Who is a great teacher?

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We have thousands of teachers. Are all of them good teachers? We need more and more good teachers. What makes a great teacher? Teaching is one of the most complicated jobs. To be a great teacher one should have the following tools and skills:

  • Broad knowledge of subject matter n A good curriculum and standards
  • Enthusiasm nCaring attitude nA love for learning
  • Knowledge of discipline
  • Classroom management techniques
  • A desire to make a difference in the lives of young people If we want to be great teachers, we must try to develop these skills and qualities.

Great teachers expect that all students will achieve and improve in the classroom. They should have proper lesson plans. They try to engage all students and do not allow few students to dominate. Great teachers are warm, accessible, enthusiastic and caring. Great teachers form strong relationships with their students and show that they care about them as people. Great teachers exhibit expertise in the subjects they are teaching. They are masters of their subject matter. Great teachers try to communicate with the parents of the students. Role of the teacher is a very important factor in education. They must have required educational qualifications and teaching skills. It is the duty of the authorities in charge of education to look into the following: Raise professional standards of teachers. Improve salaries and working conditions of teachers. Look into professional development of teachers. Encourage and reward teacher knowledge and skills. Let us improve our education by developing and motivating the teachers. D. Weeratunga Nugegoda