Characteristics of an outstanding teacher

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  1. lostcity

    lostcity Rookie

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    I am filling out a job application. The question is list the five most important characteristics of an outstanding teacher. I am working on mine but thought it would be fun to see what other people think.
    1. Compassion
    2. Energetic
    3. Loyal to school and students
    4. Flexible in situations
    5. Humble
     
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  3. clarnet73

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    The ones I typically use when asked this question, in no particular order, seem to be flexible, patient, fair, responsible, and creative. :)
     
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    Enthusiastic, flexible, organized, good communicator, empathetic.
     
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    My college had 10 characteristics of a novice teacher - these have translated very well for me during interviews - though some of course I modified/interpreted myself. They are....commitment and skills for life-long learning, effective communicator, moral/ethical/professional practicioner, facilitator of learning for all students, indepth knowledge of content, indepth knowledge of pedagogy, ability to effectively integrate content and pedagogy, have respect for human diversity, and be liberally educated. The ones I used for interviews were usually a combination of integrating effective content and pedagogy, belief that all students can learn and being able to be a facilitator for that, committment to life long learning (stressing the importance of being a team member and collaboration and keeping new and current in all the new research), effective communicator (with students.parents, staff, the community), and having respect for human diversity. Best advice - lists the things you are most passionate about in your teaching because I bet they are right on the mark! Good luck! I just got hired and am nervous/excited for the start of school, but I know how scary/frustrating finding a job can be!
     
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    I think one of them should be team player. That is a very important characteristic. Without it things can be very uncomfortable.
     

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