I have read the article written by Ms. Mary Smith entitled “What Should A Teacher Be?” and I have found it lacks the qualities of an effective teacher. I know that a teacher should be respectful and honest but is that all? However, sometimes we wonder why some children are disrespectful. Why? Children are still disrespectful because they have observed from their teachers the attitudes opposite of what they teach. So, to make his teaching effective the teacher should show respect for those in authority. I suggest the next time that you will publish an article please make it clear for everyone to have a clear vision of what a teacher should be particularly to your young readers. Here are some other qualities of an effective teacher and I hope this will help you to explain such things.
In every personality development, a teacher is a part of it. Being a moulder of our youth; a teacher should be careful in all his ways because children are imitators. They learn more by what they see and observe. A teacher should be a role model, too. Setting a good example will gain him respect from children and people around him.
A teacher should be sincere and true to his commitments. If a teacher has these qualities, he puts his teaching job the first priority over all other duties.
A teacher should be firm in his words. Word of honor is very important to one’s personality to gain respect and obedience from the students and other people. A teacher should be kind and friendly. Such teacher will eventually minimize the absences or tardiness of the students. They will look forward to attending their classes with joy.
Values, values. Not just by verbalization not through discussion. Example is still the best teacher.
Since the teacher is a part of every success and failure of a child, she should strive to be a model. I hope that I made the right choice when I write this for the young and intellectually inclined readers for them to understand the part of a teacher in their daily lives.
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