A GOOD TEACHER
There are three major areas with which a good teacher needs to be concerned (1) good interpersonal relations; (2) adequate knowledge of the subject matter; (3) professionalism. A good teacher will promote good relationships among the students by encouraging collaboration and sharing. He or she will promote pair and group work in the classroom. A good teacher knows that students must take responsibility for their own learning and therefore encourages them to contribute to the class experience. Effective classroom management is an essential part of a good teacher's role. Discipline has to be dealt with along with personality conflicts. Establish rules and expectations the first day. The rules should be clear, concise and administered fairly and consistently. Students need to take risks in order to learn therefore the good teacher will create a comfortable, positive and secure classroom. A good teacher will have good rapport with the students which means knowing their names, being attentive and responsive to all students and setting boundaries for appropriate behaviors. It is important to know and show concern for each student, not just those who are the brightest, the most vocal or with behavior problems. Enthusiasm for his or her job is necessary and a good teacher goes about it in a dynamic, confident manner. She or he must also be able to work well with other teachers, supervisors and administrators. Appearance is important as well. Slovenliness gives a bad impression to students. Never let students sense that you are angry, frustrated or confused and never openly get angry with students. Try to stay calm and relaxed In order for learning to take place, the teacher must be able to help the student understand the purpose of the lesson and to relate to the students needs. Different individuals have different learning styles which mean the teacher will need to adapt the teaching to the learning style of the student. Lessons need to be devised...
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