Teachers (instructors) responsibilities by Myint Kywe

Teachers (instructors) responsibilities

Researched by- Myoma Myint Kywe
 ဦးျမင့္ၾကြယ္ ( ၿမိဳ ႔မ ျမင့္ၾကြယ္

Teaching is an important and well regarded profession within our community in the world and all people from all walks of life find it a professionally and personally rewarding career choice.

It is a unique profession because everyone has been in a school setting and seen teachers or instructors in action, even if just as a student. But do you really know what teachers do, what is teaching job, where teachers work and what kinds of teachers there are?

What teachers / Instructors should know and be able to do best.
While the principal provides educational leadership in school for his pupils and sets the general direction and ethos for all staff, students and community members, teachers play a key role in delivery of quality education to students including:

·       planning, preparing and delivering effective teaching and learning programs for every student in allocated classes and/or groups
·       establishing and maintaining a supportive school environment
·       contributing to the development and implementation of the school objectives and school planning
·       assisting with the principal, chief instructor and professor
·      study with students of different ages and abilities
·       prepare lessons and teaching materials
·       assess student progress
·       engage with parents and guardians
·       happy to do with colleagues in school  and in professional teams
·       are involved in extra curricula activities, school excursions and performances
·       continue in lifelong learning, ability development and skill in work.
·       abide by all rules, regulations

Teaching is a career that provides challenges, excitement, personal reward and a chance to encourage and support others to achieve their goals. There are some personal qualities and skills that make someone a good teacher (instructor).

These include:

·       being good at explaining things to others
·       being a people person and enjoy studying with a wide range of people
·       enthusiasm in teaching job
·       having a best knowledge in particular subject areas
·       being a good time manager
·       ability to teach in a team as well as using your own initiative
·       keeping your forgiveness
·       keeping your honesty
·       keeping your Humility
·       be hospitalized
·       don't be arrogant
·       don't be belligerent
·       read the many books, think and discussion with other and do
·       having patience and a good sense of humour (the quality of being amusing)
·       being fair-minded and open- minded
·       Understanding of the role of the school and value of education
·       Understanding that being a “great teacher” is a constant struggle to always improve.
·       Know what you teach and how to teach. “First, and most necessary of all ... he must know what he teaches and how he teaches.

Good teachers know that by listening to and working with colleagues, parents, other professionals and community members that they can inspire students and improve their learning. Even though an instructor may be able to deliver the lesson adequately enough to cover the essential points to achieve the objectives, the fact that the instructor has only rudimentary knowledge of the subject area may be exposed and adversely affect the student’s capacity for learning. Like what you teach. If you enjoy the subject matter, it will be easy to teach, and your teaching style will be more motivated, energetic, and effective.

We try to impress a thing on others. We may do it by words or by deeds. But the effect in both cases is not the same. We may give advice to others to do certain things. We may speak of many noble qualities. We may tell people that they should acquire those qualities. It may or may not have effect. But if we have those qualities ourselves, our advice will be more effective. An orator may ask the people to sacrifice their lives for the good of the country. His inspiring speech may produce some effect but it does not last long. If the orator himself does what he preaches, people will have faith in what he says.

If he sacrifices his life for the good of the school or job, others will follow him.

Thus an example is more effective than thousands of words of advice. If a man does not practice what he preaches, his precepts will not carry value.

Teachers may advice their pupils to be good, skillful and virtuous. If the teachers themselves are not good, skillful and virtuous, the pupils cannot be expected to be good, skillful and virtuous. They will follow the examples of their teachers.

A teacher/instructor can have greater influence over the pupils/students if he himself practices what he preaches to them.

Practice a virtue yourself and then teaches others to follow your example. He did it himself and so he had so much influence over the people.

Instructor-centered teaching methods use early training education. The methods used by educators in early childhood have been the focus of considerable academic debate throughout the last century. Central to this debate has been the role of the teacher in bringing about learning and the extent to which learning is fully child-centered (student-centered).

When considering their approach to instruction, teachers are always looking for the method that is most beneficial for all of their students.
Teachers want their students to enjoy the learning process, and they want the classroom to be orderly and controlled. As a result, the debate of teacher-centered vs. student-centered education has been in the forefront of educators’ minds for many years. 
In recent years, more teachers have moved toward a student-centered approach. However, some students maintain that teacher-centered education is the more effective strategy. In most cases, it is best for teachers to use a combination of approaches to ensure that all student needs are met.

When both approaches are used together, students can enjoy the positives of both types of education. Instead of getting bored with teacher-centered education or losing sight of their goals in a completely student-centered classroom, pupils can benefit from a well-balanced educational atmosphere. 

Lecture is a teaching method where an instructor is the central focus of information transfer.

Lectures are one tool in a teacher's weaponry of teaching methods.
Just as with all the other tools and it should only be used when most appropriate. Instruction should be varied from day to day to help reach the most students possible.

In traditional education methodologies, teachers direct the learning process and students assume a receptive role in their education.

Student-centered learning allows students to actively participate in discovery learning processes from an autonomous viewpoint. Students spend the entire class time constructing a new understanding of the material being learned in a proactive way.

Student-centered learning represents both a mindset and a culture within a given educational institution and is a learning approach which is broadly related to, and supported by, constructivist theories of learning. It is characterised by innovative methods of teaching which aim to promote learning in communication with teachers and other learners and which take students seriously as active participants in their own learning, fostering transferable skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking and reflective thinking.

Student-centered learning is focused on each student's interests, abilities, and learning styles, placing the teacher as a facilitator of learning. This classroom teaching method acknowledges student voice as central to the learning experience for every learner, and differs from many other learning methodologies. In a student-centered classroom, students choose what they will learn, how they will learn, and how they will assess their own learning.

Teacher-centered learning has the teacher at its centre in an active role and students in a passive, receptive role. In a teacher-centered classroom, teachers choose what the students will learn, how the students will learn, and how the students will be assessed on their learning. Student-centered learning requires students to be active, responsible participants in their own learning and with their own pace of learning.

But, all instructors 先生 should be ideal. You should be observed the following the 20 precepts. You should be observed during a lifetime.

1.         Don't be arrogant
2.         Don't be belligerent  
3.         Don't be hateful
4.         To be honest
5.         To be humble
6.         To be politeness
7.         Purify the mind
8.         To be skillful
9.         To be patient
10.     To be forgiveness
11.     To do systematic method
12.     To read the many books
13.     Searching best teaching methods
14.     Never surrender at job
15.     To stand for truth
16.     To stand for justice
17.     To be courageous
18.     To be self-reliance
19.     To be self- control
20.    To be self- confidence

Be careful not to blame your lack of enthusiasm on the teaching job.

Teachers should provide love and care to their pupils all the time, should answer their questions with patience must be able to explain to them the do's and they don't s. It is also necessary to avoid being too disciplined, too, liberal, too favoring and being extreme.

The teachers should be patient with their pupils, they must teach their pupils with perseverance. They must be able to teach their pupils to understand the good and the bad, beginning right from the basics. If the teachers themselves cannot be patient with their own, pupils then who else would be so.

Good manners are something teachers and adults usually teach us as a child. Having good manners means showing honor and respect to everyone around you. It means being polite. It includes humility, humanitarian outlook, compassion, loving kindness and understanding.

Teachers, instructors, and other adults should always be examples of good manners. If teachers/adults are rude to pupils/children, then pupils/children will learn to be rude. If teachers/instructors or adults are impolite to each other, then children will learn to be impolite. If children hear one adult insulting another, they will learn to speak that ways, too.

Pupil's confidences in their teachers are very important. Pupils/students regard their teachers/instructors as their heroes, powerful benefactors.

Teachers are highly regarded and their confidants. Teachers should understand that their actions and what they say are regarded as examples by the pupils: the parent's genes, the environmental situation, model character, behavior and qualifications etc.

Teachers should be good example for their pupils. Thus, it is important that the teachers/instructors should have good mind, good character, good behavior, good thinking, disciplined, law abiding and good mannered.

Teachers should teach and control the pupils to develop and manifest good qualities, such as kindness, obedience, courage, honesty, perseverance, simplicity, and good manners. Teachers should see that their pupils learn a suitable behaviour, ability, and knowledge as well as ethical and moral principles.

All teachers (instructors) should be IDEAL and GOOD example.