Moses Professor of English at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. " lists 10 qualities Beidler believes are vital to success in the teaching profession.
Most important, says Beidler, is the desire to be a good teacher -- one who succeeds in every aspect of teaching, just as teachers recognize students who really try to be good students, Students also recognize teachers who really want to be good teachers. One of the former professors at our institution was known to the students as "Dr.
Simply using the latest techniques, however, does not assure excellent teaching or enhanced learning. That's the question the Carnegie Foundation asks annually.
A teacher who means well but does not understand the totality of the learning process can use all the new techniques in the world and still be mediocre. Every year, the Carnegie Foundation identifies a few college professors who are considered the best in their disciplines.
Good teachers, like good parents, know their students' problems, insecurities and potential.
Sixth, successful teachers give their students confidence.Two of the essays -- one by an English professor and the other by a professor of nursing -- have special meaning for radiologic science educators.Qualities of Good Teachers Peter Beidler is the Lucy G.A teacher who models his or her teaching style on the characteristics valued by students will be a successful educator.The Four `Cs' of Good Teaching Sally Phillips is a professor of nursing at the University of Colorado Health Science Center.The good teacher stays aware of trends and uses this information to modify motivational techniques.According to Beidler, good teachers "try to understand what makes students tick these days, and then they build on that knowledge to make them tock." At first reading, the ninth and 10th qualities of good teaching seem to contradict each other.Beidler believes strongly that the best teachers are those who listen to what their students say about good teaching in general rather than about any one particular teacher.For example, in surveys, students almost universally state that the best teachers are those who are available, accessible, approachable and, most importantly, are excited about what they teach.He didn't assign a textbook for a writing class, instead asking the students to write their own textbook on writing.His students recognized the risk he was taking and worked hard to assure that both they and he succeeded.