Composing the Effective Educator Proposal.


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Composing the Successful Teacher Recommendation Peggy Johnson and Kathy Schmidt Saint Mary\'s Hall San Antonio, TX

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Do You Feel Like This? "Flight or Write?"

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The Difference Between Counselor and Teacher Recommendations Counselor letter gives diagram of understudy\'s scholarly and extracurricular life, distinguishes understudy\'s interests and values, recognizes substance of understudy, spots him in settings of school and group Teacher letter concentrates on understudy\'s part in the classroom, ought to be particular to the educator\'s class; distinguishes understudy\'s scholarly qualities

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What do Admissions Officers Hope to Find in a Good Teacher Recommendation? Trustworthiness Information that is particular to the understudy Detailed photo of understudy\'s scholarly capacity, interest, basic deduction aptitudes, enthusiasm to learn, hard working attitude, study propensities, interpersonal communications inside your classroom, inspiration, tirelessness, innovativeness, and so forth. Data constrained to the instructor\'s classroom experience

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Samples of Inadequate Letters of Recommendation: For as far back as two years I have had the delight of connecting with _________ on an expert level. _______ has been an understudy in my Spanish II and Spanish III classes. She has that uncommon capacity that combines a fine personality, a relentless scholarly interest, and an amiability that attracts alternate understudies to her interests. At last, she makes the understudies around her vibe as though they have similarly contributed. Any establishment would be glad to consider _______ a part.

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How can this letter measure up? I have referred to __________ as an understudy in my secondary school, where he was enlisted in a U.S.History class that I educated. He was with me his whole junior year. I have likewise watched _________ in exhibitions of Chamber Choir. My introduction to __________ was not generally positive. In spite of the fact that he is splendid, he didn\'t generally put forth a concentrated effort to his studies. Regularly he was late in turning in his composed assignments. Then again, he frequently read ahead and could answer numerous inquiries. Actually, __________ is entirely verbal. I regularly needed to remind him to stop talking and chuckling with his neighbor. He was occasionally tranquil for long. __________ is, now and again, engaging and at different times an irritation. He coexists well with his associates yet can likewise be problematic. In talking with his golf mentor, I was informed that the season would have been more agreeable without _________. I trust he has a high assessment of himself. In spite of these worries, I prescribe __________ for your system and am sure that he will succeed.

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(Continued) __________ is, now and again, engaging and at different times a vermin. He gets along well with his associates yet can likewise be troublesome. In talking with his golf mentor, I was informed that the season would have been more agreeable without _________. I trust he has a high assessment of himself. Notwithstanding these worries, I prescribe ________ for your system and am sure that he will succeed.

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And This One? I am charmed to prescribe _________ to your fine organization. I have known _________ for a long time and can sincerely say that he is one of the finest understudies we have ever had at our school. He has my full backing in the school application process. ________ will be a wellspring of pride to whichever foundation he goes to. Earnestly,

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So, What Should a Teacher Recommendation Accomplish? Be a backer for the understudy. In the event that you can\'t say anything positive in regards to the understudy, don\'t consent to compose for him. Propose that he request that another educator compose his suggestion. Portray quickly the "way of life" of your classroom as far as your showing style, desires, and sorts of assignments. Incorporate recounted data about the understudy and his execution in your class.

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Teacher Recommendations: 4. At whatever point conceivable, be evaluative and put forth near expressions, for example, "most elevated evaluation on the exam," or "pioneer of class dialogs," or "one of just two An\'s I gave that semester." 5. On the off chance that you have specific information of why an understudy is prone to be fruitful at a specific establishment, notice it in your letter. Limit your letter to one page, and keep a duplicate for future reference.

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Teacher Recommendations: 7. Try not to be reluctant to portray a terrible evaluation. Infrequently a remark around a "poor" evaluation can be more useful and uncovering than remarks around a decent evaluation. 8. Try not to "spout" or make remarks that show up excessively individual ("We\'ve delighted in a cozy relationship.") 9. Try not to incorporate an understudy\'s physical portrayal unless it\'s critical to the setting of your class.

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Qualities to Highlight: Achievement Analytical capacity Originality Creativity Problem-comprehending capacity Research aptitudes Communication abilities Effectiveness in class dialogs Insight Thoroughness

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A Look at the Classroom R é aggregate é Purpose of the resume – to invigorate your memory of the understudy\'s execution in your class To permit the understudy to give the instructor his viewpoint of the classroom experience To help the educator distinguish understudy\'s qualities, challenges, scholarly qualities

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Sample Response to Classroom R é entirety é (on present)

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Structure for a Teacher Recommendation Introduction: Identify the class in which you instructed the understudy, its objectives, challenges, the aptitudes you underline, your involvement in showing your subject. Body: Describe the understudy with regards to your class, highlighting understudy\'s qualities as particularly as could be allowed, giving stories about understudy\'s execution on papers, tasks, and class interest, and so forth. Conclusion: Summarize your appraisal of the understudy\'s capacity; offer a practical sentiment of understudy\'s capacity to succeed in school.

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Final Tips for Teacher Recommendations: Follow the standards of good written work: be brief, to the point, and syntactically right. Use dynamic verbs and couple of modifiers. Know your group of onlookers and remember them. Give significant data. At the point when composing for a weaker understudy, highlight qualities and examine shortcomings. Be careful with the "gem ball" disorder: "I know he will enhance next semester." Proofread your proposal, and edit it once more.

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Examples of Effective Teacher Recommendations : (on gifts)

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Value of an Effective Teacher Recommendation : Helps affirmation officer see how the understudy thinks and performs in the classroom Fills in the scholarly subtle elements of the understudy\'s profile—universities are searching for understudies most importantly else

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Contact Information Peggy Johnson Director of College Counseling Saint Mary\'s Hall 9401 Starcrest Drive San Antonio, TX 78217 210-483-9250 pjohnson@smhall.org Kathy Schmidt Assistant Director of College Counseling Saint Mary\'s Hall 9401 Starcrest Drive San Antonio, TX 78217 210-483-9228 kschmidt@smhall.org

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