Dr. Dheeraj Mehrotra (Author & National Awardee)VP- AcademicsNext Education India Pvt. Ltd.www.nexteducation.in
Must be an EngagingPersonality.A great teacher has to bevery engaging and musthold the attention ofstudents in alldiscussions.
Need to Clear Objectivesfor LessonsA great teacher establishesclear objectives for eachlesson and works to meetthose specific objectivesduring each class.
Must Practice EffectiveDiscipline SkillsA great teacher has to haveeffective discipline skillsand need to promotepositive behaviors andchange in the classroom.
Must Showcase EffectiveClassroom Management SkillsA great teacher has to have goodclassroom management skillsand must ensure good studentbehavior, effective study andwork habits, and an overall senseof respect in the classroom.
Must Explore GoodCommunication with ParentsA great teacher maintains opencommunication with parents andkeeps them informed of what isgoing on in the classroom as far ascurriculum, discipline, and otherissues. They make themselvesavailable for phonecalls, meetings, and email.
Believe in HighExpectationsA great teacher has highexpectations of theirstudents and encourageseveryone to alwayswork at their best level.
Must Imbibe Knowledge ofCurriculum and StandardsA great teacher has thoroughknowledge of the schoolscurriculum and other standardsthey must uphold in theclassroom. They ensure theirteaching meets those standards.
Knowledge of Subject MatterThis may seem obvious, but issometimes overlooked. A greatteacher has incredible knowledge ofand enthusiasm for the subjectmatter they are teaching. They areprepared to answer questions andkeep the material interesting for thestudents.
Passion for Children andTeachingA great teacher is passionateabout teaching and working withchildren. They are excited aboutinfluencing students lives andunderstand the impact they have.
Strong Rapport withStudentsA great teacher developsa strong rapport withstudents and establishestrusting relationships.
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