The good teacher, the metaphorical tickle trunk, and the survival of the fitter

Author
McLean, Terence
Faculty Advisor
Date
2018
Keywords
teaching , professional development , reflection
Abstract (summary)
While being a good teacher is not getting any easier, pinpointing what good teaching or a good teacher is poses a bit of a conundrum. Of course, well-constructed syllabi, solid subject material, and interesting activities are essential, but what about the teacher? There's the rub. Without the good teacher, the best laid plans can go awry. Good teaching requires a little more; and this, along with the technical side of instruction, is what we need to develop. Survival in any profession requires effort, and good teachers know it. This paper offers the author's opinions as well as a look at literature on post-secondary educators and students' perceptions of good teaching.
Publication Information
McLean, T. (2018, December). The good teacher, the metaphorical tickle trunk, and the survival of the fitter. Humanising Language Teaching. 20(6), 1-9. Retrieved from https://www.hltmag.co.uk/dec18/good-teacher
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Language
English
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