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What Are the Roles of an Effective Teacher?

Updated on November 19, 2017

Teachers have to play their role effectively

Here are the roles that teachers should master

1.Facilitator:The teacher's purpose is to welcome learners to learn. The best teachers make learning very inviting. Would you want to learn in an uninviting classroom? Facilitating means to open up your class with a learning environment that is safe and conducive to learning. There are several routines and procedures that create and support an atmosphere for learning. Setting the right tone in your class is also facilitating learning. Is not about lecturing all the time. When a teacher probes kids minds through effective questioning, they are facilitating. When a teacher takes into consideration a child's prior knowledge, and uses it to build on a students skills they are facilitating. This is about pulling out of kids something you can use to put knowledge back into them.

2. Coach: The coach does not accept excuses. The coach only wants you to win. So a coach uses strategies and works with a student's strengths and also works to minimize weaknesses. I think differentiation helps a teacher be a good coach.

3.Guide: So many students are very talented and smart. However with so much going on in their lives they constantly need redirecting when it comes to learning. We are to help them move down the right path to achieve success.

4. Encourage: Just like great parents motivate their children. Teachers have the same role. We can plea with the hearts of children when we care and have a heart to discern their needs, and when they need to hear kind words to help them along we should be there. Often times kids do not know they can do better. Many come from broke homes and are full of low self esteem. We can turn them around with just believing in them and helping them to believe in themselves.

5.Model/Example:Leading by example is always the way to be. How can we teach kids if we are violating rules our self? How can we expect them to show us respect if we do not respect them? So showing them these actions will motivate them to be well mannered and calm.

6.Engager: Much of teaching has to do with how content is presented and introduced. If a child, struggling with math, is given options on how he or she can solve a problem they are more likely to be more successful. Engaging means to wow your students with unique and different ways for them to discover. It is not about giving boring lessons where you drag around the room. It is about providing mind stimulating learning. Allowing students to get out of their desk, move around, ask thought provoking questions, race to complete task, choose their strategies, open their eyes with technology, and show them what they are capable of.

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    • dbroomfi profile imageAUTHOR

      Dominique Broomfield MEd 

      7 years ago from Colorado, USA

      Thanks ignugent17, I appretiate your comment!

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      7 years ago

      Yes I agree with all the things you describe about the teachers.

      Useful hub. :-)

    • dbroomfi profile imageAUTHOR

      Dominique Broomfield MEd 

      8 years ago from Colorado, USA

      Yes you are right I think that is what I left out, thanks for your comment!

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      Paul Richard Kuehn 

      8 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

      This is a very good hub. I agree with all of the roles you have outlined. I think a good teacher also loves his students and is compassionate just alike a mother or a father.


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