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Would You Be an Effective Teacher?

Researchers agree that the most effective teachers have three characteristics in common while engaging their students in meaningful and successful learning experiences. Learn what teaching is really like by answering questions before and after viewing the material.

Have positive expectations for student success. What you expect from your students is what they will produce.
The practices and procedures you use to maintain the classroom environment and have positive student behavior will allow teaching and learning to occur.
Subject matter knowledge and designing lessons for students ensure successful learners.

Browse the How can you find out what teaching is really like? Web page for ideas and important resources that can help you decide if teaching is for you.

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