Wednesday, March 15, 2023

What are the Attributes of an Exceptional Teacher?

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As a pedagogical coach, I had the privilege of observing many teachers and classrooms which made me wonder what differentiates the top tier of teachers from the rest. This is my list so far: 

Qualities of Exceptional Teachers include:Design learning to maximise student engagement, Focus on student activity as opposed to teacher activity Check for student understanding Have high expectations of  all students, Actively cultivates positive student relationships, Possess a growth mindset, Are reflective practitioners, Are intentional and explicit, Are collaborative, Teach generic skills required for learning, Use high quality learning materials

  • Which attribute would you rank as the most important?
  • Are there any attributes you feel that are missing from this list?
  • Which of these attributes would you consider to be your greatest strength? 

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