Why Teacher Fails

1161 words 5 pages
Mean Shean Wong

ENG 104
29 April 2013
Why teachers fail
For ancient time, teachers have played an important role in society. Behind every successful person, there is a teacher. Nowadays, both parents are too busy earning money because of the high living expenses, so the teacher is expected to build a strong moral character and provide emotional support for the students. To achieve this, by the definition of John Lembo who is the author of “Why Teachers Fail,” has four qualities: (1) “he can engage students in an open and trusting relationship by his capacity to listen and accept; (2) he is skilled in the use of different diagnostic, planning, facilitative and evaluative procedure and is knowledgeable about their limitations; (3)
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Thus, Finn finds out that Zack is talented and lets him play his own song during the competition. On the other hand, Freddy is an energetic kid and Finn realizes it. Thus, Finn makes Freddy the drummer, and he does not let Finn down. Therefore, Finn does not waste any opportunity of finding his students’ talents; he absolutely meets Lembo’s second competency criteria. Finn meets the third criteria of Lembo: “he is experimental in his general attitude toward identifying and providing appropriate learning conditions.” Finn teaches the class the history of rock and instructs them playing music instruments such as electric guitar, bass, drum and keyboard. These music instruments are not in the prestigious prep school, Horace Green, because it is a formal school. Students there play piano, violin and flute which are usually used to play classic music. Rock is not something that students can contact in the school unless they find it on the website or though friends. In this case, the students who want to know more about rock might get into trouble such as making online friends who are not reliable and it could cause some terrible mistakes. Thus it is better that Finn brings rock music to school and teaches his student in the classroom. And, it has no bad influence on the students overall. Finn also meets the last concept of Lembo’s competency criteria, since “he can look at his own beliefs, feeling and behavior openly and can find ways to make them more


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