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Would You Be an Effective Teacher?

Researchers agree that the most effective teachers have three characteristics in common. The first characteristic is your ability to have positive expectations for student success. What you expect from your students is what they will produce. The second characteristic is your ability to manage your classroomIcon indicating a URL to an external Web site. The practices and procedures you use to maintain the classroom environment will allow teaching and learning to occur. The third characteristic is your knowledge of the subject matterIcon indicating a URL to an external Web site and your ability to design lessons for students. A well-designed lessonIcon indicating a URL to an external Web site will help ensure that your students are successful learners.

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Characteristics of Successful Teachers

Classroom Management

Lesson Plan Design

Subject Matter Knowledge

How can you know if you’d make a good teacher? Best way to know: Get some actual classroom experience! Try service learning or substitute teachingIcon indicating a URL to an external Web site.

What’s your next step for becoming a teacher in California? Find the answer by making a Personal Career Plan!

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