Tuesday, May 21, 2013

DEFINITION ESSAY: THE QUALITIES OF A GOOD TEACHER



Which of the thesis statements below would be most appropriate for a descriptive essay with the above title?
1.       A good teacher has certain professional qualities and certain personality traits that set him apart from other people.
2.       A good teacher must have certain professional qualities and certain personality traits to be able to do a good job.
3.       A good teacher has certain professional qualities but these are of little use without certain personality traits.
4.       There are numerous reasons why a teacher needs to have certain professional qualities and certain personality traits
Now look at the points listed below and decide how you would organize them according to the thesis statement you have selected. Would any of the points be out of place?

Tolerance, training in educational psychology, patience, a background in teacher training, good people skills, command of the subject, a clear speaking voice, communicative skills, classroom presence.

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