The best teachers ever

  • Teachers play important role in lives of students or pupils. After parents, these people are going second in creation of children and teenagers personality. Every teacher invests into his or her students their heart. But there are several pedagogues, which fair could be called as superiors in their craft.

    Herbert Spencer is well-known not only by his scientific researches and philosophical tractates. He is the sample of pedagogue’s behavior and devotion to this work. He criticized education by manuals and mechanical learning. He stayed on the principle that education has to provide student with opportunities of personal growth. During the educational progress, person has to learn dignity and moral virtues in addition to disciplines. Spenser followed the thought, that teaching is designed for creating the special type of person, which will be capable to run itself instead of letting others to do that.

    Helen Key was confident, that changes in the child’s mind will lead to the social transformations. She stressed, that kids need free world, which wouldn’t change them for its norms. This conception is called as “free education” and its aim is independent person which will transform world into better place by its mind.

    John Dewey reckoned that all instruments and methods of education have to be established for the child’s wellness. He proposed to turn schools into models of democratic societies. His researches were based on the thought that education is not preparing for adults life, but it is the real life already. For showing that fact, studying process has to be more similar with real life. These schools have to create problems for children and teach them how to solve them

    Rudolf Steiner persuaded its followers that educational institutes have to be separated from the government. Day of the average student has to contain three parts: mental, spiritual and creative. Education has to help children to develop their immanent abilities and talents. Steiner believed that only that activity could be useful for children, which doesn’t cause struggles in their organisms.

    Maria Montessori was confident that discipline is letting children do what they want. Teacher has to be the partner of its students. Children have to develop separated from teacher’s thoughts and principles. According to Montessori, children need only little help in their development, but they don’t require total care and control.