Qualities of a Good Teacher
July 27, 2022 | Heguru Method @ HarbourFront and Choa Chu Kang
Teaching is a profession that has the ability to change lives and inspire. That is why a good teacher can make a world of a difference in a student's life, impacting their classroom learning and playing a crucial role in shaping the future generation. As such, every parent will naturally want to ensure that their children are under the care of one. But what really makes a good teacher? Heguru Singapore are the experts of early childhood education, and in this article, we look at some of the characteristics and qualities that make for a fine educator. Read on to learn more!
Patience is one of the most important skills to practice as a teacher. Teachers who are patient take the time to go through difficult concepts with students, which is especially needed for right brain training since lessons are catered more towards younger children. Additionally, patient teachers understand that students learn at different speeds and will each have their own unique set of challenges. Patience in a teacher will be key to helping students overcome these challenges and instilling a sense of confidence.
Another quality every teacher should have is a love for teaching; passion for teaching involves the ability to impart knowledge while inspiring enthusiasm and an interest in learning. A teacher who does not enjoy his or her job on the other hand, will find it hard to be an effective teacher. Teaching can sometimes be a challenging role with the responsibilities it comes with, but those obstacles can be overcome with passion, drive, and enthusiasm for the job.
Great teachers must have expert knowledge of the subject they are teaching with credible training and qualifications. While this may seem obvious, it is an aspect that can sometimes be overlooked. Having a thorough and deep understanding of the subject taught will in turn help students to learn better. Our teachers at Heguru Singapore have undergone rigorous and intensive certification in right brain training at the headquarters of Heguru Japan. Personally coached by Heguru founders Mrs Ruiko Henmi and Mr Hirotada Henmi, this ensures the original Heguru programmes can be effectively delivered to your child.
A teacher can be knowledgeable and prepared, but still ineffective in their teaching because of an inability to deal with misbehaviour in the classroom. Classroom management encompasses the strategies a teacher uses to organise students, learning materials, and use of the classroom, maximising the efficiency of teaching and learning. This allows students to enjoy a structured environment with an emphasis on an atmosphere that is conducive to learning.
Teachers who are empathetic are able to understand what their students are going through. Some students may encounter struggles in their learning, and it makes all the difference to have an empathetic teacher guide them on their learning journey. Empathetic teachers are also able to show encouragement and support to their students, displaying sensitivity and thoughtfulness that help to develop the students' emotional well-being.
Being taught by a great teacher will result in better outcomes for students and a more enjoyable classroom experience. Our teachers at Heguru Singapore consist of the best educators who understand the importance of right brain training for your child. Reach out to us at our HarbourFront or Choa Chu Kang outlets to find out more!