Appendix 5: “Characteristics of a Good Educator”
The professional educator uses teaching and learning strategies that reflect each student’s culture, learning styles, special needs, and socioeconomic background.
The professional educator uses assessment strategies (traditional and alternative) to assist the continuous development of the learner.
The professional educator plans, implements, and evaluates effective instruction in a variety of learning environments.
Human Development and Learning
The professional educator uses an understanding of learning and human development to provide a positive learning environment that supports the intellectual, personal, and social development of all students.
The professional educator creates and maintains positive learning environments in which students are actively engaged in learning, social interaction, cooperative learning, and self-motivation.
The professional educator uses effective communication techniques with students and all other stakeholders.
The professional educator uses appropriate techniques and strategies that promote and enhance the critical, creative, and evaluative thinking capabilities of students.
The professional educator uses appropriate technology in teaching and learning processes.
Role of the Teacher
The professional educator works with various education professionals, parents, and other stakeholders in the continuous improvement of the educational experiences of students.
The professional educator engages in continuous professional quality improvement for self and school.
Knowledge and Understanding
The professional educator demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the subject matter.
Ethics and Principles