What Makes A Teacher Extraordinary?

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senseimichael
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Re: Teachers: What separates the ordinary from the extraordi

Post by senseimichael » Wed May 15, 2013 3:44 pm

Beautyful Minds wrote:Not all good teachers are passionate, but all passionate teachers are good.


Passion is what makes the teacher different, that makes the teacher take that extra mile, do that bit more research, all to help his students. Well said, Beautyful Minds!

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Re: What Makes A Teacher Extraordinary?

Post by joannelim1975 » Wed May 28, 2014 10:18 am

i think one who thinks and knows the child, able to customized learning according to the child's strength and weakness is important? most importantly, interesting lessons that child is self-motivated.

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Re: What Makes A Teacher Extraordinary?

Post by FindHomeTuition » Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:35 pm

Good tutors are incredibly hard to find, and as a school teacher, a parent or even a tutor, most people are tutors in various forms.

Most parents come to use seeking the best private tutors for their DS/DD however, sometimes due to different criteria use, good teachers are not considered to be good tutors by parents.

Example of such criteria:
1. Local University graduate (to debunk this myth, it is not to say education background is not important, but if there are other attributes more telling of someone's teaching skill, those attribute should be used instead)
2. Scored an A for the subject (although an important attribute, one must note that if a tutor has not scores an A for the subject but has helped his/her tutees attain an A for the subject, it is also important)

More criteras to be evaluated by parents.
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Re: What Makes A Teacher Extraordinary?

Post by CarolW » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:04 pm

Passionate and patience, those are the two characteristics that we look for our child's teacher. Teachers may come from prestige schools and might earn the highest degree with Latin honors but it does not give an assurance to parents that they are compassionate with their chosen profession. I have noticed that most of the passionate and patient teachers are sons or daughters of retired teachers. I think these skills might have been passed on to them from the examples they have learned from their parents.

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Re: What Makes A Teacher Extraordinary?

Post by mrs_see » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:13 pm

CarolW wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:04 pm
Passionate and patience, those are the two characteristics that we look for our child's teacher. Teachers may come from prestige schools and might earn the highest degree with Latin honors but it does not give an assurance to parents that they are compassionate with their chosen profession. I have noticed that most of the passionate and patient teachers are sons or daughters of retired teachers. I think these skills might have been passed on to them from the examples they have learned from their parents.
You are right. Teaching without passion and patience means a failure to educate a child. I have met several teachers in my life and I am glad that most of them were compassionate to slow learners like me. It is hard to deal with students struggling with their studies and I am lucky that I have met teachers who never give up on me. I wish my children would also meet teacher like I had when I was still a student.


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