How Does a Good Teacher Teach?

Magdalena Kartikasari Tandy Rerung


Communicative language teaching is a two ways of communication in classroom where applied recently throughout the effective teaching.  In order to develop the communicative environment, a teacher should maintain a good relationship to their students throughout their personality. This type of teacher interpersonal behaviors are categorized into eight types those are; Leadership, Understanding, Uncertain, Admonishing, Helpful / Friendly, Student freedom, Dissatisfied, Strict behavior (Wubbles et al, 1985, 2006; Wubbles and Levy, 1993).  In order to find out students perceptions toward their teacher interpersonal behavior during the learning process thus this following research raise two questions they are; (1) How do students see their teacher’s performance throughout their personality?; (2) How do teachers perceived themselves in the classroom (3) What is the most personality obtained by the good teachers?.  Samples are taken from 30 university students majoring English Language and Culture with 4 lecturers as the teacher models. The questionnaires adopted from Questionnaire of Teacher Interaction (QTI). The data would be analyzed statistically and elaborated qualitatively. The expected outcome is to give reflection to teachers about how their performance in the eyes of their students and how these personalities are also giving effect to the classroom environment.


Keywords: Behavior, interpersonal-behavior, teaching g, playwriting, picture stimulus, elements of drama, imaginatio

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