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Who Said What?

Jan 25, 2011 by     3 Comments    Posted under: The Teacher

After some re-energizing time (Christmas holidays) we are back at work again and have been looking through the responses to the question “What do you look for in a teacher”.

We asked groups of students, parents, teachers and administrators to leave their thoughts on this question and there was a huge range of responses.

A Wordle of the main ideas from each set of comments has been placed below.

Which group of people (students, parents, teachers or administrators) said what?

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Wordle 1

Wordle 2

Wordle 3

Wordle 4

What are they looking for?

Dec 31, 2010 by     No Comments    Posted under: The Teacher

The issues raised during the discussion about what administrators look for when hiring were very thought provoking. Administrators from around the world left their thoughts and some very specific areas came to light.

My fellow teacher

Dec 31, 2010 by     No Comments    Posted under: The Teacher

The question of who you would want to work with sparked a lot of interest and raised areas which were not touched on in the other discussions.

For my child I look for…

Dec 31, 2010 by     No Comments    Posted under: The Teacher

The discussion about what characteristics parents look for in a teacher was very interesting. We really weren’t sure how this discussion would go but a number of really interesting points came out.

Hey teacher, here is what I want!

Dec 31, 2010 by     No Comments    Posted under: The Teacher

The responses from students to the question, “What are the ingredients which make the ideal teacher?” make very interesting reading. In order to get to the bottom of the responses we have drawn out the main areas raised and made a Wordle out of them.

Who are you looking for?

Dec 7, 2010 by     31 Comments    Posted under: The Teacher

Dear Administrators,

The recruiting season is just around the corner. This is an exciting and stressful time for all involved.

Over the past few weeks we have been looking into what characteristics students, parents & teachers look for in teachers.

This week we are asking administrators what characteristics they are looking for in teachers when they are interviewing.

Hopefully through these posts we will be able to highlight the areas we value in teachers and this will help to focus discussions during this time of year.

Leave your thoughts in a comment below.

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Who do you want to work with?

Nov 29, 2010 by     26 Comments    Posted under: The Teacher

With the recruiting season just kicking off we have been thinking about what makes the ideal teacher.

We have already asked students and parents, but now it is time to hear from the teachers.

So who would you want to work with? What characteristics would you be looking for?

Please leave your thoughts and encourage your colleagues to do so as well.

The Waterford School

The Ideal Teacher

Nov 23, 2010 by     31 Comments    Posted under: The Teacher

One of the great things about international schools is the diversity of the community. This is especially true here at NIST.

With the turn of year fast approaching it is the time that many schools start to look ahead and think about the kind of teacher that would best fit into their community.

Last week we asked the students what ideal mix of attributes would be for a teacher.

Now this week we are asking parents what characteristics would make the ideal teacher for their child or children.

Please leave your comment on this post (click on the “speech bubble” at the top right of this story to get there)


The Perfect Mixture

Nov 9, 2010 by     80 Comments    Posted under: The Teacher

Dear Students,

It is coming up to the time of the year when schools begin to think about hiring teachers for the next school year.

We are really interested to hear what you would look for in a teacher.

  • What are the ingredients which make the ideal teacher?

Think beyond the simple and describe a teacher who would inspire you! (no names please)


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