THE DEMANDS OF SOCIETY FROM THE TEACHER AS A PERSON
What are the demands of the teaching profession from the teacher as a person? There are 12 characteristics of an Effective Teacher:
-come to class each day ready to teach.
-have optimistic attitudes about teaching and about students.
- Hold high expectations
-set no limits on students and believe everyone can be successful.
-are resourceful and inventive in how they teach their classes.
-handle students and grading fairly
- Display a personal touch
- Cultivate a sense of belonging
-have a way to make students feel welcome and comfortable in their classrooms.
-are concerned about students’ personal problems and can relate to them and their problems.
- Have a sense of humor
-make learning fun and do not take everything seriously
- Respect students
-do not deliberately embarrass students; teachers who give the highest respect get the highest respect.
-do not hold grudges
- Admit mistakes
-quick to admit being wrong.
Summary: These 12 traits of good teachers are the same traits given by the students of these writer’s every time they asked various classes to list down traits of effective teachers.
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