One thing that every teacher strives for – regardless of the age, subject matter, or grade level they teach – is effectiveness. I don’t know any teacher who wouldn’t agree that they want to be an effective teacher. Not only does an effective teacher help their students learn more, want to learn more, and learn more efficiently, they often save their own sanity in the process (right?!).
Often, when we’re evaluating our own effectiveness, a quick reminder of some basics and a bit of self reflection is key. Seeing what other teachers are doing can also be helpful. We may all admit at some point or another that we aren’t always being as effective as we’d like to be, but what happens when teachers really are ineffective?
The handy infographic below takes a look at what the effects of ineffective teachers can be. Using the state of California as an example, the graphic extrapolates some numbers to show just how important effective teachers in the classroom are. Keep reading to learn more.