A student is a bank into which the teacher deposits knowledge.


  1. The students may be a bank, however, the teacher may have a problem of the withdrawal of information.
  2. It should be the teacher's resposibility to help students discover knowledge. A student expects the teacher to deposit information.
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    • I think there are many deposots, but it is the student who must cash in.
  3. This is done even when teachers do not think the students is being receptive, often something (many times, much) is being absorbed.
    • We are beginning to see education as a process of discavery for both the teacher and student.
    • Ideally.
    • Exactly. Can we go now?
  4. This statement is not completely true. The student is a learner who is at the center of his/her own discovery. Teachers help facilitate this process.
    • Which statements are completely true?
  5. Students are gifts waiting to be opened. As teachers we must open those gifts and value their purpose or functions.
    • I agree!
    • Good point!
    • Very well put!
  6. Students are banks in which knowledge is not only deposited but from who knowledge can be extracted as well as used by the depositor.
  7. Older"dated" idea, I believe. I don't agree with the dynamics - Kids are "cashing out" teacher's knowledge. I think learning is much more dynamic. At times directed from the teacher to the student. At times teacher to student always"sharing approach".
  8. There are far too many knowledge inputs,teachers are only one depositor.
    • O.K. !
    • Too many is never enough, learning is continual.
    • If the bank is closed, no one can make a deposit.
    • As teachers we are responsible to help the students want to learn.
  9. No, teacher leads students to knowledge.
    • Sure we do, as we should.
    • We might not lead, but we help to set the stage.
  10. Disagree - A student is a bank in which a student deposits knowledge.
    • I do not agree with your disagreeing, but the latter is true too.
  11. Nope ! Learning is a two way street. Both the "teacher" and the student gain knowledge.
  12. Hopefully, the student is waiting for deposits of information. The student can learn to access the knowledge and withdraws incorrect or unacceptable information.
    • What if they (the students) are not waiting or receptive?
Now, the concluding remarks from the three geniuses !

Nora Kasper - A teacher is not a sage on the stage, but a guide on the side.

Geneva Tolliferreo-Our initial response to the statement is that we believe that the general statement is true. Our thought after reading the other responses is that diversity is evident, in the overall statements of everyone. We regard this as an important issue because deposits are necessary for withdrawals, as you can not depend on the interest rates, as there is often not much to draw from (especially initially). Deposits by the teacher should assist the student with discovery.

Regina Toscani - The "depositing" of knowledge is only a small part of teaching. With each "deposit" comes "interest" which could be new connections being made, generalizing of knowledge, an increase motivation to learn, etc. As teachers we must also be aware of how we are attempting to deposit information.. If the way we are doing these causes the students' banks to "close" then are teaching is not effective. we could also be, unknowingly, causing resentment towards education from the students.