Who teaches better: one with masters degree or one with none?

Philippines
October 3, 2007 8:31am CST
Does it really mean that teachers who have more qualification, teach better than those who are less qualified?
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8 responses
@meaculpa (339)
• Philippines
3 Oct 07
Signs of the one who teaches the best: 1. Shares true-to-life experiences - Experience is the best teacher 2. Vast knowledge in the chosen field - Prepared academically (a postgraduate) 3. Has a correct choice of words - the way the teacher speaks a lot about himself 4. Knows how to encourage students - encouraging students by explaining the purpose of studying, encouraging by challenging the students 5. Others Knowing the best teacher is a challenge for the students. Not every lesson can be taught in the four corners of the classroom. The best teacher therefore is the one who is prepared enough for training students in the battlefield, he must have the coat of arms overflowing with wisdom.
• Philippines
4 Oct 07
Wow! That's really complete. Thanks a lot. These thoughts can really be helpful.
@meaculpa (339)
• Philippines
6 Oct 07
Thank you mermaid 911 for choosing the above messages as the best response! Good luck to you! May you be a great teacher someday!
• Philippines
11 Oct 07
you're welcome. I already am a teacher. I've finished my masters degree this year. I do hope I can be a really good teacher.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
28 Oct 07
i think it depends on what style they use when teaching. it doesnt matter if the one who teach has a master degree or none. if the person teaching is kinda boring and the students will not learn a lot. i think student make a point to listen eagerly when the one who teaches enjoys what he is teaching.
@cobradene (1171)
• India
21 Oct 07
It's not necessary at all. A good teacher is known from his/her wisdom and experience. And above all, it shows how much patience and ability do they have to understand the student. And, it's up to the teacher to bring out the best in them. But most of the teachers don't. How much ever they maybe qualified, still I've noticed them lacking understanding, discretion and patience. And many times they even discriminate good students from bad ones and they also grade them based on their behaviour in the class. Everything is considered when it comes to rating a good teacher. A good teacher will never give up on a student who's weak in a particular subject. And a good teacher would give a one on one attention to all the students and deal with each one of them in a different way.
• United States
8 Oct 07
I believe experience should be looked at when hiring someone for a position rather than does he or she have a master's degree. A degree is good and beneficial however a person that has years of experience working in the same field as the person who has a master's degree in that same field in my opinion is more qualified...
@sajidnsr (43)
• Pakistan
6 Oct 07
The degree doesn't matters. Main thing is to teach better. If a teacher has bachelor degree and he can teach well than a master degree teacher, one should opt for such bachelor teacher.
@Rajni9 (52)
• Mauritius
6 Oct 07
I work as a teacher- at college level. i think the qualification just allows u to get the job- the proof that you can do it. But real teaching often begins on the spot. i mean you might learn 100s of tools to use but when you are in class you always have to adapt to the particularities of each student- also the qualification doe snot qualify u as someone who can spread knowledge about life and how to live it beautifully...
• Philippines
4 Oct 07
i prefer masters degree if you are a professor in college or graduate school and if in elementary or high school it doesn't matter. licensure exam for teachers is enough.
@tutor1235 (113)
• United States
3 Oct 07
As a teacher with a Master's degree, I believe that some people are naturally born teachers-I've known a bunch, and I'm one. My training just gives me additional strategies and tools to do the job that I already had a natural bent towards. It also improved my ability to see the big picture, if you will, about how the education system works and how to best help children within it.