There are Hundreds of Theories on Teaching. Many Contradict Each Other.
However, Every Theory Agrees on One Key Point: Teaching is Speaking.
How do these factors depend on teachers’ ‘Speaking’ skills?
Teachers are Judged & Remembered for their Speaking (Interactive Influence).
1. The ability to clearly present ideas, and ability to organize classroom activities.
6. Eliciting, Generating and usage of student ideas.
2. Variability of media, materials, and activities used by the teacher.
7. Justified criticism presented in a convincing manner
3. Enthusiasm, defined in terms of the teacher's movement, voice inflection, etc
8. Use of structuring comments
4. Task orientation or businesslike teacher behaviours, structured routines, and an academic focus.
9. Appropriate questions in terms of lower and higher cognitive level
5. The teacher's coverage of the material or content in class.
10. Probing or encouraging student elaboration
“Speaking” Fails Most Teachers. However, They are NOT Aware of This!
Reference: Rosenshine and Furst: Characteristics of Effective Teachers
What are the “Crucial Factors” that decide teachers’ Success in the classroom?