from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who teaches, especially one hired to teach.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who teaches, especially one employed in a school.
- n. The index finger; the forefinger.
- n. The second highest office in the Aaronic priesthood, held by priesthood holders of at least the age of 14.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who teaches or instructs; one whose business or occupation is to instruct others; an instructor; a tutor.
- n. One who instructs others in religion; a preacher; a minister of the gospel; sometimes, one who preaches without regular ordination.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who teaches or instructs; one whose business or occupation is to instruct others; a preceptor; an instructor; a tutor; in a restricted sense, one who gives instruction in religion; specifically, in early New England Congregationalism, a clergyman charged with the duty of giving religious instruction to a church, in some churches the offices of pastor and teacher being at first distinct.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a personified abstraction that teaches
- n. a person whose occupation is teaching
The teacher who neither teaches nor can teach them to his pupils is a _bad teacher_; the pupil who, notwithstanding the urgent warnings of his teacher, neglects the exercises that can help him to acquire them, and fails to perfect himself in them, is a _bungler_.
Such classroom observations are an absolute measure; the rating of a teacher is against a fixed yardstick of what constitutes good practice, not against other teachers.
No, this particular rudeness just tells us the teacher is a pompous atheist.
This can be nice when a teacher is at a loss on how to approach a specific topic or just wants to try something new with his or her students.
First off all the teacher is the one who needs to change, and second, is this so called teacher still employed by the school district.
Do not count all the times the teacher is addressing discipline problems, or giving busy work.
I have been told of places in this country where being a teacher is a "way out," and people go into it because it's one of the very few choices available to them.
Ellis explains that “the teacher is able to draw on his experience of communicating with low-level proficiency learners to adjust the demands of the task and to scaffold the interaction so that a successful outcome is reached” (p. 182).
I'm not saying that an SAT score determines whether a teacher is any good, but it has been shown to be correlated with academic achievement in both high school and college, and students perform better under teachers with stronger academic backgrounds (again, according to the NSF).
When we hear the word "teacher," many of us think of professional, full-time educators -- like kindergarten teachers or the high school math teachers.