Let your students be what you need – Nassau Guardian

According to Marcel T. Sherman, teaching is not a profession, but rather a gift … a profession, and not everyone who calls himself a teacher is an educator. The pedagogue said teaching is more than getting in front of a group of students and saying “open your textbooks” – he said they have to be what their students need them to be.

“In addition to that, you have to be counselor as well, because you do not know what is going through these kids’ heads. You have to be careful, you have to be able to hear what’s going on, “Sherman said.

“When you have a child, remember that it is the person in front of you. Then the lesson begins. And that is what has governed me over the years,” said Sherman, who retired after four. decades in the educational system.

Regarding his legacy, Sherman said he wanted to be remembered as the man who hopefully made the difference. This is from those who said he did not consider teaching as a profession, and from those who own that he was not the best student during his formation.

“After graduating from high school, she worked at the former Prince George Hotel on Bay Street. [Coakley] Looked at me. She said, “Marcel, do you remember the conversation I had with you?” Of course. She said, “Are you still interested?” Why did she say she? “

Marcel T. Sherman in class.

Shermaninitiald his employment with the Catholic Board of Education (CBE) as a teacher’s aide at St. Francis School. He said he was the principal and had an associate bachelor’s degree before earning a bachelor’s degree in St. John’s. University in New York. He completed his higher education with a CBE scholarship.

Sherman said he finds it interesting that he ended up as an educator because his original plan was to enter the priesthood. It was a matter of careful consideration and discussion.

Sherman began employment at CBE on September 1, 1981. He taught at St. Thomas More (STM) until 1987, before moving to Aquinas University (AC), where he taught religion from 1987 to 1993. He was the student’s dean. He was at AC from 1993 to 2006; Vice-Principal until his retirement from 2006 to May.

“I was trained in secondary education, but my experience at STM helped me a lot and I was well prepared to finally move to Aquinas in 1987. I’m not saying I didn’t make the mistake, but I think one of the things I always did at the beginning of each school year was always planning. How can I be a better teacher than the previous year? Even when I became an administrator. “

He looked back on what he had experienced and realized that it was awesome. He tried to find his nerves that he felt when he first stepped into the classroom, his newcomer’s mistakes, his assertions, and what made him comfortable. He said the support he helped him.

“I call them rough necks, but I have established a relationship with them. I have become an authority on the class. Sometimes I was scared … scared, but I Couldn’t show them to them. You had to control. “

シャーマンは、両親が子供たちにカトリック教育の恩恵を与えるのに苦労しているのを目撃し、彼が多くの異なる態度に出会ったために生徒を助けるためのプログラムを開始する必要があることに気づいI remember that.

He realized that they needed to be exposed to what was the result of bad choices, so he started taking his students to jail once a year. By doing so, he said he came to know the prisoners who would encourage him to continue his students.

“When I became dean, I especially heard a student land in jail. I taught him in elementary school. He came to Aquinas and I saw his behavior worsen. After all, after graduating, someone came to me and said that XYZ was put in jail. I was curious. “

When the former student was released from prison, Sherman, then the student’s dean, remembered being in his office and hearing him knock on the door. It was his ex-student who came to apologize to him. He also told him he would not have been imprisoned if he had heard.シャーマンは、彼とその元学生は今、毎朝コミュニケーションを取っていると言いました。

As Sherman retired, he said he wanted to increase the number of male teachers and encouraged educators to occasionally close books and listen to their students.

“The kids carry a lot of things, so listen to them,” Sherman said. “Even now, the after effects of this pandemic, we do now know how these kids have been affected mentally, and we are not going to see the after effects until maybe five to 10 years down the road. I’m starting to see it, but when that happens, we’ll see it. “

With a passion for art, Sherman said his first love was theater, but he likes to be in the classroom, loves his students, and uses his creative aspects. He said he would bring out the best of his students. Let your students be what you need – Nassau Guardian

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