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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Qualities of a good teacher (academic faculty)

Teaching is a career that provides excitement, challenges, personal reward and a chance to encourage and support young students to achieve their goals. There are many personal qualities and skills that make someone a good or great teacher. Here are what I believe are the essential Qualities of a Good Teacher.
  • Adapt to change (open to change and coping well with change)
  • Approchable
  • Being fair-minded (just and impartial; not prejudiced)
  • Calmness
  • Cares about the students
  • Challenges the students
  • Consistency
  • Creative and innovative
  • Empathy
  • Enjoy working with a wide range of people;
  • Enjoying a challenge (a question, …)
  • Enthusiastic
  • Explaining things very good
  • Firm, but fair
  • Flexible
  • Friendly
  • Good communicator
  • Keeping cool under pressure;
  • Knowledge of subject matter (having a strong knowledge in particular subject areas)
  • Motivating and inspiring
  • Passion
  • Patience
  • Personal involvement
  • Presentation skills
  • Pride in student’s accomplishments
  • Reflective and introspective
  • Respectful
  • Responsive
  • Sense of humor
  • Time manager
  • True compassion for their students
  • Understanding
  • Well-organized
  • Willing to learn
  • Willingness to help student achieve
The list is alphabetical, not preferential.
Final question
Which of the abovementioned attributes do you think are important qualities of good teachers? What makes a Good Teacher?