Elements of Master Teaching So what are they? William Buskist Jason Sikorski

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Elements of Master Teaching
So what are they?
William Buskist
Jason Sikorski
Tanya Buckley
Bryan K. Saville
Auburn University
Books say:
• Knowledge
• Personality
• Classroom Management Skills
Writings of Master Teachers say:
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Passionate
High expectations
Humorous
Knowledgeable
Models critical
thinking
Promotes
cooperation
Approachable
Creative
Current in field
Establishes rapport
Flexible
Genuine
Good listener
Trusting
Uses active
Respectful
learning methods
Stress life-long
Uses common
learning
Strong speaking skills sense
Uses
Strong work ethic
interdisciplinary
Thoughtful
approach
Credentials of Award Winning
Teachers say:
14
Commitment to field
Concern for students
Creative
Enthusiastic
Good classroom teacher
High standards for students
Humanistic
Intelligent
Knowledgeable
Popular among students
Scholarly
Strong communication
skills
Strong work ethic
Write about their fields
Student Evaluations say:
Caring
Clear
Comprehensive
Enthusiastic
Fair Stimulating
Understanding
Warm
Well organized
Well prepared
Quality vs. Behavior
Can you teach a quality like…
What behaviors indicate a quality?
Quality: Sense of Humor
Behavior: Tells funny stories or makes
witty remarks in class.
Quality: Enthusiasm about Teaching
Behavior: Smiles during class, prepares interesting class
activities, uses gestures and expressions of emotion
to emphasize important points.
Quality: Respectful
Behavior: Does not humiliate or embarrass students, is
polite (thank you, please), does not interrupt, does not
talk down to students.
So here’s where you start!
Note the enthusiasm…

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