Instructor’s Role Chapter 1 Instructors and Their Jobs W. R. Miller and M. F. Miller Something to Consider I’ve come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate. It’s my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or de-humanized. ~Haim Ginott~ Let’s Think About This List qualities of effective instructors List qualities of ineffective instructors Identify strengths you have that will contribute to your being effective Identify limitations you should eliminate or minimize in your development as an effective instructor Effective Instruction Technical competency Professional competency Personal competency Technical Competency Need for basic competence Work experiences increase credibility and provide examples Knowledge and experience creates confidence Not enough for instructional effectiveness Professional Competency Instructional planning Instructional delivery Instructional evaluation • Identify skills and knowledge to be acquired • Make content decisions that give credibility • Facilitate student learning • Assessing student achievement • Assessing instructional process Personal Competency Personal characteristics • • • • Attitudes Intellectual abilities Creativity Interpersonal skills Behavior • • • • • • • Considerate Cooperative Complimentary Friendly Involved Professional organizations Professional Desirable Attributes of CTE Teachers Based on Research Cooperation, kindness, patience, understanding Varied interests, excellent communication skills, pleasant appearance Pleasing manners, humor, positive attitude, consistency without rigidity Interest in students, commitment to teaching, acceptable values system Outstanding occupational skills and knowledge Questions or Comments?