What Should Be The Qualities Of A Good Teacher?


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Saima Muzaffar Profile
Saima Muzaffar answered
It is a famous saying that " A teacher is like a light-house which shows the right path to people in darkness" take the examples of great teachers in history like Socrates, Aristotle, Luqmaan, Christ and Hazrat Muhammad who changed the world and still their teachings are affecting people throughout the world.So to be a teacher is in fact a great responsibility and he should try to possess the qualities of such great people though it's not easy.
Patience, persuasiveness, endurance, faith and consistency are core characteristics of a teacher.
A teacher must possess leadership qualities, should do whatever he says, to enable the students to follow him. Must have great confidence and strong will power to obtain the best results from his students. Must be a master in his subject, full command over knowledge.
Dedication and devotion towards his students is must. Always be ready to give time to students selflessly.
He must be a very easy going person, using simple language in a very lively way so his students get familiar with him and enjoy his presence with heart not with fear.
He must be a man of character indeed.
Shumaela Rana Profile
Shumaela Rana answered
A good teacher must have full command on his subject. He must also be having a commanding personality as well. Higher degrees are necessary to become a teacher but to become a great teacher loyalty and sincerity to profession is required. If being a teacher, one is sincere to his profession; he will do his maximum effort to make himself successful. And as we all know that effort can never be squandered so a hard working loyal teacher will must get his reward by his students, bosses and the most important one, Allah because teaching is a very noble profession and liked by Him.

Besides having fabulous and fine knowledge, a teacher must have great moral values because he is one being followed by whole generation. He must not make himself to stay with his lectures and study stuff only but he must also play a vital role in students' counselling. He must make his personality friendly and polite so that students do not give another thought to the idea of sharing something regarding studies or daily life problems. There are so many small and big things that must be considered while being a great teacher as a great teacher gets too much love and respect by whole society.
Mahwash Marcel Profile
Mahwash Marcel answered
A teacher is an individual who plays the most vital role in the development of any being. The future of any student depends on the qualities and dedication of a teacher. It is the teacher who creates an interest in students to develop and progress and achieve what ever aims they set for themselves.    The most important qualities of a teacher are as follows:    - A good teacher tries continuously . Teachers respect students who try hard even if they do not succeed; similarly students should respect teachers who try their best for quality teaching.    - Good teachers are always ready to take risks. They set impossible goals for themselves and then struggle hard to achieve them.    - Good teacher always have positive attitude. Cynical people usually create a negative attitude in people especially in students since they are in a raw state of growing and developing attitudes.    - Good teachers are seldom free for extra activities as they are either busy preparing lesson plans, grading papers, trying to instruct their students and if nothing else counselling students in areas that have nothing to do with specific courses.    - A good teacher always tries to give confidence to his or her students and encourages them . Once my teacher said to me that " The specific subject matter I teach is less important than that of  what students learn by learning it."
Ashleigh Biggs Profile
Ashleigh Biggs answered
A good teacher…

* cares about the students.
* listens to the students' concerns.
* is a true friend to the students which may mean not being liked.
* cares about how the students develop as whole people.
* exemplifies what he/she teaches.
* strives to develop the students into self-teachers.
* knows the material and presents it well.
* is aware of what the students do and do not know.
* is a self-teacher him/herself.
* strives to develop the students into moral individuals.
* is moral him/herself.
* strives to develop the students into self-motivated individuals.
* is motivated him/herself.
* strives to develop the students into self-disciplined individuals.
* is disciplined him/herself.
* challenges the students.
* stretches the students.
* does not enable the students (keep them from growing).
* is flexible.
* caters as much as possible to each student's individual needs.
* realizes that he or she is a finite human being.
* works with others to accomplish goals (other teachers and students, parents, etc.).
Will Martin Profile
Will Martin answered
A good teacher, first of all, must like working with people. He or she must have a great enthusiasm for the subject(s) being taught - even if you aren't a great expert on or lover of a particular subject, you can still teach it well if you enjoy imparting knowledge and are good at communicating.

As far as character is concerned, the one quality a teacher MUST have is patience. You must never, ever be annoyed with students because they don't understand something (if they're not listening, that's different!) You must have sense of humour and (very important) create an atmosphere where everyone knows they can ask questions, try out new ideas and maybe make mistakes in a supportive environment.

Finally, the teacher must be in charge. It's very good if the students decide some aspects of how learning takes place, what they learn etc, but the classroom is a much happier and more productive place if everyone knows that the teacher is a professional, who knows what s/he is doing and can be trusted to run the lesson effectively.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Some good qualities in Teacher are as following:

  1. A good leader has an exemplary character. It is of utmost importance that a leader
      is trustworthy to lead others. A leader needs to be trusted and be known to live
      their life with honestly and integrity. A good leader “walks the talk” and in doing
      so earns the right to have responsibility for others. True authority is born from
      respect for the good character and trustworthiness of the person who leads.

  2. A good leader is enthusiastic about their work or cause and also about their role
      as leader. People will respond more openly to a person of passion and dedication.
      Leaders need to be able to be a source of inspiration, and be a motivator towards
      the required action or cause. Although the responsibilities and roles of a leader
      may be different, the leader needs to be seen to be part of the team working towards
      the goal. This kind of leader will not be afraid to roll up their sleeves and get

  3. A good leader is confident. In order to lead and set direction a leader needs to
      appear confident as a person and in the leadership role. Such a person inspires
      confidence in others and draws out the trust and best efforts of the team to complete
      the task well. A leader who conveys confidence towards the proposed objective inspires
      the best effort from team members.

  4. A leader also needs to function in an orderly and purposeful manner in situations
      of uncertainty. People look to the leader during times of uncertainty and unfamiliarity
      and find reassurance and security when the leader portrays confidence and a positive

  5. Good leaders are tolerant of ambiguity and remain calm, composed and steadfast to
      the main purpose. Storms, emotions, and crises come and go and a good leader takes
      these as part of the journey and keeps a cool head.

  6. A good leader as well as keeping the main goal in focus is able to think analytically.
      Not only does a good leader view a situation as a whole, but is able to break it
      down into sub parts for closer inspection. Not only is the goal in view but a good
      leader can break it down into manageable steps and make progress towards it.

  7. A good leader is committed to excellence. Second best does not lead to success.
      The good leader not only maintains high standards, but also is proactive in raising
      the bar in order to achieve excellence in all areas.
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daywalker Profile
daywalker answered
Teachers play an integral role in the development of our children. A good teacher should be patient but persistent. Not all children learn at the same pace and inevitably some will require special attention. However, giving up on these children is a mistake as they can usually succeed with encouragement and hard work.
Another must have quality for a good teacher is a positive attitude. Cynics make lousy teachers. We want our children to believe in themselves and that all things are possible.
Also, good teachers are innovators, they come up with ways to make things interesting for their students when they may otherwise ordinarily be bored or apathetic.
Good teachers love teaching, they don’t become teachers to get rich or for the fame and if they have they should have their heads examined. Teaching is not about having summers off. Good teachers are willing to put in the time and effort to make a difference and to be their best.
Above all good teachers are loving, caring people who want to make a difference in the world and believe that they can do so through their work.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
A lot of good qualities I believe are needed to be a teacher. Here are just a few

good communication skills with children and adults
being able to plan, prepare and deliever lessons that are interesting and fun
to be able to reflect on lessons and your practice as a teacher and learn from this
to use your own initiative
to work as part of a team and to be able to work on your own
to be caring and sympathetic towards people you are teaching
to be a good listener
to manage behaviour issues effectively in the classroom
and the list goes on and on
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Teachers should be committed and hardworking. He/she should has full command on subject as well as pedagogy. Teachers should have leadership qualities because students have to follow their teachers.
Anonymous Profile
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Teacher need to be a teacher and a friend...she/he need to be nice,supporting,calm,communicative,with a lot of patience and understanding,has to know how to learn their students thrust,make them feel relaxed and open minded so that they don't scruble to ask anything they don't understand or confide about some problem thats been bugging them etc. .....but these are the things a lot of teachers(or the ones that want to became one) knows,but the problem is in student....they don't let you be nice or calm,because they abuse it and act the opposite of that instead just like that,they don't have the same respect and that why the whole vision of good teacher doesnt make sense.....
Anonymous Profile
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Communicate effectively

Are resourceful and positive and adopt a problem-solving approach Are creative and imaginative and have an open attitude to change Are systematic and well organized, focused, determined and hardworking Demonstrate empathy and fairness, are caring and approachable
Anonymous Profile
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One who devotes their time and energy for his/her students and not for the money. In my opinion, a good teacher should feel it is his/her "calling" in life rather than just a job.
Anonymous Profile
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The qualities of the good teacher are
1:teacher must be sensitive.
2:teacher must know about her/his subject
Anonymous Profile
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Where did this  famous saying " A teacher is like a light-house which shows the right path to people in darkness"come from
Anonymous Profile
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To know the subject and ability to pass the core meaning of it as well as its practical using are the main part of teachers' quality. Neutral explaining and critical analysing taking into consideration of advantages and drawbacks motivate students to be interested in and respect teacher as well.
Anonymous Profile
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A teacher is an individual who plays the most vital role in the development of any being. The future of any student depends on the qualities and dedication of a teacher. It is the teacher who creates an interest in students to develop and progress and achieve what ever aims they set for themselves.
suman kumar Profile
suman kumar answered
A teacher who is able to teach their students and help them out in problems in their studies is a good teacher.
Anonymous Profile
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The characteristics of a good school teacher is to have enough patience and knowledge, can make students interest in it.
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A good teacher first of all, is committed to his basic job of teaching. He should have command over his subject, He should give priority to the requirements of his students. He should have the ability to point out the drawbacks and weak areas of his students and plan activities to remedy them.He should have friendly relations with the students and share their joys and sorrows.He should keep himself abreast with changing scenario in education.
yvette Jones Profile
yvette Jones answered
As a parent, I see a lot of teachers who are losing PATIENCE. It used to be that people wanted to be teachers because they really loved the children, but nowadays some of them are cursing at the kids, throwing papers at them, calling them all kinds of names and degrading them. If you have no patience please do not be a teacher. Also stay trim and fit because you need to eat healthy and be energetic.
Leslie Bush Profile
Leslie Bush answered
The qualities of a good teacher should be that the teacher is nice enough so that the children will listen to the teacher and obey him/her. Also the teacher should pay attention to the students and not always talking to other teachers on the computer. A teacher will also become a better teacher if some people of a class will confront him/her and tell him/her what they don't like about and tell the teacher what he/she should do to make the students like him/her better. I have confronted my teacher once and told her exactly and EVERYTHING I didn't like about her. Believe it or not, she changed.

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