What Makes An Effective Teacher Effective?

858 Words Apr 21st, 2016 4 Pages
Emilee Hiatt
Education 2000
What Makes an Effective Teacher Effective

“When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts,” This quote by the Dalai Lama truly shows what a teacher must do to be effective. It takes a very special person to be a teacher, teachers work with the leaders of tomorrow. There are many basic things as well that teachers must do to be highly effective according to the Utah Effective Teaching Standards. First a teacher must be understanding as well as accepting of different cultures and beliefs. Second, a teacher must find different ways to teach their students. Last, a teacher needs to plan and be organized in order to allow their students a positive learning environment. In the paragraphs below, these necessary skills will be discussed in much greater detail.
In Standard Two Section D of the Utah Effective Teaching Standard, it states that a highly effective teacher, “bridges school and community cultures by connecting multiple perspectives and encouraging students to learn from each other.” Teachers have their own personal beliefs, they are human beings, but they have to realize that not every one else shares the same beliefs that they do. Teachers must understand that not all cultures believe or do the same things that are encouraged in school. In the Week three Essential Questions, the first question asks, “how does culture diversity influence learning?” One example of how cultural…
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