Saturday, October 23, 2010

What Defines a Good Teacher?

Teachers are important and make a difference. Teachers with the highest qualifications are not automatically the "best" teachers in the classroom. So how do you know if a teacher is a good one? It's not easy to define, however, here's a list of qualities listed by parents, principals, educators and students.

A good teacher:
  • is supposed to be children's best friends.
  • must be a symbol of kindness and love.
  • must love their work and their students. This will make them motivated, energized, and creative.
  • should speak to their students like parents talk to their young children.
  • should encourage children to think, ask questions and also make them practice a lot.
  • know his/her students well and they are comfortable and at ease with him/her too.
  • is a good student first.
  • is a master of simplification and an enemy of simplism.
I believe that no teacher education program can actually teach you how to teach. If you are thinking about becoming a teacher, you should set high expectations for yourself, and demand excellence not only of yourself, but your students as well.

1 comment:

  1. Hello there! Firstly I would like to thank you for the kind comment on my blog. Secondly I would like to say that I really enjoyed you blog and this post in particular. I agree with you, I already wrote a post on this topic =)
    Cheers for sharing.