Personal Attributes of a Good Teacher

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Jaaziel A. SumayoJanuary 9, 2012
BEE IIThe Teaching Profession
Activity #4

The 12 Personal Attributes of a Good Teacher

       We can divide the countless qualities we expect in a "good" teacher into two main categories: professional skills related to his subjects and to his job as teacher, and personal qualities as a man. These two types of qualities are not separated; together, they combine a unit called "a good teacher". A teacher with many personal qualities and no professional qualifications is not a teacher. Old handed teachers are not "good" teachers unless they have some specific characteristics that we always look for. Actually, no one can be comfortable when talking with a teacher who is bad-tempered all the time, for example. 1. The good physical appearance. This means pleasing personality in what way the teacher shows how he carry himself. To be a good teacher, you would better be active and look smart all the time; a good teacher's appearance should be acceptable according to the social standards, at least. Some teachers might enter their class at the first time and sit on the edge of the desk, wearing earrings with a "sense of humor" pretending that they just want to be closer to their students. "This character is as dangerous as he is appealing." Trevor Wright.

2. Good physical health and personal hygiene can also be seen in one of the personal attributes of a good teacher. This is as well as the first personal attributes of a good teacher mentioned above. Not just pleasing personality but also good personal hygiene is a plus factor for a teacher. Students are not afraid to come near him and be confident in him without this good personal attribute. Also, in the teacher’s part, this adds to the teaching and personal confidence. As an example, a student will not come close to a teacher who has a bad odor. With this as well, the teacher could not express himself openly. He may be a very good teacher when it comes to...
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