Qualities of a good teacher

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Qualities of a good teacher

By | August 2010
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Qualities of a good teacher

Teaching is a difficult occupation. Teachers play an important part in training children, teenagers… So, a good teacher must have some special qualities. They are: knowledge, creation, confidence, empathy, sense of humor and passion.

Imagine you are dreaming being a teacher, you must accept that there are no doubt that knowledge is the first quality of a good teacher. A good teacher need to enlarge his/her general knowledge on culture, society, biology, geography… to provide students what they want to know. Beside, a good teacher must be a person who are open to change. He/she must know “the only real constant in life is change”. There is a place not only for tradition but also for new ways, new ideas and new methods. To be a good teacher, he/she is willing to learn from other peers and from his/her students. A good teacher need to know that his/her student are visual, auditory and kinesthetic learners. He/she are adept at creating presentation skills for many kind of learners. If a teacher can do these thing, he/she will get more respect from his/her students.

Creation perhaps is the second quality. A good teacher is a person who are able to motivate students by using creative and inspirational methods of teaching. He/she must always seek to find new ideas. He/she not only teaches in a traditional way but also find another way to transfer the lessons. A good teacher need to find many kind of teaching method such as: using mass media, preparing presentation slide show on computer; transferring knowledge through games… Being a creative teacher will make students enjoy classes because they know there are many new and interesting things in your lessons.

Another quality that a good teacher should have is confidence. He/she must believe in his/herself despite setbacks. “Failure Is The Mother Of Success”. Teachers is a hard work. Sometime he/she will feel stressful, tired and disappointed, but...