Teaching as Gardening

If a teacher is a gardener, than a student is the seed. The classroom serves as the greenhouse creating a warm, safe environment for growth. An administrator is the soil, serving as a strong nutrient base for the seed to root. The parents are the water, providing live and maintaining it. When the water/parent is not plentiful, the seed will suffer. The curriculum is the sun. It shines knowledge to ensure growth. The aspects of the curriculum that some students do not make sense of can be considered a cloudy day. It is important in your daily planning to be prepared with the need tools; plan the quality and quantity of nutrients the blooming plants need; make the environment comfortable, compatable, secure, and appropriate for the seedlings to flourish. In daily instruction, provide each seed with what it particularly needs to grow. Also, be aware of the success each plant is reaching to ensure what you are doing is working. In the evaluation of student work, each student should producing what is adequate for his/her level. I must always be ready to learn how to give students what they need to succeed and be ready to face all environmental elements. Experienced teachers have already been through the trial and error, but they too are always learning new approaches to initiating growth.


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 Teacher Metaphor
Electronic/World Wide Web>Message Posted to a Newsgroup:  Zuch, Lauren (8/22/2002), Teacher Metaphor, Retrieved on 2015-04-04
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