An Effective Teacher
Teaching is a profession that is considered to be a rewarding challenging and complex role. Teachers play an important role in a person’s life. Throughout my life, I have come across many types of teachers. Many of them have inspired me and influenced my life. Some are good at their job but some have made my life downright miserable. An effective teacher does not simply teach knowledge to their students that will prepare students for life-long learning. He/she must have a clear set of rules, procedures, and consequences to refer to.
What makes an effective teacher? Effective communication is one key element to being an efficient teacher. First and foremost, he/she) must be knowledgeable in his/her) own field. Pupils quickly lose respect for teachers who are unable to answer a simple question or solve a simple problem related to their field. Effective teachers have the ability to motivate and inspire students to want to actively participate in learning. They should also be honest with pupils if they do not know the answer and make efforts to improve themselves. Apart from that, an effective teacher should also be able to impart his knowledge to his pupils. An effective teacher is able to simplify a difficult concept and help pupils to understand them. He is able to teach even weak pupils.
Furthermore, he should also continue to keep abreast of the latest developments in his field and the world in general. It is rather embarrassing when pupils seem to know more about what is going on in the world than the teachers who seem contented using the same notes year in and year out. Being an effective teacher has to be able to handle every situation that comes our way.
Moreover, an effective teacher is also a fair teacher. He treats everyone equally regardless of creed, race or intelligence. Each and every student in the class has to feel comfortable and have a sense of belonging. There is nothing worse than teachers who pay extra attention to pupils who are more intelligent. A teacher must always be truthful in whatever he does or say.
Finally, an effective teacher is also one who does not allow his personal life to interfere with his work at school. He should be available outside of class to answer questions and provide additional help to students. He is able to put aside his worries and concentrate on the task at hand in school. If a teacher is constantly worried about his personal problems, he cannot be totally committed to his pupils and such teachers are more ineffective.
Teachers play such an important role in a pupil’s life. In addition, an effective teacher should show tolerance to differing points of view during class. An effective teacher is someone who is a role model – who not only educates his pupils but also ignites and inspires them towards becoming wholesome individuals.