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What Makes a Good Teacher

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What Makes a Good Teacher There are many excellent qualities a good teacher should have. I will explain a selection of them. A good teacher should know their subject well because children cannot ask questions to the teacher and get a satisfactory explanation if the teacher does not have background knowledge about his or her subject. A good teacher needs to be able to explain what the work is and how to complete the work or tasks given. I think this is important because the pupils levels would be affected if they do not do the work given (in the tests afterwards they would not know the answers) ...read more.


A teacher should mark work fairly and not favour the children that are better behaved and more respectful towards them because if the badly behaved kids thought the question they answered was wrong they will be confused during a test. Also once you are taught that something is the right answer and you realise it isn't, it is extremely hard to forget that. A good teacher should have a good feel for disciple but at the same time be fun and friendly. If a teacher does not disciple the class well, the students will take advantage of him or her. ...read more.


Also if rebellious children rule the class, the other children will be behind with their work, which is not fair on them. A good teacher should be prepared to make lessons practical. This makes the lesson interesting and you will remember more of that lesson rather then a 'text book lesson'. Anyone can read text and answer questions, remembering it is the hard part! A good teacher should have a valid excuse for giving a pupil detention, not because of something insignificant. A good teacher should also give second chances for a unavoidable mistake students have made. For example it is not fair to give a student detention because they have misheard the date the history assessment was due. ...read more.

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