- licensed professional who possesses dignity and reputation with high moral values as well as technical and professional competence; He/she adheres to observes, and practices a set of ethical and moral principle, standards and values” – (Code of Ethics of Professional Teacher, 1997)
- one who went through 4 to 5 years’ period of rigorous academic preparation in teaching and one who is given a license to teach by the Board for Professional Teachers of the Professional Regulation Commission after passing Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET)
T – Teach the knowledge, skills, and values envisioned for the Filipino citizenry.
E – Encourage every individual to develop his potentials not for himself only but for others.
A – Achieve personal significance in the challenges of the profession.
C – Care for the individual learner by communicating acceptance, reflect, and trust.
H – Help the learners learn the skill for living, learning and loving.
E – Explore the benefits of new information, new technology, and new ideas to enhance effectiveness as a teacher.
R – Reflect every now and then to be able to think clearly and act responsibly on the tasks and the context of your situation.
- Mastery of the subject matter.
• first essential requisite of teaching
• teacher must have a through group of the subject he teaches
- Understanding the learner.
• essential requisite of effective teaching is knowledge of the nature of the children
• teacher should be aware of the different levels of intellectual and emotional maturity of the children
• important to know their interest, backgrounds, and previous experiences which is in effect can be used in motivating the learners
- Understanding the principles and methods of teaching and skill in the use of strategies and techniques for proper implementation.
• teacher should be able to promote learning effectively by knowing what to teach (subject matter), how to teach (method) and the skill appropriate for effective teaching
- General understanding of other branches/field of knowledge.
• teacher should possess a general knowledge and understanding of other fields or branches of knowledge
- Understanding and taking pride of teaching as a profession.
• must understand his task and the corresponding responsibility
• teacher’s success will depend to a great extent on his attitude and positive outlook towards his job
- Passion – Passion in teaching is a compelling force that emerges from one’s inborn love for children, passion not die or diminish.
- Humor – Humor stands for anything funny, which elicits a smile, laughter or amusing reaction.
- Values and Attitude – Teachers are models of values. Values connote standards, code of ethics and strong beliefs.
• Fairness and impartiality in treating students eliminate discrimination. Teacher must be unbiased and objective in judging their work and performance.
• Sincerity and honesty are values exhibited in words & actions.
• Professionalism is highly treasured in the teaching in the teaching profession.
- Patience – In teaching, patience refers to a teacher’s uncomplaining nature, self-control and persistence. Patient teachers can forego momentous, frustrations & disappointments.
- Enthusiasm – Enthusiastic teachers are full of energy and dynamism. Their passion and love for children are easily felt and not long after their lively presence in the classrooms.
The effective teacher
- Attitude toward teaching as profession.
– It is ideal that teachers really love teaching and look at it with a sense of pride and mission.
– A positive attitude toward one’s work makes a difficult job lighter.
- Attitude towards Learners/People
– Teaching is an interactive process. It involves relating with another person. The teacher leads in this interpersonal interaction. She understands the basic human needs.
- Attitude towards Change
– Teaching is meaningful and challenging because it offers an opportunity for teachers to enhance their critical and creative thinking. It gives teachers a sense of self-esteem in being able to perform their tasks effectively and efficiently.
Responsibilities of a Teacher
- Preparing Lesson plans, teaching classes and evaluating student progress
- Encouraging Students and acting as a teacher-advisors for students
- Maintaining Discipline in the classroom
- Running extracurricular sports, clubs and activities (voluntary)
- Communicating with parents about students’ progress
Roles of a Teacher
- Classroom Manager
- Behavioral Counselor
- Academic Coach, Mentor, Guide and Instructor
Job of a Teacher
- Direct Instruction
- Facilitation of Understanding
- Coaching of Performance