Personality Traits of a Teacher: For Good Quality Education

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

TO BE a good teacher, one must first understand the concept of "personality".

Personality refers to all aspects of a person that influence his characteristics, ways of performing, thinking, and feeling.

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In order to become an efficient and effective teacher, one must strive to be competent. One should possess the personality traits essential for good quality education. These traits are physical, intellectual, social, and emotional. A teacher must be physically, intellectually, socially and emotionally fit to teach.

Teachers and learners are related to one another. One would not exist without the other. In connection with this, the teacher has more responsibilities and duties towards his pupils.

The success of the school's educational plan depends on how the teacher performs her duties and responsibilities and how she acts her role and her functions in school. It has always been the teacher’s main goal to facilitate the learning of students. The success depends on how competent the teacher is. The activities of the teacher should focus on classroom instruction and on the benefit of the children trusted to her care. The teacher is directly liable for the excellent performance of the learners. The teacher has to prepare her teaching systematically, makes use of most modern methods, strategies and techniques skillfully.

Attainment of the objectives and goals of the school depends on its human resources especially the teachers. The teachers’ conditions and capabilities, self-perceptions, sense of worth and attitudes toward work are essential factors in the success of learning principles of the school. And most of all, the personality traits of a teacher contribute much to the efficiency and effectiveness in teaching and for good quality education.

In some situations, if the teacher is short-tempered, she is likely to rouse unpleasant experience among her pupils, who in turn my cause disciplinary problems. While if the teacher is responsive, accommodating, jolly and compassionate, this contributes to solve disciplinary problems.

The pupils have more confidence in their teacher, if the teacher herself is capable, such as in academic preparation, mastery of the subject matter, command of the language and experience. Mastery of the subject matter is the most important factor to have discipline in class. Pupils become restless if they feel the teacher does not know what and how to teach a lesson. Pupils are good observers; they can easily notice the uncertainty.

Teacher’s personality is one of the major factors achieving quality education. To improve pupils’ achievement levels, teachers must be knowledgeable and strive harder to keep inform of the most up-to-date methods and techniques in teaching.

Imelda N. Enriquez
Teacher III
San Miguel Elementary School
Guagua East District

Personality traits teacher good quality education

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