Some teachers have up to 30 plus students per class and up to 6 or more classes each day. This can pose a challenge with the teachers on how effectively they can work with students on a one-on-one level. Unfortunately, a situation can also arise in which the teacher does not necessarily bother with teaching students and are not bothered if they begin to fall behind.
While growing up and observing my teachers at school, I have learned that it isn’t always an easy job. Teachers do everything they can to teach their students’ academic, social and other formative skills. Plenty of my teachers have to deal with complications, most of them being minor, but it isn’t always an easy job helping children, teens and young adults. As a student myself, I know they can be stubborn, unwilling to learn, aggressive, and irresponsible. Sometimes, they simply don’t care. However, that is a teacher's purpose: to help and shape their students to become better learners, so that they have a clearer understanding regarding a variety of subject matters. Someday, I actually want to become an elementary art teacher, which is
There are many characteristics that are necessary for teachers to have. First, it’s important for teachers to be vastly knowledgeable about their subject matter. Teachers need to be enthusiastic about whatever they are teaching, especially if they want to sustain students' interest. If the teacher isn't interested in the subject, why should the students? Educators should always be willing to learn all they can about the content in which they are teaching—making the content as relevant or interesting as possible. Another characteristic that is vital in a teacher is having respect for students. Showing respect towards students means valuing each student’s ideas and opinions. It also means exemplifying respect for
An outstanding educator needs to be flexible. There are always schedule changes and unexpected events that will affect the course of the day. A teacher is expected to and benefits from, having lessons planned in advance but as I have learned through student teaching, a day rarely goes as planned. As an outstanding educator, you must know how to rearrange your plans to benefit the students, making sure the most important areas are accomplished as planned and moving around the other areas to benefit everyone. Snow days, assemblies, and unexpected events throughout a school day throw off a teacher's pre-planned schedule, but the best teachers do not get flustered. They are flexible and make the day successful despite any setbacks.
I believe there are many skills and attributes that are necessary to an outstanding teacher; one’s ability to keep students engaged, the desire to see all students achieve, and knowledge of the content taught are attributes of an outstanding educator.
There are many problems that new teachers face in the classroom and many were unexpected to me and I was unprepared. Class sizes were large, classes were diverse and funding was scarce. The largest problem I encountered was finding solutions for dealing with misbehaved students. The Tough Kid was written to address these problems and guide new teachers in the classroom. The authors state the many problems of discipline and classroom management for new teachers and provide a guide or as they say “cookbook” for all teachers to follow. Most of the discipline issues are from the unpreparedness of the teacher. This was definitely a skill I did not have when I started the job as I wasn’t prepared for the forty-eight students that would be arrested over the course of the year. The chapters of this book show tactics, lessons, and practical information that gives you an opportunity to keep your students disciplined and engaged.
Students learn best through hands on evolvement. An effective teacher will have her students actively engage in station, centers and projects. An effective teacher makes her students feel like they belong and are disciplined fairly. It is important to welcome the diversity of all students. It is important to assess students in an appropriate manner. This creates a positive learning environment for the students. I am a responsible, dependable, caring and energetic teacher who will be an asset to your school
executed as sharply as one may wish, but can modify the lessons for future success. A teacher who is adaptable is a life-long learner. The excellent teacher will not be perfect, but will see their mistakes and failures as ways to better their teaching techniques. The
Learning is not a skill that is necessarily instinctual or easy, and therefore different approaches must be used to make learning easier and more fun for students. Teaching is not a skill that can be memorized or made repetitive, and so teachers must continue to challenge not only their students, but also themselves. Teachers that become complacent in their jobs are not good teachers. Those who can find a way to make an old lesson new and exciting will have an energized classroom, and will be reenergized themselves.
Another point that makes a good teacher would be his/her patience. Teachers should not get upset or even worse, give up on the students who are not so strong in their studies. Instead, they should have the patience to slowly coach them, give them extra lessons, and find different ways to encourage them. Let them know that the teacher
This week I was allowed to teach all day in addition to teaching reading group. I’ve finally started to feel comfortable and got a better vision of what classroom management looks like. I had a couple students who were defiant, which was new in this environment. My cooperating teacher escorted one child to the office as we walked out of the classroom. I noticed that he stayed by the door where I could see him until the teacher went outside the room. In these situations, I’m finding out that each school is so different in their expectations or their plan for when students leave a classroom or when students are defiant. I’m still learning and asking questions on what to do. I’m getting a lot of great feedback from my cooperating teacher when it comes to answering my questions.
Teaching is a difficult occupation. Teachers play an important part in training children, teenagers… So, a good teacher must have some special qualities. They are: knowledge, creation, confidence, empathy, sense of humor and passion.
Many people say teachers teach differently in their classroom. Many teachers follow a guideline for teaching children, but many of the students don’t learn as fast as others. Children don’t always raise their hands when they have a question or when they don’t understand and that’s not always a good idea. They have to be able to open up to the teacher, and the teacher has to open up to all of the students in the classroom. By opening up the teacher will be able to see what the child is having a problem with and can try different strategies to help them. Being an effective teacher helps children in a classroom to learn, be active, and show confidence in their work.
I consider and know that children are the future of our world; we have to know how to teach and educate them adequately so they could be prepared to lead future generations. I consider that each child has its own way of learning; there are multiple ways in which a person could be intelligent and capable of completing tasks. I want to be able to help children with everything they need. I want to motivate them to do and be the best in every task and area, everything that they dream and think about, to persuade their dreams and never give up no matter how hard they think it is or how difficult becomes trough the way. I don’t want to be the type of teacher that goes through the school year teaching what I have to and limit my capabilities to show them things and lessons useful for their lives, I want every child that goes to my classroom, leave it at the end of the year with instructions or lessons that make them better persons. Additionally, think that it’s important to have a good balance between discipline and kindness with students, it’s important to have a good relationship with the students because in that way is easier to communicate with them; if they have any problems or trouble learning a lesson or something in the content, if they have a good communication and relationship with you, it will be easier for them to tell you about what is causing them trouble. In some cases, when the educator is strong and teaches with hard discipline, the students tend to evade them and