Teacher characteristics

A teacher-centered classroom requires a teacher with necessary characteristics for teaching effectiveness. A teacher’s expertise in the subject matter is desirable, as a thorough understanding is required for the simplification of complex concepts [17]. Strong communication skills are also viewed by students as the most important attributes of an effective teacher [17].

“Although teaching is important and should be built into every meeting, rapport and communication skills between the coordinator and young people are equally important. – Jennifer Preston, Generation R”


[17] Jahangiri L, Mucciolo TW. Characteristics of effective classroom teachers as identified by students and professionals: a qualitative study. J Dent Educ. 2008;72(4):484-93.

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