What makes a good teacher great?
I would like to thank Dr. Kinley for inspiring the young youth like me to these teaching learning processes. Here are few things that I learned from the PD programme. Comparing the diamond with teachers were extremely great. I admired the way you made us understand the way we think. We teach the young youths and we learn from them too.
A GREAT TEACHER is:- Kind. Patient, Punctual, Cooperative, Approachable, Good, Honest and frank, Urge to learn, Carries positive attitudes, Willing to help students, Has a good communication skills, Show interest and dedication in teaching, Uses different methods of teaching, Is understanding, Humble and gentle, Knows every students individually, Has a good sense of humour, Respect students views, Good advisor, Hardworking, Role model, Passionate, Not biased, A guide.
He compared the teachers with the diamond. If you have a quality of diamond, nothing can break you. You can shine like a diamond which all the people desire to have it. Toughest and you are the GEM.
What is the sense of humour?
In Indian serials, the size of the bindi determines how evil is that women. I remembered watching Indian serial and comparing the bindi lady with another lady. I would take few days to differentiate them and identify what roles each has.
What does a teacher with ‘sense of humour’ do?
Amusements, laughter, hilariousness, fun, delight, enjoyment, merriment, triggers smile, pleasure, cheers up, gratification.
What does humour do in the classroom?
Reduces anxiety (Freud 1928, Spencer 1960), contribute to dearer thinking (Cousin 1979), foster cognitive development (Walker and Good Son 1971), increases attention and interest in a topic (Gruner 1970s, Markiewicz 1974), motivate, reduce dullness and encourage discussion (Gibb 1964), increase creative thinking in adolescents (Ziv 1976), create a positive classroom, environment, help in the management of undesireable behavior.
Forms part of the teachers personal charisma, effective ice-breaker, relaxes students and make hook the students to subject and teachers.
How humour affects learning? Humour and the learning brain.
Humour is father of creative thinking. Humour is most significant dimension of human brain_ De Bondo