ERIC Number: ED509938
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May-24
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12 Characteristics of an Effective Teacher
Walker, Robert J.
Have you ever wondered what character traits you need in order to be an effective teacher? This article discusses the findings from a 15-year research study of what in-service and preservice teachers have determined are the 12 characteristics of an effective teacher. Over his collegiate teaching career, the researcher has engaged college students in discussions and writing assignments pertaining to the outstanding characteristics of their most effective teacher. Effective was defined as that teacher who made the most significant impact on their lives. Students identified similar qualities among highly effective teachers. Based on those recurring themes, the researcher has concluded that there are at least 12 clear characteristics of being an effective teacher. These 12 characteristics consistently affect students in positive ways.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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