• 04/09/2021

Effective teachers make their students learn and understand what they are intended to do. These teachers are capable of making plans that will teach the students what teachers want them to learn.

The quality of informal and formal teaching can only be determined by the quality of learning output, which is definitely not an easy task. However, the following indicators discussed below can be considered for measuring the success of teaching. 

  1. You make frequent minor adjustments

Taking minor adjustments in the field of teaching is necessary. To assessment design, pacing, curriculum materials etc. implies not a lack of planning or poor foresight, but the reality of a dynamic classroom where you as an effective teacher, are constantly working to provide formal and informal education.

  1. You have access to ‘good’ data

Fresh data is a necessity. The data must be accessible in 30 seconds or less. The data must be such that it can be visualized, easily skimmed but at the same time useful enough to study and extract the important points. The data for the students should be well-designed assignments. If you are delivering information that your learners are already aware of, then your class will be a boring one and will end soon.

  1. You think like a designer

You understand the pro and cons of scenario-based learning, learning simulations, project-based earning and like. You agree with the fact that skills are perishable, transferable, and that assessment can make or break everything. While others are busy planning how to spend their weekend, you try to find new ways and sequences for fun.

While talking about instructional design, the design of experiences that promotes understanding is the priority of an effective teacher.


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  1. Encourage students to question

The efficiency of teaching can be seen in the efficient handling and answering of the questions of students. A classroom, whether it is a formal class or an informal, should be open for questioning. This helps to increase the activeness of students and also improves their learning.

  1. You plan backward

Planning backward is entirely upon you, but you start with an aim in your mind and have a goal to achieve. May it be a standard, habit, assessment, indicator or some other goal, you plan to achieve it. It is all upon you, how objective or subjective you are, but to begin with an end is a sign of an effective teacher.

  1. You don’t do what you are told

Yes, it is correct an effective teacher doesn’t do what they are being told to do because the best teachers never do.

  1. You’re a learning feedback machine

You understand what useful feedback looks and sounds like. The assessments you make are brief but insightful snapshots make it understandable for the students.  This helps the students to give immediate feedback even during the class.

  1. You prioritize endlessly

An effective teacher has endless priorities. Most important standards, most accurate assessment designs, most reliable apps, most efficient data collection tools etc. it is impossible to do it all at once, so instinctively start your work on priority basis.

  1. Behavior management of class

It is essential to maintain a good relationship with your students. It is an essential part of effective teaching. The teachers, who manage the class well and inspire the class by self-examples make a part of efficient learning. A well-behaving class indicates that students are focused on the class and learning effectively.

  1. You change your mind

Nothing you do is perfect and thus it implies a need to change. Students also change as you teach them. You also change- get better ideas, learn to prioritize, and also forget good practices in the way as you are a human. This is all implies that there is a need for constant change.

  1. You see each student individually

As an efficient teacher, you see every student as a different individual. You understand the needs and wants of every student and try to figure out which resource can help them the most. Even if you are no able to see each student every day, you see to it who requires you the most and give attention individually.

  1. Your students are changing-all of them

Your students start to take their own. Asks better questions persistently. Demonstrates their curiosity outside the curriculum. They have fun, either with the content or with their own performance. What does it mean- that students are changing?  Hanging how? Is change enough? This all depends on the grade level, content and from where the student has started and thus it cannot be standardized.


Smart teaching produces learning experiences that change all learners in some or the another way. The best way to know how smart you’re teaching is only when it results in smart learning for all students.


Here are some other indicators of efficient teaching


  • Your lessons and activities begin and end within time.
  • Your students are clear and understanding about what they are learning and why.
  • You are not always exhausted and your students aren’t stressed.
  • You use real-world examples to make them understand the topic
  • Your teaching is improving with the passage of time.



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