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Dr.Rose has spent almost fifty years successfully teaching from kindergarten to graduate students.
During this time he constantly challenged the status quo asking, “Why are we doing it this way?” In his search for an effective solution, he found not one, but many which could effectively solve specific problems.
Once he truly understood how complex and enormously different each student was he began experimenting with ways to individualize instruction. Dr.Rose learned to balance that by developing extensive group dynamics and group cohesiveness techniques.
In his own words, "Mutual respect through better listening and observation on my part lead to giving more and more earned power to my students as they became increasingly responsible. This culminated in the continuous feedback and the negotiations that helped them live in a real democracy. Finally, I managed my classrooms by using a combination of coercion, persuasion, and negotiation that resulted in the most efficient delivery of lessons, good test scores, and happy, well-rounded students. With all the new technology these results are much easier to achieve.
In his education books you will see his efforts and growth as Dr. Rose went from a completely naive and clueless teacher to a professional who has attempted more unique approaches. He was convinced that teachers need more, not less autonomy (power). They need to be able to find out who they are, what teaching styles work best, what materials work best for them, and then allowed the opportunity to learn from their failures without being demoralized by excessive criticism. These teachers then would have the attitude towards learning and the confidence to allow the same respect and shared power with their students to totally change students' present attitude towards learning.
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