In the discussion forum, you are expected to participate often and engage in deep levels of discourse. Please post your initial response as early in the unit as possible and continue to participate throughout the unit. You are required to post an initial response to the question/issue presented in the Forum and then respond to at least 3 of your classmates’ initial posts. You should also respond to anyone who has responded to you. Based on your readings this week and your own personal experiences (as a student or as a teacher), answer the following questions: Q1: Examine the components of a “good teacher”. Explain what they are. In facilitating learning, teachers should be “good” in all aspects no matter what the learning environment looks like. There are several barometers that could be used to measure on what and how a good teacher looks like. In my personal perspective/experience, a good teacher is: G – reat learner, assessor and evaluator . We all know that learning is a continuous process and a good teacher should be a lover of learning. Everyday, a teacher should aim to learn new skills and knowledge on an on-going basis that can be applied to an engaging and positive classroom environment. From simple to complex students’ needs, teacher being a great assessor and evaluator can easily evaluate and assess the needs of the diverse type of learners in the classroom. In becoming a great learner, assessor and evaluator, a teacher should be skilled enough. O – pen minded. An open-minded teacher means, a teacher is receptive to change and is proactive. The teacher should consider the classroom as place where several interactions happen and would result to some inevitable changes to what the teacher has planned and thought was ideal. Open-mindedness would lead to an open-communication that makes a teacher to be responsive, flexible and willing to accommodate reasonable requests. ( Retrieved from ) O – pen hearted. In enforcing classroom discipline, a teacher should be fair, firm and consistent ( Retrieved from ) In doing so, a teacher should also be an open hearted to create a stronger positive relationship between teachers and students and students to students. D – iver. Teacher being a diver means that no matter how “shallow” the classroom atmosphere is, the teacher still finds way to find what is in the deepest part of the students’ thinking. The teacher keeps on “diving” for the best resources that can be provided to any type of learning environment. The discussions above are based on my own perceptions supported by several references about being a good teacher.
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