By Ruth Edwards.
There are many roles and responsibilities that a teacher has, such as, being able to teach the subject clearly and effectively in a variety of different ways to keep the attention of the students. Teachers must be able to define the individual learner needs to ensure all students to determine which levels students are working towards. Teachers also need to be approachable, and should be there for the students as and when they are needed. In this essay I will talk about a few of these which I feel are important to every teacher, no matter what area they are in.
One of the main roles of a teacher as I see it is to create a safe learning environment with a trusting relationship between teacher and student. I feel this is important so both staff and students know that while they are they will be treated with respect and that care will be taken to ensure the safety and welfare of the each student. Following the code of professional practice would ensure that this would happen because it states that the members shall at all times should respect the rights of learners and members should take reasonable care to ensure the safety and welfare of learners and comply with relevant statutory provisions to support their well-being.
Another role of a teacher is to be un-biased. As a teacher you will come across students from many different backgrounds and religions. There will also be a wide range of learning abilities, it is important that teachers don’t judge their students on where they come from, how they live or what their beliefs are. They have to be aware that everyone is individual. This also falls in with number 2 of the code of professional practice, every member must act in a member which recognises diversity as an asset.
The main responsibility of a teacher is to have a clear knowledge of the subject they teach and should be able to motivate the students using a wide variety of resources,...