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Good teaching
« on: June 16, 2009, 05:40:38 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.
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 20, 2009, 01:08:43 PM »

Three. Good teaching is about listening, questioning, being responsive, and remembering that each student and class is different. It's about eliciting responses and developing the oral communication skills of the quiet students. It's about pushing students to excel; at the same time, it's about being human, respecting others, and being professional at all times. (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 #2 on: June 21, 2009, 02:55:58 PM »

Four. Good teaching is about not always having a fixed agenda and being rigid, but being flexible, fluid, experimenting, and having the confidence to react and adjust to changing circumstances. It's about getting only 10 percent of what you wanted to do in a class done and still feeling good. It's about deviating from the course syllabus or lecture schedule easily when there is more and better learning elsewhere. Good teaching is about the creative balance between being an authoritarian dictator on the one hand and a pushover on the other.

(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 #3 on: June 23, 2009, 12:41:45 PM »
Five. Good teaching is also about style. Should good teaching be entertaining? You bet! Does this mean that it lacks in substance? Not a chance! Effective teaching is not about being locked with both hands glued to a podium or having your eyes fixated on a slide projector while you drone on. Good teachers work the room and every student in it. They realize that they are the conductors and the class is the orchestra. All students play different instruments and at varying proficiencies.
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: June 23, 2009, 06:36:48 PM »
Seven. Good teaching is about caring, nurturing, and developing minds and talents. It's about devoting time, often invisible, to every student. It's also about the thankless hours of grading, designing or redesigning courses, and preparing materials to still further enhance instruction.
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 #5 on: June 23, 2009, 06:37:17 PM »
Eight. Good teaching is supported by strong and visionary leadership, and very tangible institutional support -- resources, personnel, and funds. Good teaching is continually reinforced by an overarching vision that transcends the entire organization -- from full professors to part-time instructors -- and is reflected in what is said, but more importantly by what is done.
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: June 24, 2009, 02:25:57 PM »

Nine. Good teaching is about mentoring between senior and junior faculty, teamwork, and being recognized and promoted by one's peers. Effective teaching should also be rewarded, and poor teaching needs to be remediated through training and development programs. (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 #7 on: February 18, 2016, 03:47:54 PM »
Education should be filled with joy, creativity, and wonder; Not pain, stress and intimidation.
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.