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How to be an Effective and Efficient Teacher


Excellent teachers most often think in terms of human dignity. They attempt to aid kids to do what is appropriate, not for the sole purpose of extracting a...

.... reward but for self-fulfillment and doing things that are ought to be done. Teaching is not just a profession, it should be utilized as a powerful way of touching the lives of the children, always uncompromising in giving the right directions and always doing what is best to inculcate not just the usual lessons taught in school but also essential knowledge that could be utilized in helping students become responsible citizens in the years to come.

Below are some useful suggestions that could help you be to be good teacher:

  1. Good teachers know how to control their emotions at all times. Amidst the growing confusions and anxieties that are present in the classrooms of teachers nowadays, add more pressure brought up by their difficult responsibilities.
  2. Good teachers, must know the word of self-preservation, which knows when to calm down and hold emotions at the right place at the right time. Unnecessary outbursts such as shouting, threatening, or striking out a child never yield plausible result but will only make escalate problems.
  3. Good teachers have an ample respect the needs of their pupils. They are always ready to provide sufficient ventilation, lighting, seating, and even warmth. They discern every individual requirement and are sensitive to the varying needs of the children.
  4. Good teachers are always consistent. They set up a few yet attainable goals. Aware of the confusion well every time a class departs the room loudly and the teacher will always flash a pleasant smile.
  5. Good teachers are not bias, but always fair and square with every dealings they make. All of the pupils/students are respected in spite of the color of skin, intellectual attainment, age, religion, wealth, or physical condition. Without doubt, the studendt showing sincerity and providing quality of contributions are acknowledged. But no child should feel that the teacher is a boss.
  6. Good teachers are smart and caring. They are always prepared to listen every time a child speaks to them. Directly looking at the person speaking, with warmth and sincerity. No pupil can lay blame on them of the glassy and crabby stare, but with the popular, “teacher’s smile.”
  7. Good teachers always take part in an activity. If a class has something to do, they are willing and capable to help them. Always walks about the room, conversing with students, checking constantly what is happening in the class, keeping an eye on every student and often makes helpful suggestions. These teachers are always visible and ready to become peacemakers.
  8. Good teachers are considerate. They have no qualms in saying sincere words like “thanks” and “thank you all the time”. They treat children as human beings as every part of the social niceties are habitual with them. Even when they are annoyed at a pupil’s actions, they by no means lessen their reverence for the pupil or his respect for himself in any way.
  9. Good teachers make comment favorably always such as, “That was good thinking”, “What a fine question to ask!”, “My, you have shown improvement,” and “That’s the spirit.” It is seemed like these teachers don’t view the bad things happen, but on the contrary, they actually spot everything with gusto. They choose their time and place, for the most effective corrective measures they will make.
  10. Good teachers always smile and laugh. So many young teachers become old before their time because, for making everything perfect causes them anxiety, enables them to shed off sense of humor. Plenty of apprehensive situations can be driven out by a placid remark: “Well, today is one of those days. Nothing seems to be going right.” Pupils get important cues from their teacher.
  11. Good teachers are passionate and enthusiastic at all times. They get eager at a ballgame. They show great interest in creating the model for the social studies exhibit. They are thrilled and excited in doing their Science project. School seems to be a blissful place for them, with fresh and fascinating things occurring too often.
  12. Good teachers are good conversationists. Their voices are affectionate, distinct, and well-modulated. Children are eager to partake, as teachers provide and trigger an invitation for a hearty discussion.
  13. Good teachers make children feel that they are part of the class. The pat a pupil, or placing their arms about a little one’s shoulders, sitting with the pupils. Warm welcome ushered to newcomers, birthdays are remembered, and individual attributes are recognized.
  14. Good teachers encourage cooperation in the class with saying phrases like, “It is our class”, “We had a fine program” or say with compassion the phrases, “Something went wrong with us this morning”, or “How might we make this afternoon better?” Or even perhaps say “Competition goes out the window”.
  15. Good teachers have faith on the capabilities of the children. They deem that all healthy pupils try their best in every task given to them. They exhibit persistence and present assistance during the long process of honing and mastering a skill.
  16. Good teachers set high standards to their students. Each pupil’s performance is appraised in terms of his individual capacity. The slow learner’s small improvement may embody more effort than that of the very fast learner’s great improvements.
  17. All pupils are permitted to reach limitless growth and that he must put forth his best in aiding them the pupils. If he misses work because of misbehavior, he is asked to make it up. If he disturbs the group so that it cannot do its work, he is withdrawn or loses the privileges that he has abused.
  18. Good teachers “always leave the door open.” A distinction is made between the child and his actions. Misbehavior is never condoned, but the teacher’s displeasure is with the pupil personally. The pupil always believes that when he improves in his behavior, the displeasure will be gone.
  19. Good teachers consult others. They know that they don't have all the answers. When pupils fail to respond to corrective treatment, these teachers seek the help of parents, a counseling teacher, or principal. Working with others does not entail loss of prestige, for these teachers are concerned only with the welfare of the children. Anyone who acknowledges his need for expert advice, they believe, is to be honored.

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Sani Bello Dukku on August 18, 2016:

is highly educative, we appreciate

Ruth agunbiade on March 13, 2012:

I always love to be a teacher.

leojohn on June 09, 2011:

thnks. i hope you can published more articles about teachers.

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on November 23, 2010:

@yaser and advocteforchild - whoa, thanks a lot for the kind words....

advocateforchild from Orange, CA on August 31, 2010:

You are so right! :0) Thank you for a great hub. I would love to get to know more teachers from around the world.

yaser799 from saudi arabia on April 09, 2010:

as a teacher it is a santastic ideas also ,

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Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on January 04, 2010:

Thanks a lot for dropping by FD. I appreciate it a lot!

Andria on December 30, 2009:

GH - Nicely put together information. A good quality hub and a well answered 'question' :) I particularly like how you listed and developed the 'good teacher' role/definintion - something I whole-heartedly agree with. There's more to teaching than simply imparting info to a group of students (willing to listen or not!) and I believe you've made some very valid points.

Thankyou :):)

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on November 16, 2009:

Hehehe you are putting some pressure on him hehehe... let him get loose to make him comfortable teaching well... Thanks for the visti and commenting...

poetlorraine on October 23, 2009:

i am not a teacher, but would have loved to be, but it just never happened somehow. My son is a teacher, and i keep threatening to arrive at one of his classrooms, and kinda join in. That would be his biggest fear.

poetlorraine on October 23, 2009:

i am not a teacher, but would have loved to be, but it just never happened somehow. My son is a teacher, and i keep threatening to arrive at one of his classrooms, and kinda join in. That would be his biggest fear.

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on October 22, 2009:

Thanks for commenting hehehehe and finding time to read this hub... I really appreciate it...

prettydarkhorse from US on October 22, 2009:

hi, I use to teach and this is great specially items 8 and 10, make me want to be one of your students now....

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on October 02, 2009:

Thanks for dropping by and commenting. I also apprecite it you have time to read this hub...

Holle Abee from Georgia on October 01, 2009:

As a retired teacher, I can certainly appreciate this hub!

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