Sarnath. Site of the Buddha's discourse on the Four Noble Truths.
Just as we respect students who really try, even if they do not succeed in everything they do, so they will respect us, even if we are not as good as we want to be. And just as we will do almost anything to help a student who really wants to succeed, so they will help us to be good teachers if they sense that we are sincere in our efforts to succeed at teaching.
Good teachers set themselves impossible goals , and then scramble to achieve them. Because they knew that my risk was based on my own faith and trust in them , they wanted me-they wanted us-to succeed. Taking risks gives teachers a high that is healthy for them and their students. It makes good teaching, good learning.
Transcript of "What Makes a GreatTeacher"
What Makes aGREAT Teacher? m n RAJU
A mediocre teacher tells. A good teacher explains. A superior teacher demonstrates. A Great teacher2 inspires. mnRAJU
The Teacher Who INSPIRED You Re c olle c t Who was your best teacher at school/college? How did he/she inspire you? Write Sha re3 mnRAJU
Name Game Think of an adjective beginning with the first letter of your name to describe yourself. Introduce yourself to others using that adjective. (e.g., I am Raju. I am resourceful.) Remember the adjectives others use to describe themselves. Introduce two colleagues to class.7 mnRAJU
A Great Teacher is • Trained • Adept • Learned • Equipped • Never ending learner • Takes questions10 mnRAJU
Are Teachers Born? orAre Teachers Made? Can Teaching be Taught?11 mnRAJU
A Great Teacher Learns tea c hing is a SKILLTeaching is a dynamic skill, needs regular retraining & refreshing.12 mnRAJU
A Great Teacher Knows Know your stuff command of subject-specific knowledge Know whom you are stuffing listen to what students tell & do not tell Know when they are stuffed take feedback & read body language Get into your subject Get the subject into you Get the subject into students’ hearts mnRAJU13
A Great Teacher Structures Tell what you want to tell, tell, tell what you have told.14 mnRAJU
A Great Teacher is Energetic • Healthy • Attentive • Lively • Enthusiastic16 mnRAJU
An Energetic body language • Active movement • Good eye contact • Good posture • Impressive pace • Encouraging gestures • Visually vibrant What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches. - Karl Menninger17 mnRAJU
A Great Teacher is Enthusiastic • to teach • about the subject • with the students18 mnRAJU
A good teacher is Confident – Calm down – Rehearse – Imagine success – Shun shyness – Passion for subject19 mnRAJU
A Great Teacher is Ambitious • Aim B IG 2. Success comes from • Desire • Decision • Determination • Challenge yourself21 mnRAJU
Decide to Be A Great Teacher Effective teachers try and try and try, and let students know they try. “Determination, energy, and courage appear spontaneously when we care deeply about something.”22 mnRAJU
A Great Teacher is Positive Passion to inspire Urge to help Right attitude Expect good A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.23 - Henry Brooks Adams mnRAJU
A Great Teacher is Positive "They can, because they think they can." -- Virgil "Man is what he believes." -- Anton Chekhov24 mnRAJU
A Great Teacher Takes Risks If there is no chance of failure, then success is meaningless.25 mnRAJU
A Great Teacher is Cheerful • Smiling • Hygienic • Optimistic • Well dressed27 mnRAJU
A Great Teacher Pleases Smile Mention Name Interest Listen Empathize28 mnRAJU
A Great Teacher is Humorous social lubricant enhances communication helps you appear human makes class enjoyable helps you see the joy in life no sarcasm, please It is hard for people to disagree with29 you when you are smiling mnRAJU