Counselling skills for teachers

Characteristic of effective teachers

• School schedules are demanding. instead of simply being the figurehead of the classroom. 7/16/2013 2 . so it is important for teachers to be effective in their methods.introduction • In many instances. teachers spend more time with their students than their parents do.

• The following characteristics are ones that accompany effective teachers. and guide them and their students toward a successful educational experience.Cont…. 7/16/2013 3 .

lose respect for their educator. then any hope of effectiveness goes right out the window.Characteristics • Knowledgeable: • Knowledgeable in their area of study. • Students will know right away if their teacher is not up to speed on classroom material. In truth. if a teacher is not enlightened in their subject matter. • How can students be expected to follow instruction if the leader of the classroom is trying to muddle through chapter 4 right along with them? 4 7/16/2013 .

7/16/2013 5 . • Ability to manage: • Effective teachers have appropriate classroom management skills.Cont…. while at the same time being approachable and relatable.. • They must find a balance between being BFF’s (best friends forever) with the students. and running a totalitarian classroom. • Appropriate classroom management involves asserting authority.

If students feel that they can’t ask questions of their teacher. • Capacity to connect: • One must be able to make connections with the students. or at home. • Teachers must be willing to listen. 7/16/2013 6 . • Twofold process. or if students feel that they can’t address the teacher regarding a matter in the classroom.Cont…. teacher not effective.

Cont… • Teachers must be able to relate to their students. a. 7/16/2013 7 .a. using realworld examples. −teacher will be able to connect classroom subjects with scenarios relevant to their students’ lives.k.

Cont…. • When children feel that someone believes they can succeed. 7/16/2013 8 . • Has high expectations: • Believe in his/her students. • Setting challenging. yet attainable goals for students is essential to maximizing their potential. they are willing to work that much harder.

• When it comes to discipline. 7/16/2013 9 . • How else will students be able to take their teacher seriously? • Ensure that their students know what to expect of themselves. and from the teacher at all times.Cont…. teacher will not waiver from their principles. students should learn about their teacher’s rules. and regulations. consequences. • Be disciplined: • On day one.

• Have contact with parents: • Having regular interactions and conversations with parents. 7/16/2013 10 .Cont…. • At the beginning of the school year teachers should send a letter to parents detailing their expectations.

• Important for teachers to make themselves available during parent/teacher conferences. 7/16/2013 11 . • They should also issue another letter at the end of the year discussing the student performance. so that parents can get accurate reports of their child’s progress.Cont….

7/16/2013 12 . balancing approachability with leadership. • Act as both friend and authoritarian.Cont… • Being an effective teacher will leave a lasting impression on the lives of students.

and have high expectations of their students. talk with parents.Cont… • Be knowledgeable. 7/16/2013 13 . disciplined. • Being an effective teacher is key to creating a successful educational environment.

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