As a student and prospective teacher I believe that a good and effective social studies teacher possesses essential qualities such as; command over subject area, strong control over classroom, a positive attitude and being a good evaluator. “Having command over the subject area does not mean the teacher should be an authoritarian to his/her students”.
According to Harmer (2007: 24) there is not an ideal personality, but that has to do with teachers’ attitude and reactions towards events that occur during the lesson. So, the best point to consider in teachers’ personality would be demonstrating a positive attitude and their responses while taking decisions during the class, that is what students see at that moment. From their adaptability, we can take into consideration two points while describing good teachers which are, as Harmer (2007:25) discusses, the flexibility and the ability to take advantage of every single event to their favor so that help to succeed. Harmer also agrees that good teachers have to encourage motivation and respect the learner, because creating a good relationship in the class is a proof of upright rapport in the lesson. Scrivener (2005: 24) agrees that good teachers have to create an atmosphere where the empathy and the authenticity are effective to complement the rapport in a lesson.
Classroom Rules (relationship with others and self) According to Hook and Vass (2002), it is important to have a clear, positive and fair set of classroom rules. This is because it is easy for everyone to follow and remember. It is argued that the students should be involved when deciding the classroom rules. Once the pupils are an active part of the process, they subsequently become responsible behaved. It also becomes motivating to behave yourself when you are aware of your boundaries.
Assessment must promote learning rather than solely measuring it. The teacher as well as the students should constantly be learning and developing. In this case the teacher will not regress, and can be more productive and helpful for his or her students. Teacher should acquire knowledge and skills which will enable students to succeed in a well-rounded education and to meet the challenging State academic standards. Teacher should learn and develop in an area which he or she is aligned with, and directly related to, consistent with the academic goals of the school or local educational agency.
Education system now demands more of student interaction rather than just listening to the instructor. Hence classroom interaction is very essential in today’s education system. Classroom is a place of the interaction’s process which happens between teacher and students, and also between students and students. It must be effective and polite. Teacher-student relationships are enhanced by teaching respect, which grows from the root of politeness; “please,” “thank you,” and “excuse me” go a long way toward establishing a respectful classroom climate.
One of the main purposes of classroom management strategies is to develop the pro-social behavior and increase the academic engagement of the students (Everston and Weinstein, 2006). Effective classroom management principles generally work across with the majority of all subject areas and grade levels (Brophy, 2006). The effectiveness of teachers teaching quality and students learning are determined by the effective classroom management. Effective teachers provide a sound, supportive and friendly environment inside the classrooms where students’ security, safety and welfare are the main concern. According to a 2006 survey of pre-K through grade 12 teachers conducted by
He added that teachers who are effective need the means to be determined, original and inventive on teaching strategies as well as well-organized and well-planned when in risk of failure. This is continued to be supported by Paolini (as cited in The Journal of Effective Teaching, 2015) who implied that effective teachers are most likely to adopt positive relationships with students inside and also outside the classroom plus provide them with appropriate feedback and support collaborative group work. In addition to this, they work towards helping students to develop into autonomous learners who are capable of critical and creative thinking. On the
and tend to not be disruptive to their peers. CMCD is to promote responsibility between the teachers and the students regarding the students’ learning (Freiberg et al., 2008). Consistency management refers to how the classroom teacher chooses to set up the environment within the classroom. This includes passing out papers, seating arrangements, personal space usage, taking attendance, and creating a positive environment for students to learn. Cooperative Discipline refers to letting the students take ownership.
I believe cooperative learning is vital in the classroom: social skills improve, studies show memorization improves, new ideas are presented, and the students, for the most part, enjoy cooperative learning. Also, cooperative group work allows the students to build relationships between on another; this can lead to a more successful learning experience. Cooperative learning is also beneficial because it allows students from different academic rankings to intermingle. Students who have a better grasp of the material can help those who are struggling. Therefore, allowing cooperative learning in the classroom helps the learning experience of students in multiple
Teachers who foster positive teacher-student relationships with their students are able to create bias-free classroom environments that is safer and more conducive for learning, meeting students’ developmental, emotional and academic needs. This positive relationship between the students and the teacher is very important, often formed when teachers have regard and respect for the students, students will reciprocate the kind gesture. Positive relationships can help to shape the identity of the students and influence them to make the right choices. Usage of classroom management strategies can also promote moral development and encourage students to respect perspectives of others. The use of consideration approach to teach CCE allows students to develop empathy and care for others by putting themselves in someone else’s shoes and think in another person’s perspective in order to have a clearer view through the understanding of the thoughts and feelings of that