Being a Great Teacher – What it Takes
helps others to get benefited by your skills, it also enhances your own skill levels. It increases a sense of mutual belongingness between two human beings. This feeling of mutual belongingness goes beyond the levels of professionalism and extends to building certain bonds that have their foundations in human values like, trust, respect and benevolence. Besides, almost everyone gets an opportunity to teach others something at some point in their lives.
This is why it’s quite crucial to become a good teacher. Here are following characteristics that a great teacher possesses:
Being a great teacher requires you to be available for your students as per your schedule. Teaching is different from many other professions where you take unplanned leaves without caring much about the monetary gains of your employer. In case of teaching, it’s not the monetary gains that are important; it’s more about being there when your students need you.
Also, you need to know your students personally as well. This is quite important because every student (indeed, every individual) has certain unique personality traits which may impact the learning speeds and learning patterns. For being successful as a teacher you should consider these aspects of your students' personalities. In addition, a personal attention given to students increases the level of trust between you and your students which will improve your communication with your students.
Fairness and maintaining your calm are two other most important qualities that will ensure that you are genuinely respected by your students. If you are unfair with few of your students, chances are you will become a villain in their view. This is a harsh reality of being a teacher. In addition, in case you have few cranky students in your classes, it will work in your favour if you always keep your calm and think of ways to improve them instead of losing your temper and hamper your communication with them. It is indeed must to consider the human behavioural aspect of their personalities; your students are not like some coat hooks wall mounted which can be easily replaced at your wish. They need to be treated with love, respect and a great patience.
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