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Becoming an Effective Teacher

Teachers are educated, organised and committed individuals who edify children in pre-school, primary schools, teenagers in high school and adults in college and university. In the past, teachers were described as individuals that merely present information for the students to learn. Today the role of a teacher is significantly more advanced then the past, as teachers are now seen as facilitators who renew their knowledge and teach the students using a wide variety of teaching methods, teachers that plan the learning, and implement the plan and assess the students. This is why teachers influence many students and lead them to be triumphant learners and knowledgeable citizens. Teachers also spend a large amount of time teaching and guiding children and therefore the teachers are seen as role models for the students. Teachers have many responsibilities and action to discern and achieve such as being professional and ethical, organised, reflective, knowledgeable, and caring for the students.

The many tasks that teachers have are dependent upon their level, although all teachers need to have content knowledge for teaching which involves the teacher to be professional and ethical. Effective teachers should know how to utilise reflective teaching. Teachers generally need to know how to prepare lessons, activities, and how to manage and organise classrooms. To add, teachers must know how to use a broad range of teaching and learning strategies to help the students to be interested and to learn appropriately. Effective strategies of teaching should be assimilated with knowledge to ensure that it is taught effectively. Teachers need to provide care for the students by providing them with an encouraging, comfortable and safe classroom atm...

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...he student’s school journey and to be remembered by students as a valuable teacher is beyond rewarding.

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