CHARACTERISTICS OF AN EFFECTIVE
A good teacher is like
a candle - it consumes
itself to light the way for others.
Good teachers are costly,
but bad teachers cost more.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good
teacher explains. The superior teacher
demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
What are the three best qualities teacher possess?
What are the qualities that make them good teachers?
QUALITIES OF TEACHERS
They genuinely care about us
Listen to our problems.
Want us to succeed.
Funny and understanding
They understand humor and
are not totally serious and
They make learning fun, but are still a good teacher
(e.g. they don’t try to be your best friend).
They make students want to learn.
Use specific talents and interests to teach(e.g. use
various teaching methods/styles)
They are available to help students outside of
class time (e.g. lunch hours, breaks, etc.)•
Willing to put in extra time.
Encourage me to reach my full potential.
Are prepared for class and always have a
lesson ready so that no time is wasted.
Show compassion for students.
Provide real life advice.
Engaging personality and can relate to
To develop wisdom and understanding about the
practical problems of the life.
To develop global vision and be responsible to lighten
the future of the students.
To teach the students respect for individual / cultural /
racial / religious differences.
Teachers foremost duty is intellectual creative
development of the students.
To foster the development of technical skills.
To develop ethical dimensions of the students
To impart training for management, decision-making
and leadership qualities in students
Continue---Assumes ownership for the classroom and the
Uses personal experiences as examples in
Understands feelings of students
Admits to mistakes and Admits to mistakes and
corrects them immediately
Thinks about and reflects on practice
Displays a sense of humor
Dresses appropriately for the position
Maintains confidential trust and respect
Is structured, yet flexible and spontaneous
Is responsive to situations and students’
Enjoys teaching and expects students to
Looks for the win-win solution in conflict
Listens attentively to student questions and
Responds to students with respect, even in
Communicates high expectations consistently
Conducts one-on-one conversations with students
Treats students equally and fairly
Has positive dialogue and interactions with students
Invests time with single students or small groups of
outside the classroom
Maintains a professional manner at all times
Addresses students by name
Speaks in an appropriate tone
Works actively with students
Continue---Learning by SEEING: Use visual aids like maps, charts,
diagrams, animations etc. Make use of boards,
projectors, multimedia, etc.
Learning by SAYING: Encourage students to take part
in discussions and express themselves, ask and answer
questions, work in groups, and explain the information
to other students.
Learning by DOING: Make students participate in labs,
projects, field studies, role-play, demonstrations and
Learning by LISTENING: Often a weak area in
students, and must been enhanced by teaching active
listening and note-taking skills.
Personal values like cleanliness, punctuality and honesty are
the ornaments of a teacher.
Strong personal standards and continue to be learners
Respectful of students, as well as parents
Highly conscientious and resourceful.
Communicate that they know what they are doing and why
they are doing it.
Aware of themselves as moral philosophers and facilitators of
Ability to develop trusting and respectful classroom
What are the three worst qualities teacher
What are the qualities that you do not like about
Believes that teaching is just a job
Arrives late to school and class on a
Has classroom discipline problems
Is not sensitive to a student’s culture or
Expresses bias (positive or negative)
with regard to students
Has parents complaining about what is going on in the
Uses inappropriate language and demeans students
Lacks conflict resolution skills
Does not accept responsibility for what occurs in the classroom
Only has one teaching style.
Assign too much homework.
Don’t understand that students have a
life outside of school.
No sense of humor/ too strict.
Thinks they are better than the students.