According to ITN Mark Education, there are 7 key components of a good teacher.
- Love of the subject
- Stress Management
- Complete control
- Professional behavior
- Expert instructional methods
It’s interesting that through the years, I have written about each of these concepts on this blog. Below are links to a few articles with a brief quote from that article.
- From Burnout To Ignited Passion: How Blogging, Information Overload, and Running Made Me A Better Teacher
So I have to get back to me being me. I inspire people simply by being me. You do too. But do yourself and me and everyone else a favor and go out there to be the most awesome, amazing, passionate version of you that you can possibly be. When we get to that point, look out!
- Overcoming Stress In A Stress-Filled Season
Here are my Top 10 Stress Reduction Strategies: reduce responsibilities, kill your TV, play at work, deepen your relationships with friends, deepen your relationships with students, deepen your relationships with coworkers, only work at work, don’t take work home, drink water, and wake up earlier.
- Are You Still Out of Control In Your Class?
I know some people who seem to have been born with an innate ability to get others to do things they really don’t want to do. Those people, when asked how to do that, generally don’t have an explanation. For them it is a natural skill. This isn’t the case with most people. It is definitely not the case with me.
- Organization Leads to Sanity
If you are not yet familiar with David Allen’s Getting Things Done philosophy, it is a book that covers many personal productivity issues. I have not yet read it, but have read numerous blog posts about it. The most thorough I’ve seen so far is here at the GTD FAQ from Zen Habits. If you have never heard anything about the philosophy and begin using even some parts of it, it will revolutionize much of what you do.
- 5 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers
I recently read an article written by a newly-hired teacher. She was concerned about the fall and how to establish procedures. My response was for her simply to be patient, ask lots of questions, and hang in there. When I was in her position, that kind of advice would have sounded trite and condescending to me. So I wanted to write a bit more details about some of the procedures I set up in my own life that have allowed me to be more effective.
- 10 Years of Teaching: How Do I Keep My Students Engaged?
As I have grown in my understanding of teaching, I have learned a couple of things about active learning:
- The fact that a student is following directions is not evidence that the student is learning.
- The fact that a student is not following directions is not evidence that the student is not learning.
- 5 Keys To Educating People – Revisited
As I mentioned before, I no longer believe in motivation for the sake of motivation. Over the past few years, I have become a huge proponent of encouragement as the only means to spurring people on to growth. A lot of that encouragement can come from the passion and positivity with which we approach our work. Of course, this all comes after you are able to get them quiet, which has a lot to do with classroom management techniques. My ideas about that issue have been discussed elsewhere on my blog.
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