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What Counts inside the Classroom?

BY: AMORKARD BROWN

Updated: April 6, 2022

Credit: Freepik

Personality, professionalism, passion, consistency, and knowledge are all the goodies a teacher needs to captivate and activate his/ her classroom.

Teacher's Personality

A teacher’s personality forms a great part of how students perceive us. In other words, it is the premise of acceptance or rejection of the teacher. In making this count, it is important that teachers demonstrate flexibility and make a deliberate effort to appeal to their youthful exuberance. 

Teacher's Professionalism and Passion

Students judge us based on how seriously we approach our job and the passion or love that we execute our lessons with. Passion adds “flavor’ to teaching and makes the experience fun. Most students treat our subjects the way we treat them.

Teacher's Consistency

This speaks to our reliability of standard in the delivery of the total teacher which includes but is not limited to subject content, attendance, dressing, speech, principles, values, and assessment activities among others. 

Teacher's Knowledge

Our knowledge communicates our cognitive command of the subject matter. Students ‘count’ on knowledgeable teachers. They love to know that their teachers are well-read and can be used as a reputable source. A knowledgeable teacher is one who has earned a high classroom confidence index from his or her students. 

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Meet The Author

I am Amorkard Trevano Brown, a master teacher of biology who is based at the St. Elizabeth, all-male school, Munro College. I am a firm believer that the strength of a man lies within his beliefs and the willpower to rise above social hurdles. I started out as a handcart vendor in Montego Bay Market which is a testimony to my strength, resilience, and fortitude to engage in continuous growth and development. I am a graduate of The University of the West Indies, Mona where I pursued a bachelor’s degree in Science Education (botany and zoology). Currently, I am pursuing a master’s degree in educational planning and policy at The University of the West Indies, Mona.

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