An efficient but aloof teacher or a not so efficient but approachable one?
August 18, 2008 2:25am CST
There are many theories that can be created in a school setting. Oftentimes one hears students talk about their favorite teachers. It is a fact that not all intelligent ones become good teachers. There are several factors that contribute to one being a good teacher. But let's say there are two clear cut factors - teacher 1- very efficient but aloof and teacher 2 - not so efficient (meaning- lacks organization, sometimes late, ) but approachable and ready to lend a helping hand. Who between the two would you prefer? Thanks for any observation and input you would give.
18 Aug 08
I'll always like to have #2 as my teacher - might not be that much efficient but easily reachable. Jenaisle, you'll be glad to know that since my high school days till a year's back, I have been involved as a home tutor! What I felt is very much important - as a teacher, your first job is to be a 'Student' of your class as well and to melt the ice. I would see how happily students would share their stories with me. And although I have strong doubt about my efficiency but they probably liked me more for I have been easy to reach. I would never pretend to be busy. Whenever they would contact me, I tried to deliver my best.
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18 Aug 08
Not so efficient but approachable.....you need to be approachable if you are going to be a teacher. THere is no effective way to be a teacher if your students can't come to you, for help in understanding something that might escape them in the lesson!