1. He is proactive. He anticipates and responds to his students’ needs. He innovates and devises new ways to develop his students’ skills and abilities.

2. He begins with the end in mind. He plans his lessons not for a day-to-day basis but for a long term. He measures his success in terms of his students’ performance.

3. He puts first things first. He does not waste time prioritizing his students’ needs. 

4. He thinks WIN-WIN.  He does not allow to be put down by office politics. He seeks help from colleagues but also shares what he knows so they both grow together professionally. 

5. He seeks first to understand, then to be undestood. He works to understand his students’ weaknesses and find ways to reinforce their strengths. With a clear understanding of his students’ needs, he adjusts his teaching strategies to their level so his lessons are better understood and appreciated. 

6. He takes time to synergize. He fosters an atmosphere of trust between himself and his students. He capitalizes on his students’ skills and indigenouos materials to make his lessons more understandable and interesting. He encourages creativity. He listens to feedback and  uses this to improve his craft.

7. He sharpens the saw. He updates himself with the latest trends in teaching, diligently reviews teachers’ manuals or guides and actively participates in seminars and workshops provided for their development. He selects the best textbooks for his students and uses other resources that will help him become an effective teacher.

By: Ms. Lenita C. Gloria | Teacher III | Capitangan Elementary School

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