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WHAT MAKES

A GREAT
TEACHER
?
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A mediocre teacher tells,
A good teacher explains,
A superior teacher
demonstrates,
A great teacher inspires.

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WHAT MAKES
A GREAT TEACHER?
•RECOLLECT
Who was your best teacher?
What did she/he do to
make learning easy?
How did he/she motivate you?

•WRITE
•REFLECT
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Students say a great teacher
is:
 Is kind
 Is generous
 Listens to you
 Has faith in you
 Encourage you
 Likes teaching students
 Likes teaching their subject
 Takes time to explain
 Helps you when you’re stuck
 Tells you how you are doing
 Doesn’t give up on you
 Tells the truth
 Is forgiving
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A great teacher is:

•Affectionate •Curious
•Smiling •Passionate
•Honest •Imaginative
•Helpful •Reflective
•Tolerant •Committed
•Patient •Sense of
•Creative purpose
•knowledgeable •Sense of humor
•Positive
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Top traits of a great
teacher:
• Is ever willing to learn
• Wants to be a great teacher
• Promotes independence
• Uses humor
• Is flexible
• Is unconforming
• What would yours be?

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Mine is:
“A desire
to
Make the world
a better place”

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Are teachers
born?
Or
Are teachers
made?
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A great teacher is
Made..
TEACHING IS A

SKILL!
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Eustaquio just graduated and became
a teacher,
he starts working in a school.
Then he comes back to his university
saying:
“I have to deal with a student,
with lack of motivation and difficult
disposition”
“how can I deal with a student of this
sort?”
“the point is not to change him”
“it’s to improve yourself” 10
A great teacher…
Knows…

• The subject
• The student
• Know your stuff
• Know who you are stuffing
• Know when they’re stuffed

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A great teacher…
… is structured

• Say what you want to say


• Say it again
• Now explain what you just said

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A great teacher…
…Takes risks
Schemer teacher
Vs
Spontaneous teacher

If there is no chance of failure


then success is meaningless

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A great teacher …

… has a positive attitude

Why do we think we deserve


smart, self-motivated, hard-working
students
Who do not need to be taught?
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A great teacher…
… never has enough time

The reward
For all busyness
Is more busyness

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A great teacher…

… considers teaching as a form of


parenting

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A great teacher…
• Overcome stage fright come:
– Knowledge of subjects
– Knowledge of the audience
– Love for the subject
– Sufficient preparation
– Rehearse
– Enthusiasm
– Visualize success
– Physical exercises (play games).

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A great teacher…
… gives students
confidence

When students have something to say,


They should be able to say it
Clearly, forcefully, etc.
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A great teacher…

…Keeps students & himself off


balance

The only time when I learn


something is when my comfort and
My self-assurance are threatened
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A great teacher…
…Is energetic
• Variety in voice
• Dramatic pace
• Effective pauses
• Active moment
• Encouraging gestures
• Visual demonstration(how things
work, look, move)
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A great teacher…
• Facial expression
• Appealing smile
• Be nature
• Good posture

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A great teacher…
…Supports what he says

Examples
Statistics
Definitions
testimony
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A great teacher…
…Has good body language

Postures
Gestures
Facial expressions

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75%

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75%
of what people
communicate
to each other
is non-verbal

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A great teacher…
… maintains eye contact

Global look
Don’t read from text
Use note cards

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SMILE
• Smile
• Mention name
• Interest
• Listening
• Empathy
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A great teacher
… is humorous
Be amiable
Narrate jokes, anecdotes

People hardly disagree


when you are smiling

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A great teacher…
…gets in
• Get into the subject
• Get the subject into you
• Get your subject into your
students

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A great teacher…
…remembers to
• Never deviate
• Never tell what is not
required
• Follow good etiquette and
manners
• Never take mobile calls in
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VOICE what you mean
• Vocabulary
• Order of words
• Intonation
• Cut out the unwanted
• Empower
(visual/ auditory/ olfactory/ kinesthetic)
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REACH agreement
• Reinforce
• Encourage
• Acknowledge
• Clarify
• Highlight
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Tips for effective
communication
• Smile – have good feelings
• Listen – fully and keenly
• Speak – clearly (watch your words,
tone)
• Maintain – eye contact
• Maintain – respect
• Avoid – ego problems

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INTANGIBLE
QUALITIES
• A basic aptitude
• A natural need to explain things
• An inborn drive to guide & help
• Passion (is contagious, sweeps us
until we get sucked in)

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You teach what you
know
But
You reproduce who
you are
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Thanks to all of you,

for your attention,

You have been such a great


audience!!!

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