Qualities of Effective Teachers

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Section II

Teacher Responsibilities
and Teacher Behaviors
The positive and negative behaviors exhibited by teachers determine to a great extent their effectiveness in the classroom and, ultimately, the impact they have on student achievement. Several specific characteristics of teacher responsibilities and teacher behaviors that contribute directly to effective teaching are listed for each of the following categories:
The teacher as a person
Classroom management and organization
Planning and organizing for instruction
Implementing instruction
Monitoring student progress and potential

Red flags signaling ineffective teaching are presented at the end of each section. Both positive and negative characteristics are based on a plethora of research-based studies that address the concept of improving the educational system for both students and teachers. These qualities are general for any content area or grade level. Subject-specific qualities presented for the four content areas typically found in all schools include English, history and social studies, mathematics, and science. These lists are provided as a vehicle to promote teacher effectiveness.

The Teacher as a Person

Teachers are the representatives of both their content areas and their schools. How teachers present themselves makes an impression on administrators,


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