The Characteristics Of An Effective Teacher

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An effective teacher is one who is confident, organized, prompt, and professional. The ability to reach his/her students and to tune in and understand students individual needs are characteristics of an effective teacher. An effective teacher gets to know his/her students likes, dislikes, hobbies, and learning styles. Effective teachers can relate to their students, challenge their students, and communicate with their students. Effective teachers use the knowledge they gain about their students to plan lessons that use appropriate and effective learning strategies so all students can be successful. Effective teachers have a positive attitude, they demonstrate caring and compassion for their students, and they respect all students. Effective teachers have a passion for teaching. They are confident in their content …show more content…
Effective teachers utilize data from students’ assessments to modify their instruction. Effective teachers are comfortable with differentiating instruction so that the needs of all of his/her students are met. Effective teachers desire for each of his/her students to be successful. Therefore, they are proactive, they utilize a variety of media and methods to teach their students, and they are motivated to strive to be the best they can be. Short-range lesson plans are usually part of long-range lessons that are created for units of study. When beginning the process of preparing short-range plans, an effective teacher first assesses his/her students or gathers information from students’ data and records previously collected to understand their knowledge base, what their current ability levels are, and their best methods of learning. By understanding and knowing his/her students, an effective teacher can successfully differentiate instruction allowing students to learn by methods that are most appropriate for them on an individual basis. An effective teacher’s lesson plans are focused

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