What are the qualities of a good teacher?

May 22, 2008 1:43am CST
I must say that there are many people who do have their qualifications but they do not have the teaching skills. Many students suffer because of such reasons. I have experienced such situations where the teacher tries to explain the whole day but at the end of the day not even one student is able to understand him. so i think one should have teaching skills to be able to express his ideas well to others. And teachers should always be ready to help their students. Share your views.
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• United States
22 May 08
I think teachers have to have a special ability to "read" their pupils. There are good teachers and bad teachers. I think the good teachers are patient and understanding. I think they can see when students aren't quite getting and will slow down to explain things better. I have a friend who is a fantastic teacher. She has this ability to get into the kids' heads. I see it when she's explaining something to me or my daughter. I sometimes have to remind her that I am not one of her students and she can put her "teacher voice" away...lol. That is what makes her a good teacher, though.
• Mauritius
22 May 08
Haha.. I agree with your ideas. A teacher must surely know his students well and understand them well so that he can explain them in the way the students want and not in the way he wants to explain them. Some teachers do use the same pace of explanation for all students but they must remember that all students are not the same , everyone does not have the same qualities. afterall, students are human beings, and everyone cannot be the same.
• Philippines
22 Jul 08
A good teacher, aside from having the mastery of the subject matter, should have the rapport to the students, should have a sense of rumor, somebody who accepts his mistakes as a human being and is God-fearing.
27 Jun 08
I think that qualities of a good teacher are very different htne their qualifications. I think that a good teacher is patient, friedly, positive, encouraging....
• United States
20 Jun 08
It's really quite simple. Anyone can easily pick up the subject matter and the classroommethods, but nobody can be taught to care. Caring is the basis of good teaching. If you truly care, you'll give each student what they need, no matter how difficult that student may be. I've been doing it just that way for about 40 years, and it really does work. If you care more about yourself or about anything other than those kids, you'll be compromised.
@TheDevil (840)
• India
27 May 08
i AGREE WITH YOU ... I don't think to be a teacher u require to have qualification like B.ED OR E.c.c.e ..I have been teaching for two years...I m Commerce graduate ....teaching primary students...i had incidents where teacher who were qualified used to come and ask me the methodology to explain the students.......for primary children it is necessary to use simple language where they will be able to understand ....using high funda words is not going to help either you nor anyone....the most important quality you require is tht u shld love kids .......if you don't love kids i don't think so you will be able to get children to understand wht you are being teachin...... I have known many teachers who are not qualified yet been able to teach children effectively and yet underpaid????