chapter  18
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Classroom Roles of the Teacher

Teaching implies a multifaceted and changing relationship. The noun teacher seems to indicate a singular entity-a teacher is a person who performs the act of teaching-yet, the more time you spend in classrooms, the more you recognize the complexity of the teaching-learning process. Rather than a one-dimensional, linear process, teaching is a multidimensional, interactive process. Reflective teachers continually ask themselves “Who am I for these students in this classroom?”, “How are they impacting my life?”, and “By what means do students make sense of the knowledge and skills developed in this discipline?” Classroom roles provide one lens for examining the intricacies of the teaching-learning process.