Academic journal article NACTA Journal

Improving Your Effectiveness as a Teacher

Academic journal article NACTA Journal

Improving Your Effectiveness as a Teacher

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Improving Your Effectiveness as a Teacher

Benjamin G. Swan, Jamie Cano, and M. Susie Whittington

208 Agricultural Administration Building

The Ohio State University

2120 Fyffe Road

Columbus, OH 43210

Email: swan.342@osu.edu

Agriculture professors are charged with providing high quality education. A professor's teaching effectiveness is most often measured through course grade averages, peer reviews, and student evaluation. Are there other measurements of teaching effectiveness? Furthermore, how are professors to improve their effectiveness if they do not know what constitutes effective teaching? Once a professor accepts that there are mechanisms for more effective teaching, it is expected that more effective teaching would follow.

Five variables of teaching effectiveness have been identified, which are measurable and consciously doable. The teaching effectiveness variables include clarity, variability, enthusiasm, businesslike behavior/task orientation, and opportunities for learners to learn criterion material. What follows are behaviors, which may be implemented by any professor who consciously is motivated to improve teaching and learning.

Clarity involves cognitive clearness of a professor's presentation. …

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