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Qualities of an effective Teacher

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Qualities of an effective Teacher

  1. 1. 1. Indeed I have been sent as an Ustad (Teacher)2. The ink of the scholar is more holy than the blood of the martyr.3. He who travels in the search of knowledge, to him God shows the way of Paradise.
  2. 2. Teaching is hard work,because it is heart work.
  3. 3. 1. A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.2. Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more.3. The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
  4. 4. 1. “Dont ever give up. Dont ever give in. Dont ever stop trying. Dont ever sell out. And if you find yourself succumbing to one of the above for a brief moment, pick yourself up, brush yourself off, whisper a prayer, and start where you left off. But never, ever, ever give up.”
  5. 5. 2. “Without commitment, you cannot have depth in anything, whether its a relationship, a business or a hobby.”3. Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there.
  6. 6. 1. What are the three best qualities teacher possess? What are the qualities that make them good teachers?
  7. 7. 1. They genuinely care about us• Listen to our problems.• Actually care if we pass the class.• Want us to succeed.2. Funny and understanding.• They understand humor and are not totally serious and strict.• They make learning fun, but are still a good teacher (e.g. they don’t try to be your best friend).3. Passion – are engaging and fun. They make students want to learn.4. Use specific talents and interests to teach(e.g. use various teaching methods/styles).
  8. 8. 1. They are available to help students outside of class time (e.g. lunch hours, breaks, etc.)• Willing to put in extra time.2. Encourage me to reach my full potential.3. Are prepared for class and always have a lesson ready so that no time is wasted.4. Show compassion for students.5. Provide real life advice.6. Engaging personality and can relate to students.7. Enthusiastic.8. They listen to us!
  9. 9. 1. What are the three worst qualities teacher possess?2. What are the qualities that you do not like about them?
  10. 10. 1. Disrespectful in any way (yell, talk down, are rude, think we’re stupid).2. Don’t understand what they’re teaching you (use same words and same explanation).• Don’t know/care what they’re teaching about.3. Inflexible – not willing to open themselves up to new styles of teaching.4. Not engaging.• Monotonous/monotone.• Don’t actively teach and make students self‐study for tests/final.5. Not listening to the students and their opinions.6. Arrogance and laziness.7. Hate their job.• Yelling/short temper or constantly in a bad mood.8. Favoritism (e.g. favors the popular kids).
  11. 11. 9. Only have one teaching style.10. Assign too much homework.11. Don’t understand that students have a life outside of school.12. Judgmental.13. Unorganized.14. Racial comments/prejudice.15. Bullies students.16. No sense of humor/ too strict.17. Thinks they are better than the students.18. Closed‐minded.
  12. 12. 1. To a mind of flint, the teacher must be iron, and strike sparks.2. To the empty pitcher, the teacher becomes a well.3. To the fallow mind, a planter of seeds.4. To the cluttered mind, a gardener to weed, shape, and clear a space for growing.5. To the lens, the teacher is light, and to the mind of light, a lens.6. To the sleeper, the teacher is the wake-up call of birds at sunrise.7. To clay, the teacher is potter, sculptor, and trainer in self-shaping.8. To the wanderer, the teacher is a knowing guide.9. To the developed mind, the teacher is colleague, listener, friend.
  13. 13. Most dictionaries define the word “teacher” simply as “one whoteaches”. At face value, this may be true, but most of what it means tobe a teacher can’t possibly be expressed in a single sentence.A teacher is a symbol of learning, a leader of learners, and a miracle toeducation.Teachers often take the role offriend, leader, coach, motivator, confidant, counselor, and moreimportantly, role model. They are individuals who stimulate a student’sdesire to learn and pursue knowledge by introducing them to new waysof thinking. They encourage students to exercise elements of criticalthinking and to understand the value of knowledge.Without teachers the future of humanity would be jeopardized. Wherewould doctors, lawyers, scientists, firefighters, athletes, and otherscome from? Where would they have gotten their inspiration to learnand exercise discipline in ways that lead to success?Teachers empower a student. They are the main source of inspirationfor the next generation. They are the ones that reach for the sky to getwhat our students need. So the next time you hear a simple definitionfor the word “teacher,” like the one mentioned earlier, smile andremember that you’re here to change that paradigm.
  14. 14. 1. Teachers foremost duty is intellectual creative development of the students.2. To impart technical knowledge3. To foster the development of technical skills4. To develop ethical dimensions of the students (motivation, character, self- esteem, civic responsibilities)5. To impart training for management, decision-making and leadership qualities in students
  15. 15. 6. To develop wisdom and understanding about the practical problems of the life7. To develop global vision and be responsible to lighten the future of the students8. To teach the students respect for individual / cultural / racial / religious differences
  16. 16. A great teacher learns, Teaching is a skill.Teaching is a dynamic skill, needs regular retraining and refreshing.
  17. 17. A Great Teacher KnowsKnow your stuffCommand of specific-subject knowledge.Know whom you are stuffingListen to what students tell and do not tell.Know when they are stuffedTake feedback and read body language.
  18. 18. Effective teachers try and try and tryand let students know they try.“Determination, energy, and courage appear spontaneously when we care deeply about something”
  19. 19. Teacher and students seem to be involved ineverything that is happening.• Teacher has a ready alternative whenever students failto understand or perform a given task.• All students are actively involved in the proceedings.• Students show willingness or interest.
  20. 20. • All students are attentive to others and to the teacher.• Learner reactions to learning activities seem to be expected bythe teacher.• Teacher is in possession of all the material that is required.• The entire classroom is buzzing with eager anticipation in theactivities.
  21. 21. • Learning by SEEING: Use visual aids likemaps, charts, diagrams, animations etc. Make use ofboards, projectors, multimedia, etc.• Learning by SAYING: Encourage students to take part in discussionsand express themselves, ask and answer questions, work in groups, andexplain the information to other students.• Learning by DOING: Make students participate in labs, projects, fieldstudies, role-play, demonstrations and simulations, etc.• Learning by LISTENING: Often a weak area in students, and must beenhanced by teaching active listening and note-taking skills.
  22. 22. PunctualWell dressedPatientTolerantPositiveCommunicativeCommittedMotivationalUnderstandingEncouragingRole model
  23. 23. Always well-preparedHelpfulEnergeticEnthusiasticFairWell-informedFriendlyHumorousCreativeWilling to admit mistakesForgivingRespectful
  24. 24. The New TeacherThe Disciplinarian TeacherThe Friend TeacherThe Entertainer TeacherThe Experienced Teacher
  25. 25. • Full of enthusiasm• Usually well-educated and up-to-date• Closer in age to students• Less communication gap• Willing to try new things
  26. 26. • Can become disillusioned quite quickly• May be afraid / shy to ask for advice from seniors• May suffer problems with discipline• Needs time to learn about rules and policies • Will suffer periods of self-doubt and needsencouragement
  27. 27. • Believes that discipline is the root of education • His / her class never speak without permission • The students know that all assigned tasks must becompleted in time• Believes in punishment and will enforce discipline ifnecessary
  28. 28. • May frighten the students• Does not like to take risks• May concentrate on behavior to such an extent as to forgetabout student personalities• May appear unapproachable to the students• May come into unnecessary conflict with the students
  29. 29. • Tries hard to get on with the students• Is generally popular with his / her students• Tries to earn their trust and understand their problems• Is willing to give up break and after school time
  30. 30. • May have problems when having to impose authority on aFRIEND• May find it difficult to be friend with all the students, leading toresentment among those students who do not see themselves asa FRIEND• May face a dilemma if forced to betray the trust of a FRIEND
  31. 31. • Will do anything to keep the students amused• Lessons are generally fun• Is popular with students because they have a laugh• Has good relations with parents who believe he / she is agood teacher because their children love him / her
  32. 32. • Is in danger of losing respect as a TEACHER, and is seenmore as a SHOWMAN• May confuse education with entertainment forgetting toTEACH• Is not always popular with serious students • May face problems with classroom management withclasses who cannot impose limits on themselves
  33. 33. • Has learnt how to control the class • Knows how to treat the students and how he / she wantsto be treated by them• Is not shocked by anything• Is respected by the students• Knows what is expected from him / her
  34. 34. • May be in a rut, and unconsciously boring • May be closed to or distrusting of new ideas or methods • May be out of touch with the feelings of modern (next-generation) students• May be completely disillusioned with the teachingprofession and transmit this to students
  35. 35. We have to Let’s have help each fun doing other what we• Disciplinarian do. Friends should share Entertainer ideas Friend Everyone needs advice sometimes Experienced Embrace new ideas New Teacher We all have something to learn from each other.
  36. 36. They want a teacher:THE FRIEND: Who can speak, give advice, takeadvice, walk and talk with his or her StudentsTHE ENTERTAINER: Who can make the same jokes asthemTHE NEW TEACHER: Who can speak the samelanguage as themTHE EXPERIENCED TEACHER: Who sees them as his/ her own childrenTHE DISCIPLINARIAN: However, he must keep theauthority
  37. 37. 1. Teachers must be committed to students and theirlearning.2. They must know the subjects they teach, and how toteach those subjects to the students.3. They should be responsible for managing andmonitoring student learning. 4. They should think systematically about their practiceand learn from experience.
  38. 38. 5. They must be member of learning communities. 6. They must recognize individual differences among their students and adjusttheir practices accordingly.7. They must have an understanding of how students develop and learn.8. They must treat all students equally.9. Their mission should extend beyond developing the cognitive capacity oftheir students. 10. They must appreciate how knowledge in their subject is created, organizedand linked with other disciplines.
  39. 39. 11. They must have a command on the specializedknowledge of how to convey a subject to the students.12. They should generate multiple paths to knowledge,and call on multiple methods to meet their goals. 13. They must regularly assess the student progress.
  40. 40. 14. They must be mindful of their principle objectives. 15. Teachers should continually make difficult choices that testtheir judgment.16. They should work in collaboration with parents. 117. They should seek the advice of others and draw oneducation research and scholarship to improve theirperformance. 18. They must contribute to the institution effectiveness bycollaborating with other professionals.
  41. 41. •Students want teachers who are passionate andenthusiastic about their classes and the subject matterthat they teach and who build a culture of respect intheir classrooms. Maintaining a sense ofhumour, coming to class prepared and being flexibleand open-minded are ways teachers can help buildingrelationship with students and create positive learningenvironment.
  42. 42. A good teacher is someone who teaches not only withmind, but also with heart.
  43. 43. Give me a fish and I eat for a day,teach me to fish and I eat for a life time.
  44. 44. Journey of a thousand miles begins with a singlestep, but we should take a start with a leap just to tellthe world that we have energy within and to us sky isnot the limit. (Allah be praised)
  45. 45. Sample lesson plan formatClass: P2 Subject: Maths Topic: Addition Date: 07/09/2012 Objectives Methodology Time Resources Outcome/AssessmentStudents should be Mental Starter 05 mins Students are able to:able to: Students will say table of two add two digit numbers in their textbooks.• add two digitnumbers Main Activity * Students will be given 10 mins flash cards explanation about addition of two digit numbers with example from daily life. * Group activity 10 mins Students will be given flash cards, they will work in groups to add two digit numbers. * Students will answers 10 mins Q 1 to Q 10 in their textbooks. Plenary Activity * Students will be asked the 05 mins following question orally. 2 + 3 = ?, 4 + 5 = ?, 6 + 7 = ?