Writings of Master Teachers say: Passionate High expectations Humorous Knowledgeable Models critical thinking Promotes cooperation Uses active learning methods Uses common sense Uses interdisciplinary approach Flexible Genuine Good listener Trusting Respectful Stress life-long learning Strong speaking skills Strong work ethic Thoughtful 22 Approachable Creative Current in field Establishes rapport
Credentials of Award Winning Teachers say: 14 High standards for students Humanistic Intelligent Knowledgeable Popular among students Scholarly Strong communication skills Strong work ethic Write about their fields Commitment to field Concern for students Creative Enthusiastic Good classroom teacher
Student Evaluations say: Caring Clear Comprehensive Enthusiastic Fair Stimulating Understanding Warm Well organized Well prepared
Quality vs. Behavior Can you teach a quality like…
What behaviors indicate a quality? Quality: Sense of Humor Behavior: Tells funny stories or makes witty remarks in class. Quality: Enthusiasm about Teaching Behavior: Smiles during class, prepares interesting class activities, uses gestures and expressions of emotion to emphasize important points. Quality: Respectful Behavior: Does not humiliate or embarrass students, is polite (thank you, please), does not interrupt, does not talk down to students.