As a way of getting to know the children I am teaching a little better, I asked them today to tell me what made a good teacher. There were some interesting answers:
1. Know the subjects very well- the main subjects are, English, maths, history, science, topic
2. Be smiley
3. Be kind
4. Bond with the children
5. Not be boring, be a bit funny or tell some jokes sometimes.
6. Be respectful
7. Have a good expressive reading voice
8. Know the children’s names
The class teacher was intrigued to know that the children only learned 5 subjects, especially as their topic work this term is history (the Tudors). We wondered what happened to RE, Music, PE, Art, PSHE….
Bond with the children was an odd choice of words for an 8 year old, but that is what they said!
I have to say that I think this is a pretty good list, and I’m going to try and live up to it.