Teachers through their collective efforts act as a driving force by which the goals and objectives of an educational system are being achieved. They possess a strong power in their own capacity to direct the learners in becoming responsible citizens. As such, teacher quality must be taken into account to make such goals reachable.
In an unstructured interview with several administrators as to teacher competence, they considered “attitude towards work” as the most favorable characteristics.
Here are some aspects of teacher competence that appeal to administrators as formulated by the Performance Appraisal Policy of the International catholic Migration Commission.
A. Job-related Knowledge — A competent teacher has full knowledge of the subject matter she teaches and must be familiar with the curriculum content.
B. Communication Skills – He/ She is articulate and can communicate well. She participates appropriately at meetings / seminars with relative ease.
C. Dependability—The Teacher who works with minimal supervision and completes assigned tasks within a specified period is truly an asset to any system.
D. Initiative – The competent teacher shows willingness to assume additional tasks and even volunteers to do other jobs apart from her regular teaching assignment
E. Judgment – The competent teacher makes sound and mature decisions. He/ She applies analytic and a reflective approach to problems.
F. Adaptability—She has the ease to adapt and adjust to existing situations. She is open to feedback and new ideas and willingly supports changes when necessary.
G. Professionalism – A good teacher adheres to rules, policies and procedures with the highest degree of professionalism. He /She respects other ideas and opinions and exercises tact in dealing with others.
H. Interpersonal Skills— He /She has a warm and supportive nature and can work harmoniously with others. She has the ability to adjust to different personalities and goes for PEACE.
By: ANDY B. TANAEL