Characteristics Of A Good Teacher

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Thesis: “How is a ‘Good Teacher’ defined in a student-centered classroom? In education, it’s not always easy to define the term “good teacher.” When I entered into the Master studies a year ago, I knew I wanted to be a good teacher. I started to list in my mind some qualities and criteria of a good teacher, and began to realize the complexity of my question: What makes a good teacher in a student-centered classroom? By definition, a good teacher is a ’’high- quality teacher’’ (Merriam- Webster). In school systems, a good teacher is usually the one with at least a bachelor degree, many certificates and is also related to students’ test scores. However, it is always said that you are as good as what you produce. So, with that being said, …show more content…
The question of what makes someone a good teacher is relevant to all teaching contexts because most of the people have an opinion about this topic, based on their own experiences in the classroom. Most would be able to identify at least one teacher from their past who was memorable and would share stories to demonstrate why they had put this person into that kind of category. Eight years ago, my English teacher asked the class to list the characteristics of a ‘good teacher’. Descriptors such as caring, fun, interesting, creative and motivational made the descriptions colorful. Because of the fact that, we rarely had to do with these kinds of teachers, made us think like that. Practically, this question reminded me of this teacher because she was curious to know what characteristics wanted her students to see in a good teacher. And this leads me to the argument that, maybe she was trying to understand, to change something and to be more effective for her …show more content…
Teaching is partly acting, and acting ability helps greatly. Above all, teachers need to be able to control a class, because without good discipline nothing worthwhile can be achieved. So, that means good teachers are those whom pupils will respect - and slightly fear if necessary. They are completely in control of what’s going on around them. Pupils know the teacher will notice if they are misbehaving or if their work is incomplete or copied from another child and will take action - punish the child, perhaps, or require the work to be redone. But the best teachers are not disciplinarians. They are a velvet hand in an iron glove. Pupils come to know, over time, that they are warm and generous. But teachers make them know that discipline has to come

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