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22 Characteristics of bad teachers


  1. They lack subject knowledge.
  2. They have poor classroom control.
  3. They act unprofessionally.
  4. They can’t diagnose learning problems.
  5. They are obsessive about method.
  6. They focus on the wrong goals.
  7. They have no goals at all.
  8. A bad teacher shouts or screams in the classroom most of the time.
  9. A bad teacher does not speak well. He or she has a poor command of the language and does not form proper sentences.
  10. A bad teacher intimidates and embarrasses his or her students.
  11. A bad teacher is short-tempered and impatient.
  12. A bad teacher doesn’t make each child in the classroom fell valued.
  13. A bad teacher calls his or her struggling students “dunce”, “stupid”; and tells them “you will never make it,” etc.
  14. A bad teacher does not properly prepare for presentations each day and is not fully knowledgeable about the subject matter.
  15. A bad teacher is overly concerned about her own looks. She usually has too much makeup on her face and inappropriately dressed for the classroom. Note that we do not have this problem with male teachers.
  16. A bad teacher cannot sympathize or empathize with the experiences or feelings of his or her students.
  17. A bad teacher would attend countless seminars/workshop for improvement only because they required to but is really not interested in improving his or her skills as a teacher. Once they get their pay at the end of the month they are happy as a can be.
  18. They don’t allow children to grow and change. In other words, they put each student in a box and then tape it shut. They remember all the mistakes and struggles that child has made in the past and they don’t allow them to move past those mistakes and struggles. They don’t allow them to develop new areas of interest. They don’t allow them to lose interest in something. They don’t allow them to develop character in areas that they formerly lacked character. They do this because they think that kids stay the same from one day to the next.
  19. They solve all their problems for them. In order to avoid their own personal conflict and stress, they spoon-feed their student the solutions for all of life’s problems. They don’t make them think independently. They don’t make them search for the answers. They don’t make them find their own solutions. They constantly run ahead of them and clear the path academically, relationally, physically and emotionally.
  20. They find a teaching method that fits them and expect their students to adapt to that method. To this teacher, students can and should learn in one way, and one way only. They view their approach to be more valuable than the student truly grasping the subject matter. Their goal is to cover the material and not to have their students truly grasp the concepts.
  21. They play favorites. They obviously prefer some students above others. This causes confusion and frustration on behalf of the favorites and the non-favorites. Ultimately it demoralizes the non-favorites into viewing learning and relationships to be without hope.
  22. They think they already know everything they need to know. Because they have already put their time in getting a degree and learning the subject matter, they feel like they have already learned all that is necessary to teach. They do not see the value in continued learning and in becoming a “living textbook.”

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