Importance Of An Approachable Teacher

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First and foremost, I believe that a good teacher has the ability to build good relationships with pupils through being an approachable teacher. From my own experience, I believe that the most memorable and respected teacher for me encouraged me to approach them with any problems and questions that I had and constantly motivated me to perform my best in the classroom. This reassurance and kindness demonstrated positive behaviour and allowed the teacher and me as a pupil to build a good professional relationship of mutual respect. Referring to the S7D teaching standards, it highlights the importance of maintaining a good relationship with pupils whilst acting decisively and enforcing the appropriate authority. I could portray this ideology …show more content…
According to Capitaeducation (2015), parents/carers themselves are more likely to come to an approachable teacher with any concerns that they may be having. Being an approachable person means to been understanding and helpful. Maintaining a good relationship with a parent/carer could be useful when mutually identifying ways that could benefit a child 's learning development. Such as giving a parent/carer advice on how they can reinforce their child 's learning outside of the …show more content…
The unpredictability of a day in a classroom means that a teacher has to be somewhat fluid with how they teach each lesson. If a child is more of a visual learner it is expected that, I as a teacher, have the ability to use my original ideas to deliver my lesson in a creative way. According to Paulo Freire (1998), good teaching involves creating possibilities for the construction and production of knowledge rather than simply transferring knowledge. This is more of a progressivism approach rather that traditionalist approach to teaching. Traditionally, it was thought that pupils would learn best solely from their teachers whereas the Progressivism approach is a more modern approach, which highlights the importance of learning by doing, (Mark Peace 2016). Society today has mixed views on how important the role of creativity is in a classroom setting which could influence how creative I could go on to be in a classroom setting. Progressivism through creativity is one of the societal ideologies and expectations that I strongly support, as I believe that there is not only one right way to teaching. It allows an opportunity to stretch and challenge the abilities of children through many different methods such a group work, learning outside of the classroom and creating mind maps. From my knowledge through studying Psychology, some Psychological experiments have

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