20 teacher traits that are thought of as being good in the eyes of a pupil #teaching #education #school

It is hard to argue with this list of 20.

  1. Arrive at lessons on time.
  2. Well prepared lessons which are not too much teacher led.
  3. Set a good example in terms of dress.
  4. Happy, purposeful and not moody.
  5. Fair to all with high expectations.
  6. Witty and clever – slightly quirky.
  7. Know all names and use them.
  8. Excellent subject knowledge – feel safe that they are going to cover everything.
  9. Can explain things clearly and simply.
  10. Up to date with the use of technology in their subject.
  11. Teacher, not a friend.
  12. Variety of methods used to teach.
  13. Prepared to have a more relaxed lesson at times.
  14. Does not overuse school sanctions to get control of a class.
  15. Good class control- prepared to deal with troublemakers for the benefit of all.
  16. Encouraging not critical of pupils understanding.
  17. Popular amongst other staff members.
  18. Good knowledge of exam questions and how they will be tested.
  19. Active in other parts of school life such as sport and other clubs and societies.
  20. Give extra help away from the lessons if not understanding.

There are of course many more. Please do comment with your suggestions.