Thinking to become a good teacher?
An ideal teacher is aware of balancing time, task and teaching. That would make you punctual, organized and appealing – in one word ‘effective’. Only a lot of teaching and assigning homework to students aren’t the sufficient tasks a good teacher accomplishes. S/he must account for every moment spent in the class. A teacher must bear in mind that his job entails a big responsibility.
Be intimate and affectionate to the students and be exuberant at work. Have a magical dominance over the class. Your students should wake up at the very moment you enter into the class. Remember, your students are like your spiritual children. Be caring to them with full of love; however, in cases, where necessary, act strictly! Don’t hesitate to say “You haven’t behaved fairly my dear! That wasn’t a classroom conduct.” – such words aren’t unkind at all from a guardian to a learner when said at the right time; especially when a good teacher addresses his student, the mentor does it quite rationally and virtually he conveys one of those moral lessons that guides his junior throughout the rest of the life.
When a teacher teaches he plays a versatile role. One is that he delivers the raw materials of study and another is that he conveys to his students what the approach and conduct of life is. The second is implicit and often overlooked by an apathetic instructor. However, this is factor that makes one an effective and productive tutor and others the opposite. Behavioral inputs engrave deep remark on the entire life of a learner. It is through this input, by which, social conduct, moral behavior and other characteristics develop in human beings. Qualities good or bad are transmitted from the teacher to the learner. Therefore, if one intends to be a good teacher, one must pay attention to what is being delivered to his students in total.
Teaching is no narrow take over. Explicitly a teacher is the students mentor, guide and guardian and implicitly their companion, friend and peer.
Many teachers act and work a lot. Even they study and get well-equipped before class hours; however what they miss is the sound implementation of their skills and study. Often they wrongly think their own satisfaction a success; this type of self evaluation leads to wrong conclusion. They can sometimes make the class very exciting; however, they can’t maintain a consistent standard in conducting class. They ignore the fact that they aren’t being effective. They teach a lot but with less productivity and output. Though such problem arises mostly due to lack of sufficient experience, still one point must be borne in mind seriously. Adopt yourself to teach and concentrate on the genuine needs of the course and topic at hand. Pretension of being skilled and sound must be strictly avoided. And just a few successful classes must not satisfy you to the brim. Don’t get carried away while you have just started teaching well. Take it to be your responsibility and truly – that is! Be thankful to your Creator who gifted you with such a quality, which is indeed a blessing.
There are even teachers who aren’t much aware of their self development. Effectiveness in class must also be measured in terms of self development and not only by successful delivery in class. Successful delivery in class would be effective and sustainable if the teacher is also a self-learner and devoted being outside the class. Even at the end of the day you have learned something new from a student, that’s nothing cheap either. Rather I’d say that, on the way of teaching, learning new things should be considered treasure. What you’re learning today is indeed your asset tomorrow.
Remember, an ideal teacher is a role model for his students. If you are sincere, communicative and hard-working, the next generation you’re training up would inculcate the same.
Often imagine yourself sitting at the side of your students. If you dislike your teacher to be boring, unsociable, inflexible, and apathetic, how would you yourself being a teacher practice these(?) Don’t act, react or do such a thing that you yourself wouldn’t like. Don’t worry too much if you had already made a mistake and messed up. Learn from your mistake; don’t repeat it; correct yourself.
Finally I’d draw the notice of my respected readers toward a philosophical point regarding the term ‘good teacher’. One might argue that the term ‘good teacher’ shouldn’t have been used; ‘teacher’ itself could be the self-explanatory honest-term to express a life-builder’s name. However, as we, the human beings vary in choosing right and wrong, we bear a name (title) and defame it by our own character; therefore, a clear differentiation is necessary for general people out there.