates. Also for everyone to be positive and there to learn not fool around.
4. As my teacher i expect you to be helpful, prepare us for the future and everything else we need to survive in this world.
5. To have an professional learning enviorment to me means to have a place where there is a positive, safe place to learn. Where everyone is there to learn.
6. To be a producer of information I think means to have your own thoughts and to share them, where a consumer of information kind of follows the producers though instead of thinking for themselves.

dennis_kutateladze said...

1. I, as a student, seek many admirable qualities in a teacher. They are a positive attitude towards every student, an equal approach towards every individual, and a sympathetic personality.

2. Students, in my view, are expected to work as hard and as efficiantly as possable. This shows devotion towards the subject and will please any teacher.

3. I expect that this class will be difficult, yet rewarding in the end.

4. As a teacher, I expect that you will complete your job correctly every day.

5. Once a classroom environment is such that everyone, including the teacher and pupils, is able to take the matter at hand seariously, a professional learning environment is established.

6. A producer of information is one who conveys a message. A comsumer of information is the opposite of a producer, this is one who intakes coneveyed information.

Anna Kutateladze said...

1. Some great qualities in a teacher are being patient and understanding, being able to control a classroom, and interact with his/her students.

2. Some great qualities in a student are taking the learning seriously and being respectful and willing to learn.

3. My expectations for this class is to improve my writing skills

4. My expectations for you as a teacher would be to teach english as best as you can and to make it very understandable.

5. To have a professional learning environment means that everyone is serious about learning and is dedicated to doing their best.

6. To be a producer of information you learn about something and really understand it and are able to explain it in your own way versus a consumer of information who only knows what he is taught and doesn't explore it in depth.