What Makes a GreatTeacher


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a slideshow on what makes an effective teacher. particularly useful to college/school teachers. helps teachers do some quick swot and helps them equip themselves with useful skills.

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  • 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.
  • What Makes a GreatTeacher

    1. 1. What Makes aGREAT Teacher? m n RAJU
    2. 2. A mediocre teacher tells. A good teacher explains. A superior teacher demonstrates. A Great teacher2 inspires. mnRAJU
    3. 3. 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
    4. 4. Students’ Expectations4 mnRAJU
    5. 5. ABCs for great Teachers5 mnRAJU
    6. 6. Choose Five Most Important6 mnRAJU
    7. 7. 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
    8. 8. 8 mnRAJU
    9. 9. A Great Teacher is . . .9 mnRAJU
    10. 10. A Great Teacher is • Trained • Adept • Learned • Equipped • Never ending learner • Takes questions10 mnRAJU
    11. 11. Are Teachers Born? orAre Teachers Made? Can Teaching be Taught?11 mnRAJU
    12. 12. A Great Teacher Learns tea c hing is a SKILLTeaching is a dynamic skill, needs regular retraining & refreshing.12 mnRAJU
    13. 13. 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
    14. 14. A Great Teacher Structures Tell what you want to tell, tell, tell what you have told.14 mnRAJU
    15. 15. A Great Teacher is . . .15 mnRAJU
    16. 16. A Great Teacher is Energetic • Healthy • Attentive • Lively • Enthusiastic16 mnRAJU
    17. 17. 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
    18. 18. A Great Teacher is Enthusiastic • to teach • about the subject • with the students18 mnRAJU
    19. 19. A good teacher is Confident – Calm down – Rehearse – Imagine success – Shun shyness – Passion for subject19 mnRAJU
    20. 20. A Great Teacher is . . .20 mnRAJU
    21. 21. A Great Teacher is Ambitious • Aim B IG 2. Success comes from • Desire • Decision • Determination • Challenge yourself21 mnRAJU
    22. 22. 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
    23. 23. 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
    24. 24. A Great Teacher is Positive "They can, because they think they can." -- Virgil "Man is what he believes." -- Anton Chekhov24 mnRAJU
    25. 25. A Great Teacher Takes Risks If there is no chance of failure, then success is meaningless.25 mnRAJU
    26. 26. A Great Teacher is . . .26 mnRAJU
    27. 27. A Great Teacher is Cheerful • Smiling • Hygienic • Optimistic • Well dressed27 mnRAJU
    28. 28. A Great Teacher Pleases  Smile  Mention Name  Interest  Listen  Empathize28 mnRAJU
    29. 29. 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
    30. 30. A Great Teacher is . . .30 mnRAJU
    31. 31. A Great Teacher is Humane 1. Compassionate 2. Understanding 3. Friendly 4. Fair 5. Supportive31 mnRAJU
    32. 32. A Great Teacher is Friendly One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. - Carl Jung32 mnRAJU
    33. 33. A Great Teacher is Fair Students should be assessed based on performance not personality.33 mnRAJU
    34. 34. A Great Teacher is Supportive When students really have something important to say, they should be able to say it clearly, forcefully, and with proper evidence.34 mnRAJU
    35. 35. A Great Teacher is . . .35 mnRAJU
    36. 36. A Great Teacher is Eloquent 1.Fluent 2.Communicative 3.Expressive 4.Clear 5.Pleasant36 mnRAJU
    37. 37. A Great Teacher is Communicative Listen keenly Speak clearly Mind your words and tone Maintain eye contact Be courteous37 mnRAJU
    38. 38. A Great Teacher Supports what he says  Examples  Statistics  Definitions  Testimony38 mnRAJU
    39. 39. A Great Teacher is REACHes  Reinforce  Encourage  Acknowledge  Clarify  Highlight39 mnRAJU
    40. 40. A Great Teacher’s VOICE  Vocabulary  Order of words  Intonation  Cut out the unwanted  Empower (visual, auditory, olfactory, kinesthetic)40 mnRAJU
    41. 41. A Great Teacher is . . .41 mnRAJU
    42. 42. A Great Teacher is Resourceful 1.Creative 2.Original 3.Imaginative 4.Intelligent 5.Sensible42 mnRAJU
    43. 43. A Great Teacher is Inspiring It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. - Albert Einstein43 mnRAJU
    44. 44. A Great Teacher Manages Keep cool Resist being provoked Establish rapport Judicious discipline Praise liberally44 mnRAJU
    45. 45. A Great Teacher has Commonsense  Assess situations quickly  Make appropriate decisions  Know what to ignore  Know when to react  Be pro-active45 mnRAJU
    46. 46. Send your comments to lionnagaraju@in.com This slideshow is available at www.authorstream.com/tag/lionnagaraju www.slideshare.net/lionnagaraju46 mnRAJU