The idea of being a “professional” teacher reaches into so many different aspects of this diverse career. Here are some thing for you to consider in this descriptor. Firstly, professional teachers maintain the confidence of their students and parents. Legally, teachers are forbidden from disclosing anything related to the performance of their students. This sounds simple in theory but can prove tricky in implementation.
Professional teachers maintain a sense of authority and composure in all educational settings. They look, act, and interact with respect and the ultimate sense of purpose. They know when it is okay to conduct class more informally and can then reign students in. They do not waste class time and do not allow students to take control of the class and waste class time, either.
Professional teachers know their content well. This doesn’t mean that they are also willing to admit that and seek out additional resource, when needed. But in class, they are most often a competent resource, filling instructional time with engaging content that engages everyone from visual to kinesthetic learners. Students know that their teacher is capable of delivering the instruction well. Professional teachers take complicated subjects and make them seem easy. They learn that there are statistics to back up any opinion and that, truly, educational philosophies swing far left and then back right again if they stay in the profession long enough. With this knowledge, they begin to rely on their sense of pedagogy. This doesn’t mean that they never listen to new ideas and thoughts, but they do learn that every new idea isn’t credible or based in experience of that particular students in that particular social context.
Faculty of Nalanda is a intellectual community of students and scholars who are deeply committed to excellence, discovery and diversity. All the programs of this traditional stream are delivered with innovative & student-centric which facilitates through grasping of concepts and applications and induces tremendous self-confidence.
The teaching role of faculty members reflects their centrality in addressing the primary educational mission among colleges and universities. As faculty members teach, they disseminate and impart basic or applied knowledge to students and assist students with the learning process.
Nalanda Good teaching is a much about passion as it is about reason. It’s about motivating students not only to learn, but teaching them how to learn, and doing so in a manner that is relevant, meaningful and memorable. It’s about caring for your craft, having a passion for it and conveying that passion to everyone, but mostly importantly to your students.
Nalanda teaching is about substance and treating students as consumers of knowledge. It’s about doing your best to keep on top of your field, reading sources, inside and outside of your areas of expertise, and being at the leading edge as often as possible. But knowledge is not confined to scholarly journals. Good teaching is also about bridging the gap between theory and practice. It’s about leaving the ivory tower and immersing oneself in the field in talking to, consulting with, and assisting practitioners and liaising with their communities.
Good teaching is about mentoring between senior and junior faculty, teamwork, and being recognized and promoted by one’s peer. Effective teaching should also be rewarded and poor teaching needs to be remedied through training and development programs.