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A. CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD TEACHER1. Knows the subject matter.2. Is prepared for class.3. Acquires and maintains excellent teaching skills.4. Has good relationships with students.
WHAT IS A GOOD TEACHER?According to R Singh and C. Padilla, Good teachers generally have the following qualifications:1. Ability to stimulate interest2. Wealth of commentarial statements3. Attention to pupils while reciting4. An effective oraganization of subject matter5. Well- developed assignments6. Good use of illustrative materials7. Provision of individual differences
8. An effective method of appraising the work students9. Freedom from disciplinary difficulties10. Knowledge of the subject matter taught11. Knowledge of the objectives of education12. Conversational manner in teaching13. Frequent use of the experiences of the pupils14. An appreciative attittude evidenced by the teacher’s nod, comments, and smiles15. Skills in asking questions16. Definite directions for study17. Skill in measuring results of teaching18. Willingness to experiment
B. ROLES OF TEACHERSThe six areas of activity of the teacher can be summarized as:1. The teacher as information provider2. The teacher as role model3. The teacher as facilitator4. The teacher as assessor5. The teacher as planner6. The teacher as resource developer
6 areas of activity of the teacher Assessor FacilitatorPlanner Role Model Resource Information developer provider
Teachers Roles Student Mentor assessor Learning Curriculum facilitator evaluatorCurriculum planner On-the-job role modelCourse organiser Teaching role model Study guide Lecturer producer Resource Clinical or material practical creator teacher
C. TEACHER–STUDENT RELATIONSHIP1. The teacher should always act in the best interest of his students.2. The teacher should not divulge private confidential matters and infromation he knows about the pupil/ student.3. The teacher should not give a pupil/student special tutoring during his free period and accept pay or any kind of gift as payment for extra service to add to his meager salary.4. The teacher should not insult a pupil/student in class because of his inability to give the correct answer.5. The teacher should never enter the class under the influence of liquor.
..CONT6. The teacher should make the learning experiences of the pupil/student enjoyable, fruitful and meaningful.7. He should be firm but gentle in matters of discipline.8. He should never allow imself to be influenced by any consideration other than merit in the evaluation of the pupils/students work.9. He should always maintain his dignity and self-respect when dealing with pupils/students and should refrain from receiving favors directly or indirectly from any of his pupils/students or their parents.
D. TEACHING STYLES1. Visual teaching style - the teacher presents the lesson throughpictures, sketches, diagrams, graphs or other related illustrations.
2. Auditory teaching style - the teacher lectures and gives oral explanations most of thetime.
3. Tactile teaching style - the teacher adopts “hands on activities”.
4. Kinesthetic teaching style - the teacher engages the students in physical movement sas theylearn the subject.
5. Group teaching style - the teacher adopts a group interaction and group discussiontechniques in the teaching lessons.
REFERENCES:*Innovative Teaching and Evaluation by Rosario P. Nem Singh and Corazon P. Padilla*Principles and Methods of Teaching by Francisco M. Zulueta*The good teacher is more than a lecturer – the twelve roles of the teacher AMEE Medical Education Guide No 20 by R M Harden and Joy Crosby*Teaching styles of Samuel R. Soliven