10 Outstanding Qualities of a Good Teacher

10 Outstanding Qualities of a Good Teacher
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Teaching is never an easy task and for a teacher to be
regarded as a competent character, there are specific qualities he/she must
possess. As far as teaching is concerned, the big question that occupies the
mind is; Who is a Teacher?


According to Brad Henry ” A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning”.

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Briefly speaking, a teacher is an academic character who has
acquired in-depth knowledge in a particular field and is ready to transmit that
knowledge to others. With respect to this, a teacher finds it hard to carry on
with teaching until he is conversant with the qualities which can distinguish
him as a proficient teacher.
Without any digression, this article will direct your
attention towards the ten outstanding qualities which make an individual a good
teacher. Therefore, read on to find out why you need these qualities to emerge
as a good teacher.
THE ABILITY TO READ
Everyone must not doubt this as one of the indispensable
qualities of a good teacher. An individual isn’t a teacher until he/she has
learnt to read and then transmit what is read to those who need it. Without the
ability to read, an individual definitely has nothing to offer in the field of
teaching.
UNDERSTANDING
For a teacher to inculcate relevant knowledge in others,
he/she must have digested any materials read. Without the tendency to
understand what is read, a teacher finds it hard to cope efficiently in the
field of teaching.
THE ABILITY TO IMPART KNOWLEDGE
A teacher must be able to impart knowledge (pertaining to a
specific field) to his students. Without this quality, a person isn’t worth
being called a teacher simply because teaching mainly emphasizes the
impartation of knowledge to others..

“A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard” by Eliphas Levi

THE ABILITY TO LEARN FROM OTHERS
Anyone who is conversant with the field of teaching wouldn’t
doubt this under any circumstance. As a teacher, an individual is expected to
reason with others and learn from them. Meanwhile, a teacher can obtain
in-depth knowledge of a particular thing by paying attention to his/her
students during academic interaction such as catechism.
From what others say, do or write, a quality teacher must be
able to realize the main points and think about how he/she can use these points
while teaching others.
THE READINESS TO ANSWER QUESTIONS
In every aspect of teaching, a good teacher must be ready to
welcome questions from his students or others. Even if a teacher has no
knowledge of what is asked, it isn’t advisable that he should evade the
question because when he does that, he hardly increases in knowledge.
THE ABILITY TO INTERACT WITH STUDENTS
Students hardly cope with strict teachers or teachers who
are not ready to engage interactive relationships with their students. As a
quality teacher, you’re charged with the responsibility of discussing with your
students in order to realize their weaknesses and how they may be corrected.
During interactive relationships, students are usually
triggered to express themselves and identify what their learning weaknesses
are. And when a teacher realizes this, he/she finds it easy to assist them
academically and even emotionally.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS
This is one of the vital qualities of a good teacher. In
every facet of teaching, a teacher is only understood when he/she communicates
effectively. For students to benefit from a teacher, such a teacher must be able
to transmit knowledge in a fluent manner and by so doing, students won’t feel
uninterested whenever he/she interacts with them.
EMPATHY
What is meant by “empathy’’ is the tendency to identify
oneself sensitively and realizes others’ needs, abilities or character. A good
teacher must be able to study his/her students’ psychological status and
identify the solutions to their academic problems.
THE ABILITY TO SOURCE INFORMATION FROM RELEVANT MATERIALS
A teacher is expected to carve out useful information
especially when he/she reads relevant but bulky materials. In bulky materials,
some vital information is contained and that is why a competent teacher is
required to skim through these bulky academic materials and extract the
information needed to impart knowledge to his/her students.
THE ABILITY TO USE THE DICTIONARY
The dictionary contains vital definitions of various
academic terms. In that case, a good teacher must make the dictionary his/her
own teacher. By doing this, he/she will learn new words and how to include them
in his/her own vocabulary.

By studying the dictionary, a good teacher must be ready to
dwell on bulky and comprehensive dictionaries as they provide detailed
definitions and grammatical usages of academic words.
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