The effective teacher in 2010 and beyond has profound knowledge of learning and teaching theories, is reflective and committed to lifelong learning. The effective teacher's aim is to model and teach students to be creative, flexible, open-minded, reflective, metacognitive, confident and to have self-efficacy.
New technologies are a major component of the effective teachers pedagogies and influence the learning activities and classroom environment. The effective teacher uses assessment to improve learning, provides a warm welcoming and orderly classroom and respects the individuality of every student.
This is the type of teacher we want to be.
This blog has detailed the foundation of knowledge required to be an effective teacher in today's environment, and with experience and reflection the effective teacher will continue to grow and develop this knowledge.
And here is one last CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING!