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:

  1. Prepared
    -come to class each day ready to teach.
  2. Positive
    -have optimistic attitudes about teaching and about students.
  3. Hold high expectations
    -set no limits on students and believe everyone can be successful.
  4. Creative
    -are resourceful and inventive in how they teach their classes.
  5. Fair
    -handle students and grading fairly
  6. Display a personal touch
    -approachable
  7. Cultivate a sense of belonging
    -have a way to make students feel welcome and comfortable in their classrooms.
  8. Compassionate
    -are concerned about students’ personal problems and can relate to them and their problems.
  9. Have a sense of humor
    -make learning fun and do not take everything seriously
  10. Respect students
    -do not deliberately embarrass students; teachers who give the highest respect get the highest respect.
  11. Forgiving
    -do not hold grudges
  12. 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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