Role of a Teacher

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ROLE OF A TEACHER

Suman Gandhi

Sanatan Dharam Public School
East Punjabi Bagh
New Delhi

Who is a teacher?
•A person who provides education to pupils and students
•A mentor, guide and philosopher

Role of a teacher
•Often formal and ongoing
•Carried out at a school or an educational institute

Although, not only limited to school
•Job scope encompasses government assigned duties and
administrative work
“A teacher is a social servant”
- John Dewey

Teacher’s Role
Two broad categories:
• Instruction, Socialization and Evaluation

•Motivating pupils, maintaining control and creating an
environment for learning

Teacher works as:
• An instructional input
• A manager
• A facilitator
• A counselor
• A part of the community

“A teacher is a good friend who prevents his
friends from shedding tears.”
- Mahatma Gandhi

As an Instructional Input
Instruction
• Complex environment with deliberately designed environment
• Pupils interact with the environment
• To learn pre-specified objective
Input
• Help start the process of learning
• Transformed into an output
INPUT

STUDENT

OUTPUT

• Content transacted
through teacher
• Learning
experiences
• Different methods
• Audio-visual aids

Interacts with the
inputs provided by
the teacher

Student emerges
with certain changes
in learning
Advanced knowledge

As a Manager

•Provide leadership to students
•Coordinate a variety of activities
•Accomplish academic and social goals of schooling

Applied to all phases of teaching:
• Pre-teaching
• Teaching
• Post-teaching

Preteaching

Teachin
g

Postteaching

Analyze and decide :
Content
Instructional objectives
Methods of evaluating

Sense and understand:
Students’ interest
Level of understanding
An effective way of
making a point

Analyze:
Performance of
students
Revise content

Teacher acts as a:
Decision maker
Designer of the pupils’
way

Teacher shows:
Resourcefulness
Spontaneity

Teacher analyzes
results, reflects on self,
modifies the teachinglearning process

As a Facilitator

• To promote learning
• To help forward students to develop more by learning
• To make the learning process easy

Applications
• Increased participation of students
• Specially designed environment with visual aids
• Discussions and quizzes

As a Counselor
• To give advice to students who need help
•To assist with problems which cannot be solved by students
themselves

Applications
• Address problems related to school, studies
• Be approachable for issues concerning friends, family, health
• Be sensitive to identify students’ problems
• Observe students to sense any unusual behavior, which may
indicate trouble
• Most importantly, be objective in any situation

Qualities of a ‘good’ teacher
• Service-mindedness
•Being Methodological
•Ability to impart instructions clearly
•Constant learner
• Being loving to people and pupils
• Being patient
• Being a good listener
• Being a friend, guide and a role model to students

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