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5 Qualities of a Great Teacher
"A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning."
How to be a Great, and not only a Good Teacher
Teaching is an art— the art of creating joy in learning and expressing, and this is not as easy as it looks.
This needs dedication, patience, perseverance, and focus.
Teacher' s day is celebrated all over the world, but on different dates. This is celebrated to honour the invaluable contribution of the teachers to the society.
Who is a good teacher?
A good teacher leaves an impact on a student' s life and character.
They are considered as role models and mentors.
Whar qualities should a teacher have, to be considered as an ideal by the students?
A good teacher is a good communicator, as well as a good listener.
A good teacher is kind and compassionate, with immense patience and perseverance.
What Makes A Teacher Great, Source: You tube
"Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that's not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbour. Often times it is a teacher."
Do you think teachers have great influence in the shaping up of a student?
5 qualities of a good teacher, source: YouTube
What are the qualities of a good teacher?
1. Be a good listener:
In order to have a strong Teacher-Student relationship, the teacher should not only speak and deliver lectures, but also listen to his/ her students.
The teacher should make every student respond. They should feel free to communicate with the teacher, without any fear.
The brighter students pick up easily, are quick to communicate, and ask about their doubts. But the shy, or the mediocre students are uncomfortable doing the same.
The real challenge for a teacher is, to uplift the average and the mediocre students.
The good teacher encourages them, so that they too can excel in academics and other extra curricular activities.
With consistent effort of the teacher, one can see improvements in these students.
2. Be a Role Model:
Students always look up to the teacher, for guidance and support, not only in their academic life, but also in their personal problems.
Students have faith and trust in a good teacher, and the teacher lives up to the trust of his/ her students. The teacher must lead by example, by showing his/ her confidence, patience, perseverance, hard work, and focused approach.
3. Know each student' s capabilities:
A good teacher knows that, no two student can be alike. Some are good in academics, while the other may be good in Sports. The teacher should avoid comparisons and like a good mentor, try to bring out the best from each of his/ her students.
4. Cultivate Curiosity:
Children, or students are by nature curious and inquisitive. A good teacher does not suppress the curiosity of the students. Rather, he/ she encourages them to ask questions, and gives satisfying answers.
For this reason, a good teacher must have mastery of his subject, and also what is happening around.
A good teacher teaches in such a way, that the students become learners for life. They constantly explore, research, and try to discover things, which are beneficial to the mankind, and the World.
5. Make Teaching Interactive and Fun:
A good teacher does lot of experiments, to make learning fun, exciting, and lasting.
Sometimes classrooms are boring for students. But lessons can also be taught outside classrooms. For example in a garden.
Students do not like monotony. Changing the location of teaching-learning, being interactive with the students, imparting knowledge by fun methods, should be applied by the teacher.
A good teacher is the one, who gives his students to take home, something to think about and not only Homework.
What are the qualities of a good teacher, source: YouTube
'The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons, and the true teacher is the learner.'
The Teacher-Student Lineage
The Teacher-Student Lineage of Ancient India denotes a Spiritual relationship between the teacher and the students. It is popularly called the Guru-Shishya parampara or the Teacher- Student tradition.
In those days, a student had to compulsorily live at the teacher' s home.
The knowledge was imparted, not only by books, but by day today activities and by Self-example.
The relationship between the teacher and the student was pious, genuine, and full of commitment for each other.
Such pure and devoted was the relationship, that the teacher selflessly transmitted and imparted all his knowledge to his students.
The student eventually mastered all the knowledge given by his teacher.
Such examples are rare these days. It needs commitment from both the student, and the teacher to achieve this kind of relationship.
The students looks back with appreciation to the knowledgeable and brilliant teachers, but they have a sense of gratitude for those teachers, who were compassionate, and who supported them, at an emotional, and personal level.
7 precious tips for new teachers, Source: YouTube
10 Best Quotes of a Good Teacher:
1. Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me.
~A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
2. The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
~William Arthur Ward
3. Any good teacher knows how important it is to connect with students and understand our culture.
~~ Adora Svitak
4. Of all the hard jobs around, one of the hardest is being a good teacher.
5. A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.
6. A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience's attention, then he can teach his lesson.
~~ John Henrik Clarke
7. One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen.
~~ Philip Wylie
8. A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard.
9. A good teacher is a determined person.
10. One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen.
~~ Philip Wylie
Source: Google Brainy Quotes
Top 10 proven classroom management tips for teachers, Source: YouTube
Did you keep in touch with your teachers after you completed school/ college?
© 2013 Chitrangada Sharan