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Daemon
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Teachers' Day in the Czech Republic

March 28 is the birthday of Jan Amos Komensky (or John Comenius; 1592-1670), a noted educational reformer and theologian in the former Czechoslovakia. Komensky was the first person to write an illustrated textbook for children, used for teaching Latin words; he was also a proponent of compulsory education. It has been traditional for children to honor him on Teachers' Day, or Komensky Day, by bringing flowers and gifts to their teachers. The day is also observed with lectures, music, and educational activities. More...
Ajay Amitabh Suman
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In India Teacher's day is celebrated on 5th of September.
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Teachers should be celebrated everywhere
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If one wants to live in democracy one has to have compulsory education as advocated by our hero and his birthday today. Jan Amos Komensky was a clear sighted and far seeing educator and I like that his day is celebrated as a teacher appreciation day. Do we have the like in the US. I don't think so.
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Teachers should be celebrated EVERY day.

I hear that in some countries, the students stand up and bow to their teachers at the beginning of each class.

Great idea!

Here in the United States, teachers in certain areas spend most of their time trying to maintain order instead of actually teaching.

Being a teacher today in certain areas is horrible: defiance, violence, vandalism.

And, of course, the teacher -- not the bad student -- is blamed!
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Teacher is your spiritual father.
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João Amós Comenius - Jan Amos Komensky - Didactica Magna

Comenius foi o criador da Didática Moderna e um dos maiores educadores do século XVII. Já naquele século, ele concebeu uma teoria humanista e espiritualista da formação do homem que resultou em propostas pedagógicas hoje consagradas ou tidas como muito avançadas.


Síntese das Propostas pedagógicas de Comenius:

a) o respeito ao estágio de desenvolvimento da criança no processo de aprendizagem,
b) a construção do conhecimento através da experiência, da observação e da ação, e
c) uma educação sem punição, mas com diálogo, exemplo e ambiente adequado.
d) a necessidade da interdisciplinaridade, da afetividade do educador, e de um ambiente escolar arejado, bonito, com espaço livre e ecológico.
e) coerência de propósitos educacionais entre família e escola,
f) desenvolvimento do raciocínio lógico e do espírito científico, e
g) a formação do homem religioso, social, político, racional, afetivo e moral.

http://frankvcarvalho.blogspot.com.br/2011/09/joao-amos-comenius-jan-amos-komensky.html
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every day should be teachers day, the most unappreciated career
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Ajay Amitabh Suman wrote:
In India Teacher's day is celebrated on 5th of September.

Good to know it's not just the Czechs who appreciate teachers. I've got a lot of respect for teachers in general. I had a few shockers & a few who were brilliant. They should be paid more. I hear the situation's even worse in US.
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I beg your pardon I forget to copy the translation d'oh!
Here it is:

Cominius’s Teaching Principles (in his own words)

Following in the footsteps of nature we find that the process of education will be easy:

If it begin early, before the mind is corrupted.
If the mind be duly prepared to receive it.
If it proceed from the general to the particular. ,
And from what is easy to what is more difficult.
If the pupil be not overburdened by too many subjects.
And if progress be slow in every case.
If the intellect be forced to nothing to which its natural bent does not incline it, in accordance with its age and with the right method.
If everything be taught through the medium of the senses.
And if the use of everything taught be continually kept in view.
If everything be taught according to one and the same method.
These, I say, are the principles to be adopted if education is to be easy and pleasant (Cominius, 1628/1896, Chapter 17, p. 127).

http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~duchan/new_history/early_modern/comenius.html


monamagda wrote:
João Amós Comenius - Jan Amos Komensky - Didactica Magna

Comenius foi o criador da Didática Moderna e um dos maiores educadores do século XVII. Já naquele século, ele concebeu uma teoria humanista e espiritualista da formação do homem que resultou em propostas pedagógicas hoje consagradas ou tidas como muito avançadas.


Síntese das Propostas pedagógicas de Comenius:

a) o respeito ao estágio de desenvolvimento da criança no processo de aprendizagem,
b) a construção do conhecimento através da experiência, da observação e da ação, e
c) uma educação sem punição, mas com diálogo, exemplo e ambiente adequado.
d) a necessidade da interdisciplinaridade, da afetividade do educador, e de um ambiente escolar arejado, bonito, com espaço livre e ecológico.
e) coerência de propósitos educacionais entre família e escola,
f) desenvolvimento do raciocínio lógico e do espírito científico, e
g) a formação do homem religioso, social, político, racional, afetivo e moral.

http://frankvcarvalho.blogspot.com.br/2011/09/joao-amos-comenius-jan-amos-komensky.html
Milica Boghunovich
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Daemon wrote:
Teachers' Day in the Czech Republic

March 28 is the birthday of Jan Amos Komensky (or John Comenius; 1592-1670), a noted educational reformer and theologian in the former Czechoslovakia. Komensky was the first person to write an illustrated textbook for children, used for teaching Latin words; he was also a proponent of compulsory education. It has been traditional for children to honor him on Teachers' Day, or Komensky Day, by bringing flowers and gifts to their teachers. The day is also observed with lectures, music, and educational activities. More...


Applause Happy Teachers' Day!
TheParser
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NeuroticHellFem wrote:
I hear the situation's even worse in US.


Actually, in some big cities, teachers are paid VERY well.

But many of those same teachers face horrific disciplinary problems.

The teachers have lost control of their classrooms because the government will not allow defiant and violent students to be punished appropriately.

Talented people are no longer becoming public (government-sponsored) school teachers.
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