Effective teacher attributes

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  1. Ashley31

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    What do you believe are the five most important attributes of an effective teacher?
     
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    1. flexibility
    2. compassion
    3. eagerness to keep learning
    4. genuineness (is that a word?)
    5. professionalism
     
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    flexibility
    passion
    professionalism
    good handle on classroom mgt
    intelligence
     
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    flexibility
    creativity
    inherent respect for every person, no matter how small
    strong (self-confident)
    multitasker!
    one more - ability to be spontaneous
     
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    Define: professionalism
     
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    Professionalism is not:
    yelling
    losing your temper
    playing on the computer while your kids do worksheets
    acting like a teenager when you are in charge of teenagers
    gossiping
    complaining

    Professionalism is:

    having control of your group
    being willing and/or able to communicate with difficult people
    deciding not to take things personally,
    even when they are intended personally
    treating people with respect even if you don't feel like it
    being pleasant even if you have PMS
    being prepared for your job

    Hmm . . . sounds like professionalism means act like a grown up with a college degree and some class, and unprofessionalism means act like a spoiled kid who isn't yet ready to be in the grown up world. And this includes the speech you use - that is included in my definition of behaving with class.
     
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    Commitment to professionalism
    Organizational Skills
    Sense of Humor
    Good Explaining Skills
    Numchuck Skills (ha ha just kidding)
    Classroom Management
     
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    numchuck skills could come in handy!
     
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    or riot control! :eek:
     
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    Well said bonneb! ;)
     
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    just 5 is hard but I'd go with...

    1. Respect
    2. Sense of Humor
    3. Organizational skills
    4. Enthusiasm
    5. Creativity / flexibility (in lessons & dealing with students)


    I think if you have those they help you not only with developing effective lessons, but developing relationships with your students that will help classroom management! :2cents:
     
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    I wonder how much trouble I could get in for stashin' a pair of numchucks in my desk drawer...

    especially since I am lacking in the numchuck skills area.

    I would promise to only pull them out if defending myself during a riot!

    yee-haw! Love livin' in Texas!!!
     
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    I believe it's nunchuks... not numchucks
     
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    Thank you! It was beginning to bother me.

    And technically, it's nunchaku, and you're probably more likely to hurt yourself with them than anyone else. Might as well control the class with a boomerang:D

    1. Patience
    2. Leadership
    3. Acting ability
    4. Perception
    5. Consistency
     
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    1) A TRUE desire to teach (not just get the paycheck and benefits)
    2) patience
    3) patience
    4) patience
    5) patience
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol
     
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    1. Incredible Sense of Humor!!!
    2. Tolerance for Silly Parents
    3. Understanding that children can't help who they are born to.
    4. Flexibility to be teacher, mother, psychiatrist, psychologist, referree, nurse, friend, etc...
    5. Kindness
     
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    and that is exactly why its hilarious!!!:2up::thanks:
     
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    Ok, so my only exposure to the n**chucks was through Napoleon Dynamite . . . :p
     
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    Hey, it is that time of year to get out the old Nap-o-le-on.
     
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    Feed your Llama!!!! What was her name?
     
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    Tinayoufatlard!
     
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    1. Passion
    2. Fairness
    3. Good sense of humor
    4. Empathy/compassion
    5. Leadership skills
     
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    sorry I had hijacked guys!

    back to the list :)
     

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