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Good teaching
« on: June 16, 2009, 05:39:06 PM »
Teaching is a great art. Not all can become good teachers. A good teacher might be a scholar or a good student but a scholar or a good student might not always be a good teacher. A professor from Cambridge University remarked, "A good teacher should have the following qualities. First, he or she must know the material that he or she is teaching very well. Second, he or she should be able to explain his or her knowledge. Third, he or she must be patient and understanding. Last, he or she must be able to make the subject matter interesting to the students." Dr. Serajul Islam Choudhury, a veteran professor of English from the University of Dhaka said, learning is a life-long process and there is no real ending to it till the last moment. Ideally, teachers should be given pre-entrance as well as in-service training. Also, a teacher need not be bureaucratic; on the contrary he/she should try, if necessary deliberately, to be democratic in attitude as well as in practice. The learner deserves to be treated as a subject rather than an object, and needs encouragement, too. To mark out the errors is not enough, it is even more necessary to appreciate the positive qualities in a student's work.
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Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.

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Re: Good teaching
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2009, 11:22:35 AM »
That's all Sir???? It is Ok that a teacher should be knowledgeable, should have the skill to deliver the lectures and have the interest to update himself / herself time to time. If one has the above qualities, but does not have ethics and morality, and does not know the code of conduct of any academic institution where he / she is involved, should you consider him / her as a good teacher?   

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Re: Good teaching
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2009, 12:50:41 PM »
I agree with Mr. Iftekhar. Those qualities are also needed to be a good teacher. I guess Mr. Shibli has specified the definition along with the silent precondition of those qualities.

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Re: Good teaching
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2009, 01:59:17 PM »
It's a marathon writing. Please don't comment until and unless i finish up.

To be a good teacher you need some of the gifts of the good actors; you must be able to hold the attention and interest of your audience, you must be a clear speaker with a good, strong, pleasing voice which is fully under your control, and you must be able to act with what you are teaching in order to make its meaning clear.

Watch good teachers, and you will see that they do not sit motionless before their class; they walk about, using their arms, hands and fingers to help them in their explanations, and their face to express their feelings.

The fact that good teachers have some gifts of good actors does not mean that they will indeed be able to act well on the stage. There are very important differences between the teacher’s work and the actor’s. The actor has to speak words which s/he has learnt by heart; s/he has to repeat exactly the same words each time s/he plays a certain part; even his/her movements are usually fixed before.

The good teacher works in quite a different way. His audiences take an active part in his/her play; they ask and answer questions, they obey orders and if they do not understand something, they say so. The teacher, therefore, has to suit his/her act to the needs of his/her audiences, which is his/her class. He cannot learn his part by heart, but must invent it as s/he goes along.   

Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.

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Re: Good teaching
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2013, 02:36:48 PM »
good teaching fullfils so many criteria.

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Re: Good teaching
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2014, 02:05:40 PM »
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires._Ward (2001)
Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.

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Re: Good teaching
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2014, 02:49:32 PM »
nice sharing indeed.... :)

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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2014, 05:21:18 PM »
Thanks for your valuable writing...
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Re: Good teaching
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2014, 12:36:26 PM »
If students don’t learn the way teachers teach,
Why teachers do not teach students the way students learn
Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.

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Re: Good teaching
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2014, 12:24:08 PM »
Effective sharing

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« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2014, 07:53:42 PM »
thanks for sharing............
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« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2014, 04:57:37 PM »
exactly..........
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Re: Good teaching
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2014, 03:02:48 PM »
Teaching is not about delivering lectures only. It is about making your students speak. (To be continued) 
Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.

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Re: Good teaching
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2014, 08:11:13 PM »
Don't give your students fish
Teach them how to fish
Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.

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« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2015, 01:52:41 PM »
Good teaching is not about talking only, it's more about interacting with your students.
Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.