Research has shown that simple personality traits such as extroversion or introversion do not make a great teacher, however, the best teachers possess a specialized body of knowledge and often do the following things:
1)?? ANALYZE STUDENT ERRORS: Great teachers analyze why students are arriving at the wrong answers so they can target problem areas and design useful mini lessons, especially in math. S
2)?? POSITIVE REDIRECTION: The best teachers respond to misbehavior by encouraging the specific desired behavior. For example instead of saying ?Please be quiet or no talking,? good teachers would say, ?We are following along in our books.?
3)?? ENCOURAGE DEEPER THINKING: Great teachers use a variety of questioning techniques. They might say ?Why is the area 17? instead of ?Find the area.?
4)?? COLD CALL: Great teachers call on all students rather than just those that raise their hand and use ?wait time? to give students time to think and respond before calling on another student.
5)?? MODELING: Great teachers model and do not expect their students to be mind readers. They model reading comprehension strategies so students can actually see and hear the thinking involved.