ERIC Number: ED228162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep-22
Effective Teacher Behaviors as an Avenue to Enhance the Self-Esteem of Teachers.
Munroe, Mary Jeanne
A discussion of how teachers perceive students and interact with them points out that one characteristic of an effective teacher is a high level of interactive skills. Selected teacher behaviors which enhance the quality of teacher-student contacts are discussed. It is emphasized that modeling desirable behavior is a primary responsibility for teachers at all levels, since this provides a basis for establishing a classroom climate of courtesy and trust. Within this framework, other teacher behaviors are considered, such as the critical skills of constructive questioning and creative listening. While these behaviors are essential, particularly in dealing with low achieving students, others are described as equally important. Consideration is given to the effective use of time and clarity of teacher presentation. Also identified as supportive teacher behaviors are immediate feedback and encouragement and modeling empathetic understanding. Consistency in these behaviors, regardless of the ability levels of the students, is identified as a hallmark of effective teaching. (JD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at an Inservice held at Cholla High School (Tucson, AZ, September 22, 1982).