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Good instructors compiled by Dr. Refaat Bushra

  1. 1. Instructors
  2. 2. "A teacher affects eternity; he / she can never tell where his /her influence stops." ~Henry Brooks Adams
  3. 3. A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others. 
  4. 4. I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.  ~Alexander the Great
  5. 5. Lets Be A Super Instructor
  6. 6. <ul><li>Usually students tell lot of complaints about Instructors but in your case, I have </li></ul><ul><li>heard lot of compliments and complaints were too few…. </li></ul><ul><li>I salute you people </li></ul><ul><li>for being </li></ul><ul><li>an inspiring instructor for Students </li></ul><ul><li>With the words of compliment , I start this presentation </li></ul>
  7. 7. Qualities of a Good Instructors This presentation is intended to show you the characters and personalities of a great teacher. For those who have this qualities in them, this presentation will prove as an acknowledgment and For those who miss out few things in this, this presentation will help you to know few things that exists in teaching…
  8. 8. how worthy instructors are? Mothers give life to a generation…. Teachers are responsible for making generations So instructors make generations
  9. 9. <ul><li>A mediocre instructor tells, </li></ul><ul><li>A good instructor explains </li></ul><ul><li>A superior instructor demonstrates </li></ul><ul><li>A great instructor inspires </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Students say good Instructor </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is kind </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is generous </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Listens to you </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Has faith in you </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Encourages you </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keeps confidence </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Likes teaching students </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Likes teaching their subject </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Takes time to explain things </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Helps you when you are stuck </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tells you how you are doing </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allows you to have your say </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Doesn’t give up on you </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cares for your opinion </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Makes you feel clever, treats people equally </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stands up for you </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Makes allowances </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tells the truth’ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is forgiving </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Researchers say a good Instructor is / has got <ul><li>Affectionate </li></ul><ul><li>Smiling </li></ul><ul><li>Honest </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy </li></ul><ul><li>Helpful </li></ul><ul><li>Tolerance </li></ul><ul><li>Patient </li></ul><ul><li>Creative </li></ul><ul><li>Positive </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Curious </li></ul><ul><li>Passionate </li></ul><ul><li>Imaginative </li></ul><ul><li>Resourceful </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective </li></ul><ul><li>Committed </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of humor </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of purpose </li></ul>
  12. 12. Top 10 traits of a good Instructor <ul><li>1. Is ever willing to learn </li></ul><ul><li>2. Wants to be a good teacher </li></ul><ul><li>3. Is a good communicator </li></ul><ul><li>4. Is knowledgeable </li></ul><ul><li>5. Uses humor </li></ul><ul><li>6. Has positive attitude </li></ul><ul><li>7. Is flexible </li></ul><ul><li>8. Uses diverse methods </li></ul><ul><li>9. Is uncomforting </li></ul><ul><li>10. What would # 10 be? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Trait #10 <ul><li>A desire to make </li></ul><ul><li>the world </li></ul><ul><li>a better place </li></ul><ul><li>for these students </li></ul>
  14. 14. A good instructor … <ul><li>Really wants to be a good instructor </li></ul><ul><li>Good instructors try and try and try, and let students know they try </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching is dynamic skill, needs regular retraining & refreshing </li></ul>
  15. 15. A good instructor knows the <ul><li>The subjects </li></ul><ul><li>The students </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing your stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing whom you are stuffing </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing when they are stuffed </li></ul>
  16. 16. A good instructor <ul><li>Is structured </li></ul><ul><li>She knows when to start and when to complete </li></ul>
  17. 17. A good instructor <ul><li>Takes risks </li></ul><ul><li>If there is no choice of failure then success is meaningless </li></ul>
  18. 18. A good instructor <ul><li>Has a positive attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Why do we think we deserve smart, self motivates, hard working students who do not really need to be taught? </li></ul>
  19. 19. A good instructor <ul><li>Consider teacher a form of parenting </li></ul><ul><li>Recognizing that students are adults, sort of but children sort of. </li></ul>
  20. 20. A good instructor <ul><li>Is confident </li></ul><ul><li>Overcome stage fright through </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge of subject </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge of the audience </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Love for the subject </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sufficient preparation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rehearse </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enthusiasm </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be the boss (courage is acting in spite of fear) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Visualize success (faith in yourself) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Physical exercise (play a game) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. A good instructor <ul><li>Gives students confidence </li></ul><ul><li>When students really have something important to say, they should be able to say it clearly, forcefully, and with proper evidence. </li></ul>
  22. 22. A good instructor <ul><li>Keeps students & himself in balance </li></ul><ul><li>The only time when I learn is when my comfort, my complacence and my self assurance are threatened </li></ul>
  23. 23. A good instructor <ul><li>Listens to his students </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to what students try to tell about what makes a good teacher </li></ul>
  24. 24. A good instructor <ul><li>Takes feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Watch for non verbal clues </li></ul><ul><li>Receive </li></ul><ul><li>Respond </li></ul>
  25. 25. A good instructor <ul><li>Is energetic </li></ul><ul><li>Variety in voice </li></ul><ul><li>Dramatic pace </li></ul><ul><li>Effective pauses </li></ul><ul><li>Active movement (avoid purposeless movement) </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging gestures </li></ul><ul><li>Visual demonstration ( how things work, look, move) </li></ul><ul><li>Facial expressions </li></ul><ul><li>Appealing smile (let your face show your emotion) </li></ul><ul><li>Be natural ( don’t cultivate artificial habits) </li></ul><ul><li>Good posture </li></ul>
  26. 26. A good instructor <ul><li>Supports what he/ she says </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Definitions </li></ul><ul><li>Testimony </li></ul><ul><li>Stories </li></ul><ul><li>Experiences </li></ul>
  27. 27. A good instructor <ul><li>Has good body language </li></ul><ul><li>Postures </li></ul><ul><li>Gestures </li></ul><ul><li>Facial expressions </li></ul>
  28. 28. A good instructor <ul><li>Maintains eye contact </li></ul><ul><li>Global look </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t read from text </li></ul><ul><li>Use note cards </li></ul><ul><li>Add statistics, quotations etc., ( for credibility) </li></ul>
  29. 29. A good instructor <ul><li>Is humorous </li></ul><ul><li>Be amiable </li></ul><ul><li>Narrate jokes, anecdotes </li></ul><ul><li>(Hard for people to disagree with you when you are smiling) </li></ul>
  30. 30. A good instructor <ul><li>Gets in </li></ul><ul><li>Get into your subject </li></ul><ul><li>Get the subject into you </li></ul><ul><li>Get your subject into the minds of your students </li></ul>
  31. 31. A good instructor <ul><li>Remembers to </li></ul><ul><li>Never deviate </li></ul><ul><li>Never tell what is not required </li></ul><ul><li>Follow good etiquette & manners </li></ul><ul><li>Never take mobile calls in class </li></ul><ul><li>Be proactive to handle questions </li></ul><ul><li>Seek response </li></ul>
  32. 32. A good instructor <ul><li>Never scolds </li></ul><ul><li>but encourages each time when the student falls / fails. </li></ul><ul><li>Never beats </li></ul><ul><li>but loves the student for what he/she was good at. </li></ul>
  33. 33. A good instructor <ul><li>Understands </li></ul><ul><li>That each student is at the age where she / he does not know to react as grown up or child. </li></ul><ul><li>That each student has got tons and tons of worries and problems. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Achieving teaching success <ul><li>Conveying information intelligibly </li></ul><ul><li>Avoiding misunderstanding </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking creatively </li></ul><ul><li>Renewing relations periodically </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing other likes / dislikes </li></ul><ul><li>Being a friend </li></ul><ul><li>Liberal praise and sparing criticism </li></ul>
  35. 35. Tips for effective communication <ul><li>Smile – have good feelings for others </li></ul><ul><li>Listen – Fully and keenly </li></ul><ul><li>Speak – Clearly, watch your words and tone </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain – Eye Contact </li></ul><ul><li>Praise – Others Liberally </li></ul><ul><li>Decline – Unreasonable requests politely </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid – Ego Problems </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciate – Individual Differences </li></ul>
  36. 36. <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>be enthusiastic </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>be self motivated </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>be sincere </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>be courteous </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>be objective </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  37. 37. Great Instructor <ul><li>Are good at explaining things (good verbal skills / vocabulary) </li></ul><ul><li>Are good class room mangers ( keep their cool – disciplines with respect to prevent repeat behavior – use praise) </li></ul><ul><li>Have sense of humor (social lubricant, enhances communication) </li></ul><ul><li>Like children </li></ul><ul><li>Are inherently fair minded ( assessment based on performance and not personality) </li></ul><ul><li>Have common sense (know when to ignore and when to react) </li></ul>
  38. 38. <ul><li>Have a command of the content they teach </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the art of teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Have high expectations of themselves & students </li></ul><ul><li>Are organized </li></ul><ul><li>Are good time managers </li></ul><ul><li>Are flexible (can lead or follow as situation demands) </li></ul><ul><li>Are good time managers </li></ul><ul><li>Are flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t take things for granted (work hard at improving themselves) </li></ul><ul><li>Are enthusiastic (about teaching and about their subject matter) </li></ul>
  39. 39. Some important points ….
  40. 40. <ul><li>DIFFERENCES IN BACKGROUND </li></ul><ul><li>RATE OF LEARNING DIFFERENCES </li></ul><ul><li>LEARNING STYLES </li></ul>RECOGNIZE INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN STUDENTS Actively communicate that you understand these differences and that you have a plan to address the differences.
  41. 41. CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT <ul><li>Recognize the fear students may have of your expectations. </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate the use of sarcasm and ridicule. </li></ul><ul><li>Spend time building a community within your classroom. </li></ul>And don’t do something like this!!! Once you've yelled you've lost the battle. This doesn't mean you won't have to raise your voice every once in awhile but teachers who yell all the time are often those with the worst classes.
  42. 42. RELATIONSHIPS <ul><li>Be in the relationship business. </li></ul><ul><li>Form a trust and talk about what you believe in. </li></ul><ul><li>When students are absent, notice. </li></ul><ul><li>Punishment and reward lose value over time but relationships gain value over time. </li></ul>
  43. 43. <ul><li>Don’t attach an academic penalty to a behavior. </li></ul><ul><li>View student misbehavior as an academic problem not just misbehavior. </li></ul><ul><li>Create extra learning opportunities for your most challenging students. </li></ul><ul><li>Most misbehavior happens because </li></ul><ul><li>students are either bored or lost. </li></ul>Behavior Solutions
  44. 44. TEACH EVERYTHING <ul><li>Stop complaining about what they can’t do and teach them the way to do it right. </li></ul><ul><li>Teach against student deficiencies. </li></ul><ul><li>Respect your power and understand students will learn by time.. </li></ul><ul><li>When your future is intertwined with theirs, great things happen. </li></ul>
  45. 45. INSTRUCTION THAT WORKS <ul><li>You can change behavior better from a position of friendship than that of an enemy. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a checklist to help </li></ul><ul><li>you know your students. </li></ul><ul><li>Check for understanding, don’t just ask if there are any questions. </li></ul>
  46. 46. <ul><li>Be at eye level and if possible, beside them. </li></ul><ul><li>Use voice control, no yelling. </li></ul><ul><li>Use active listening, repeat and give them and you time to respond. </li></ul><ul><li>Think positive thoughts about your students. </li></ul><ul><li>Move closer to the misbehavior and away when they comply. </li></ul><ul><li>Ignore the misbehavior only when personal attention is not possible… </li></ul><ul><li>Use positive reinforcement, negative only when it could have a positive outcome. </li></ul><ul><li>Punishment should be the last on the list of actions. </li></ul>POSITIVE DISCIPLINE
  47. 47. Learning Techniques that can be used in Classes
  48. 48. Making a big essay in to a map. Very useful to learn long answers by observation. Mind Mapping
  49. 49. Visualization
  50. 50. Do understand …. <ul><li>Every student is an individual and cant be compared to anyone else </li></ul><ul><li>Your encouragement and positive attitude will do a lot </li></ul><ul><li>Your smile is more power full than your anger </li></ul><ul><li>They learn by imitating you, so you have to be as what you preach </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting Classes never had a boring listeners </li></ul><ul><li>Student understanding should be given priority… </li></ul><ul><li>Students do have lot of problems… give them time and opportunity to change… </li></ul>
  51. 51. The End Lets Be Super Teacher