“The competent, conscientious teacher is the vital spark in education” as many would agree with.
As one reflects on one’s own education, one can differentiate between the good teachers and the bad. For some it might have been the candy a teacher handed out, or the kind, patient characteristics that the teacher brought to the classroom.
He should have sound principle of life as his ideas and conduct will affect the children profoundly.
(3) Emotionally Stable: The teacher must be emotionally stable.
He must be free from complexes, worries and frustration.
An emotionally unstable teacher cannot do justice to his work.Evaluation will point out weakness in teaching and learning process and the teacher can adopt suitable remedial measures.The teacher has to conduct house tests and report the progress of pupils to parents and the headmaster.His sense of humour will help him to overcome very serious situations, which can be sometimes laughed away.(6) Social Traits: The teacher should be sociable in nature.Policies of promotion have to be chalked out in the light of evaluation.The teacher has to maintain record of pupil’s achievement in different subjects and activities.That is why minimum qualifications are laid down for the appointment of teachers in schools. Knowledge of the subject matter is not sufficient to be a good teacher. He must have some pre-service training, so that he is conversant with things and outcomes of teaching.For primary school, the teachers should be at least matriculate. In addition to knowledge of his subject, he should have sufficient general knowledge. While in service, he should attend short-term refresher courses, workshops, seminars and educational conferences so that he goes on adding to this professional efficiency.He has to make seating arrangements, distribute equipment’s and keep it neat and clean. The teacher has to supervise a number of tasks and activities.He has to organize instructional works dividing the syllabus into units, classification of students, construction of time-table and co-curricular activities are also to be organised. He is required to supervise attendance of pupils, their daily work, home work, their work habits and behaviour.