Quality Teachers

Quality Teachers
Quality teachers have numerous characteristics. For example,
Kambutu (2009) argued that quality teachers have attitudes that foster
learning. Although there are various attitudes that increase students’
learning, J. Kambutu (personal communication, January 29, 2009), felt
that learners are likely to learn well and succeed when teachers are
warm, empathetic, sensitive and enthusiastic. Indeed, Arends (2007, p.
19) concluded that these characteristics allow classroom teachers to
develop “authentic human relationships with their students.” The ability
to develop human relationships is critical to quality teaching. When
educators are unable or unwilling to establish positive human
relationships, students’ learning is impacted negatively (Karp, 2008).
Meanwhile, to facilitate quality learning, educator must exhibit
additional characteristics.
Arends, R.I. (2007). Learning to teach (7th ed.). New York, NY:
The McGraw-Hill.
Kambutu, J. (2009). Qualities of effective teachers. Retrieved January
29, 2009, from
Karp, S. (2008). Which of the above? The ’08 election: another high
stakes standardized test. Rethinking School, 23 (11), 27-31.