January 04, 2011

Maths topics (phase 2) – Attributes of a Mathematics Teacher

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/wie/teaching/pgce/secondary/subjects/maths/topics/attributes/

4th January 09:30-12:30

In this session we looked at the qualities that can make up a good Mathematics teacher. We came up with the following list. A good teacher,

  • is enthusiastic and exciting
  • is patient: allows time to think!
  • is organised, with good time management
  • reflects on their practice
  • communicates clearly and effectively
  • has high expectations
  • builds constructive relationships
  • makes good use of continual assessment.
A good maths teacher,
  • is highly numerate,
  • allows time to practice,
  • breaks concepts down to its simplest form,
  • predicts and addresses misconceptions,
  • relates to real life,
  • teaches creatively.

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