Characteristics of Good Teaching

This article describes about the characteristics of good teaching skills. Check to know what are the essential requirements to become a good teacher.

Characteristics of Good Teaching

The main characteristics of good teaching are as following:
1. It gives desirable information.
2. It creates self-motivation for learning.
3. Effective planning is essential for good teaching.
4. The students remain active in good teaching.
5. It focuses on selected information.
6. It is based on democratic ideals.
7. It is sympathetic and full of pity.
8. It is directional in nature.
9. It is based on the co-operation of teacher and students.
10. It is based on previous knowledge of teacher.
11. It is progressive.
12. It includes all sorts of teachers' performances and teaching methods.
13. It produces emotional stability.
14. It attempts to adjust the students with the environment.
15. It is diagnostic and therapeutic in nature.
16. It is the best medium for preparing the next generation for the changing world order.
17. It enhances the potentialities of the students.
18. The teacher works as a philosopher, friend and a direction.
19. The teacher's class room behavior includes both direct and indirect behavior.
20. It reflects harmony between teacher and the students.

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Guest Author: Ramachandran Pattabi29 Jun 2010

As per the meaning of a guru in sanskrit, one who removes the darkness of mind(knowledge) in a student. Gu means darkness Ru means remover.
A Good teacher is one who teaches his disciples whatever he knows.

Guest Author: Radha Muralidhar05 Jul 2010


Teachers not only impart knowledge but also discipline the students.Students spend most of their day in schools and colleges and teachers are the one who they interact with most of the time.

A teacher should create interest in the minds of the students for the subject they teach. For example: if a student hates math, the teacher should try to explain the theory in a very simple manner and create interest in the subject.

Further, in this hi-tech world , knowledge achieved from the text book is not sufficient. The students are well-informed as they continuously surf on the net and get loads of information.

I would say teachers of this generation should be tech savvy .
It is very difficult to handle the high school and college students as they are very sensitive and some times rigid.

Therefore, a teacher should have loads and loads of patience to deal with the students of this hi-tech era.

Guest Author: Sivanesan06 Feb 2015

My appreciation to the author who tried the best to bring in good qualities required for the best teacher. But what I feel that not all teachers are successful in their field or job. In this regard I want to highlight the efforts put in by the mother teachers of Kinder Garten section. Those mother teachers have to spend their precious time with those children who are fresh from the their mother lap and being with them and make them understand things takes great time and hard work. Good mother teachers will make best students in future and thus those students who pick up in initial classes shall remain top, thanks to the effort of mother teacher.

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