Who Do You Want To Teach Your Child?

What are the qualities of a good teacher?

What makes a great teacher? Be the Best Teacher!

Focus on what a teacher should be, not what they aren’t.

Qualities of a GREAT TEACHER :

  1. Passion

  2. Love of kids – it’s about the kids,not the adults

  3. Love of content and thorough knowledge of it

  4. Work ethic

  5. Ability and desire to nurture, not to hear your self talk

  6. Open-mindedness, ability to change

  7. Flexibility

  8. Ability to reflect

  9. Perseverance in all situations

  10. Collaborative

Recently, media zeroes in daily on what is needed in education and what is lacking. It is important to focus on what is good, what is needed and how to reform the system into one where education of children is paramount with no exceptions. One of the most important facets to exceptional instruction is that the teacher must be true to whom he or she is. This comes, of course, after excellent training and content knowledge of the subject matter, and love and passion for kids to learn.

So what do you look for in a good teacher?  How do we insure that there is excellent instruction? What comprises excellent instruction? Do we need to re-think the way teachers are trained (YES!)? Would you rather a teacher know a lot about their subject and less about all of the theories of how people learn and behavioral psychology? How important is flexibility and reflection? Do you want to serve and give back to your community? Do you have a gift for communicating ideas and an open mind to encourage the ideas of others?

I already know what I think. I am interested in what you think as a teacher, administrator or a parent. Every child needs something different. How does our system of instruction support that need?

There is no doubt that instruction is the key element to improving student achievement. A new “flavor of the month” comes along frequently promising to make this happen. Lots of things will work if implemented with integrity and follow-through. What works for you?

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