Teacher Efficiency and CLassroom

I had an interesting workshop on August 25, 2023 at St. Lawrence High School, Santacruz West on Teacher effectiveness. All of us have a favourite teacher who has influenced us to be what we are.

Teacher effectiveness is distinct from teacher qualifications. It deals with

  • Commitment to improved learning for all students.
  • Use of evidence to demonstrate that students in their class have learned.
  • Make measurable improvements in student learning.
  • Contribute to boosting overall student performance at their school.

This Teacher as a Person will exhibit the following characteristics: 

  • Active listening
  • Body language
  • Sense of humour – to liven up the mood
  • Technical skills – Technology is here to stay. Judicious use of technology is essential.
  • Caring
  • Fairness & Respect
  • Attitude
  • Reflective Practice

According to this teacher, Engaged Time + High Success Rate = Academic Learning Time.

The effectiveness would be enhanced when the right techniques are used along with the right teaching aid.  RAFT and JigSaw techniques were introduced along with several Graphic organisers. The think-pair and share method was also demonstrated.

Here are a few testimonials.

Published by Dr. Pramila Kudva

I am a teacher educator currently worrking as a Principal of a reputed school in North Mumbai, have more than 30 years of experience, with several publications to my credit and have authored a book -"From chalk to Talk The Art of Teaching.

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