Good Teachers Are Made, Not Born

Effective teachers  are made over time, through education, perseverance, practice and guidance, writes Seattle Education Association President Jonathan Knapp. “Newly minted teachers may be shiny and bright, but teachers with experience connect with students. They are the coin of the realm for student achievement. It takes time to get from here to there.” Source: Seattle Times

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  • Dr Ken Alston

    The topic “Good teachers are made, not born” is frankly not an either/or situation. Clearly every teacher can benefit from professional development. No one enters the profession as “fully trained”. However, there certainly are those for whom teaching comes far more easily… call it born to teach, call it excellent human relations, call it personality but there is something special in certain people that enable them to relate naturally to pupils/students and from day one be successful teachers. But perhaps the issue worth further debate is what defines a really good teacher.

  • http://facechating.webs.com DJ DON TORO G

    teachers born with their teaching talents or can they learn to become more effective? What’s the difference between “good” and “great” teachers? Recent research into the development of “greatness” in many fields strongly supports the idea that in-born talent is not the determining factor in high levels of performance (Shenk, 2010, Colvin, 2008, Gladwell, 2008).

  • http://facechating.webs.com DJ DON TORO G

    SOME people think that good teachers are born; educators know that good teachers are made. They are made over time, through education, perseverance, practice and guidance. Newly minted teachers may be shiny and bright, but teachers with experience connect with students. They are the coin of the realm for student achievement.

  • http://johnalagi@gmail.com Ogbu J.A

    Good/effective teacher are made not born, when someone has been given birth to, the brain was empty ontill another has to installed knowlege into his before he learn to become a teacher. So an effective teacher are made over time through educational training.

  • http://johnalagi@gmail.com Ogbu J.A

    Good/effective are made not born. When a baby has been given birth to, the brain was empty, he could not deffertiate good from bad ontill another has to install knowledge into his before he learn to become a teacher. So teacher are often made over time through educational training.

  • Berug, S.J.

    Good/effective teacher is made. Actually, all person knows how to teach, an example of that are our parents who are our first teachers, but the talent to really teach as to being a teacher needs practice, necessary qualifications, proper training and education so that as a teacher you will impart great knowledge and wisdom to your students inspired by the experiences that you have encounter in your life. Being a good/effective teacher is developed, it is not innate.