The Essential Characteristics Of Effective Teaching

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Register to read the introduction… A teacher who acknowledges that his/her way of teaching a theory or rule does not suit all his/her students can find other ways to teach. Students all learn in different ways, for example, some students will learn better by having an example shown to them rather than by being told a theory or rule. A teacher who is creative in his/her style of teaching can approach her students in different ways and still reach the same outcome. Students who do not enjoy a particular subject can start to appreciate it more if he/she has a teacher who can approach it in a different manner. For example, in the video of Melcombe Primary School of year five maths, the teacher explains multiplication of two numbers using grid method and constantly asking her students if they understand. She is constantly giving examples and individually approaching students. When she notices that the subject gets repetitive she then “interrupts” the class by making her students follow a series of claps which once again engages a student’s attention. A teacher who can recognise when encouragement is needed can use creativity to retain attention and encourage students who do not necessarily enjoy a …show more content…
As stated before, the amount of time children spend in schools is substantial, therefore; a school must provide a student with a safe environment. Not only is the school a student attends a place for academic learning but a place where children will develop social skills and build friendships with their peers. These social skills will influence their future and therefore must be created in an environment where a child feels at ease. Unfortunately, schools have become the place where many children are exposed to teasing and physical bullying. Most students may turn to family for help, but most often will fear a negative reaction, therefore; teachers should be there to show support and should be counted on to listen. Even if a student’s problem may seem minor, it could be the source of great anguish to a child. A teacher who addresses these issues in a way a child can relate to and voices his/her support to students will encourage students to talk about issues that affect them and both teacher and student can address the issues. By making an effort to voice support a teacher shows that he/she respects students and can comprehend issues affecting children’s lives. Bullying or even problems at home could affect a child’s ability to

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