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Title: What makes a good teacher?

What makes a good teacher?
Think back to your school days for a moment, who
were your favorite teachers?Which ones did you
learn more from and why?
Complete the following sentence about you
  • When I was at school, the best teacher was

  • To be a good teacher, of course, you need a basic
    level of knowledge.
  • And you need to have teaching skills.
  • A good teacher must like children and like to be
    around them.

  • Think about coaching football. You don't need to
    be the best player in the world to be the best

Top Keys to Being a Successful Teacher
Super teacher
The most successful teachers share some common
characteristics. Here are the top keys to being
a successful teacher. Every teacher can benefit
from focusing on these important qualities.
Success in teaching, as in most areas of life,
depends almost entirely on your attitude and your
Sense of Humor
  • A sense of humor can help you become a successful
    teacher. Your sense of humor can relieve tense
    classroom situations before they become
  • Most importantly, a sense of humor will allow you
    to see the joy in life and make you a happier
    person as you progress through this sometimes
    stressful career.
  • The ability to occasionally laugh, and encourage
    your students to join in, can place the lesson
    back on track and develop a sense of camaraderie
    between a student and a teacher.

A Positive Attitude
  • A positive attitude is a great asset in life. You
    will be thrown many curve balls in life and
    especially in the teaching profession. A positive
    attitude will help you cope with these in the
    best way.

3. High Expectations
  • An effective teacher must have high expectations.
    You should strive to raise the bar for your
    students. If you expect less effort you will
    receive less effort. You should work on an
    attitude that says that you know students can
    achieve to your level of expectations, thereby
    giving them a sense of confidence too.

4. Consistency
  • In order to create a positive learning
    environment your students should know what to
    expect from you each day. You need to be
    consistent. This will create a safe learning
    environment for the students and they will be
    more likely to succeed.

5. Fairness
  • Many people confuse fairness and consistency. A
    consistent teacher is the same person from day to
    day. A fair teacher treats students equally in
    the same situation.

6. Flexibility
  • One of the tenets of teaching should be that
    everything is in a constant state of change.
    Interruptions and disruptions are the norm and
    very few days are 'typical'. Therefore, a
    flexible attitude is important not only for your
    stress level but also for your students who
    expect you to be in charge and take control
  • of any situation.

Treat your students with respect
  • The basic first step to earn your students
    respect is to simply be nice to them

Involve the families
  • Involve the families. Parents are a child's
    first teacher, and they know their child the

  • Teaching can be challenging, exhilarating,
    stressful and rewarding all at once. It is a
    profession that requires continued growth,
    open-mindedness and flexibility. Following these
    steps will help you on your way to becoming a
    successful teacher

Complete the following sentence
  • I think the best English teacher should be

What makes a good teacher?
  • 1. They should make their lessons interesting so
    that you dont fall asleep.
  • 2. A teacher should love his/her job. If he/she
    really enjoys it, thatll make the lessons more
  • 3. I like the teacher who has his own
    personality and dont hide it from the students
    so that he is not only a teacher but a person as
    well- and it comes through the lessons.
  • 4. I like teachers who have lots of knowledge,
    not only of their subjects.
  • 5. A good teacher is an entertainer and I mean
    that in a positive sense, not a negative one.

What makes a good teacher?
  • 6. It is important that you can talk to the
    teacher when you have problems and you dont get
    along with the subject.
  • 7. A good teacher is somebody who has an
    affinity with the students they are teaching.
  • 8. A good teacher should try and draw out the
    quiet and control the more talkative ones.
  • 9. She should be able to correct people without
    offending them.
  • 10. A good teacher is someone who helps rather
    than shouts.
  • 11. A good teacher is someone who knows our

Good Teacher Recipe
  • 2 buckets of creative juices
  • 20 pounds of patience
  • 60 strands of sensitivity
  • 3 large cans of a hearty sense of humor
  • hands on activities
  • buckets of praise
  • oodles of encouragement1 jar of organizational
  • 3 pats of listening skills
  • close contact with parents
  • dedication
  • patience
  • flexibility frosting
  • sense of humor chips
  • decorate children with power and leadership

Help yourself!
And thank you for attention!
Continue your own education
  • Continue your own education. The first step
    to becoming a successful teacher is to never stop
    learning. There is always new research being
    published that examines ways to reach all types
    of students. By keeping up with current research,
    you will feel armed with ideas when faced with a
    new, difficult situation.

Be organized
  • Be organized and go into each day with a
    structured, well-prepared lesson plan. However,
    realize that the day may not always go as
    intended. Often, a class may lead a lesson in a
    direction you weren't expecting, but it's
    important to be flexible and allow for the
    fluidity of learning.

Tips Warnings
  • Successful teaching is about developing good
    relationships with students. Only when a student
    respects you as a teacher, will she begin to
    learn. There will be some students who are great
    challenges. Keep your mind open and always be on
    the lookout for ways to help them succeed.

Tips on Becoming a Successful TeacherBy Mike
Biscoe, eHow Contributor Teachers have a
critical responsibility. Directly influencing the
development of every child in the classroom at a
crucial stage in their development, the teacher
lays an educational foundation that students will
use to comprehend and navigate the world for the
rest of their lives. While that can be tough to
do effectively, there are some strategies to help
  • Preparation
  • Students will sense your disorganization and
    reward you by quickly losing interest. Having
    organized lessons ahead of time means classes can
    proceed at a pace conducive to your student's
    level of interest. Additionally, being organized
    and prepared means a more certain teacher. On a
    broader level, a lesson plan for the year,
    whether in outline or in more comprehensive form,
    will remind teachers where they are at each stage
    of the year.
  • Flexibility
  • Though your lesson plan may be detailed down to
    the smallest detail, be prepared to change things
    on the drop of a dime. If an exercise doesn't
    seem to hold the students interest be flexible
    and change direction, even if only for that one
    section. Disruptions are a part of classroom life
    and a good teacher will need to be able to flow
    with it instead of fight it.
  • Caring
  • Show your students that you care about them. Only
    go through the motions and your students are
    certain to do the same. Showing you care may mean
    listening to student concerns, offering a
    compliment, flashing a smile or even a supporting
    hand on the shoulder. This creates a comfortable
    environment where students will ultimately feel
    more comfortable expressing themselves and
    learning new concepts. Parents also need to
    understand the level of concern you have for
    their children as this will propel them to
    encourage their child.
  • Discipline
  • Discipline with grace whenever possible.
    Disruptions do happen, and dealing with these
    disruptions in a way that maintains everyone's
    integrity is important. Always consider
    addressing the classroom as a whole rather than
    singling a student out when possible.
    Embarrassing a student is a sure way to turn him
    against you. If direct confrontation is
    necessary, speaking to a child in private is
    always a much preferable strategy.
  • Humor
  • Classrooms can regularly become cauldrons of
    anxiety due to demands of a specific subject,
    required examinations or outside influences.
    Before a disruption reaches the ignition stage,
    the ability to occasionally laugh, and encourage
    your students to join in, can place the lesson
    back on track and develop a sense of camaraderie
    between student and teacher.
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