What makes a good teacher?

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#1 blackngold29
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Just curious about OT's thoughts on this. Discuss!

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#2 philonious_matt
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A good teacher is always thinking about what his students' mindsets are. Even though he's an expert, he needs to constantly imagine what it's like to be completely new to the subject. Even though this is a simple point, it's a hard task, and it's the first step toward making any good curriculum.

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#3 SunofVich
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In my personal experiences there is no such thing as a good teacher, only bad ones.

There are good college instructors though.

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#4 Calvin079
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A good teacher has to be able to explain things clearly, step by step, so that everyone can catch on. Not to the point of "holding your hand" but just to help the students figure it out, instead of saying "this is how its done, now do it." and leaving students scratching their heads.(The simple stuff, should be self explanatory).

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#5 CleanPlayer
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A good teacher is someone who accepts late homework and doesn't mark tardies :)
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#6 CRS98
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Ones that give no homework. I've seriously gone up in grades while having a quality education.
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#7 deactivated-6016f2513d412
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A good teacher is someone who has a good understanding and a passion for their subject. A good teacher also has patience and a desire to help others (in this case, gain knowledge and/or life experience). A good teacher is there for more than just getting a summer vacation.
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#8 caityful
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The ability to communicate on multiple levels, not just the work side of things.
In my experience, the best teachers I've ever had were able to talk to us about their weekends and the fun they get up to outside of school.
I suppose it makes the students more comfortable.

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#9 OllieTheDogBoy
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What type of teacher(science,english,maths)

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#10 jimmyjammer69
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Imagination and the ability to engage with his pupils and communicate understanding rather than just information.
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#11 ChemicalGammie
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A good teacher is one who pays attention to everyone in the classroom. Not just a handful of students, and ignore the others. The handful of kids are usually considered to be the 'smart ones'.

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#12 amirzaim
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A very good teacher or I'm gonna said to the the highest ones, the excellent teachers always have some aspects:

1. The teachers teach the students with full concentration and makes the students feel excited when learning in the classroom. When making the students gonna be excited, teachers should find the creative ways in order to make the students feel happier and excited and not so bored in the classroom, not a robot always gonna making them so bored!

2. The teacher should have a very good attitudes, so the students can follow their good behaviours. Also, teachers should being a student-friendly to the students, not the some of them behaviour like a bulldogs and tries to knock them off the students on the spot!

3. The teacher should help the students where the students find something that didn'tunderstand in their subjects and it will make the students understand some of the hard topic and subjects.

4. Teachers should motivate them, not slamming the students that makes the students stressful until the even worse gonna happen!

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#13 needled24-7
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if you learn the material.

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#14 rabunzel
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A good teacher is who works sincerely
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#15 D-RS
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A good teacher is someone who can be funny , serious , some one you can learn easily from and let you learn things that are not required for you to know at a certain grade , also a teacher who isn't boring , A teacher like my math teacher (H)
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#16 GhoX
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Stick to one teaching style. There are teachers who are mindful of students and treat them half as a teacher and half a friend, there are some who are extremely strict to the students with discipline as a tool, and there are others who use the competitiveness among students themselves to promote progression. All in all, what makes a good teacher good is the ability to teach, not whether the methods used are considered welcoming or not. Pre-university Chinese education as opposed to Western education is probably one of the best examples.
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#17 k2theswiss
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from jr-high school as i can remember ri dealt with all kinds of teacher i think i came across one that's olmost perfect lol. Also i had a lot good teachers at my school when i was in high school. are principle was a great person with the students/teachers and when a student was getting B.S or didn't like how they was doing things by a teacher he took care of that problem real quick lol He didn't play. i had the principle 7-10 grade he left in 11 grade to go to the board of the shcools and he nic-picked who he wanted to be the principle of that school

~speaks really well

~interesting speaker

~friendly

~willing to help you at any time stay after school, phone call, even text them lol

~go out of there way to help you

~paitinces

~stand up for you against other B.S teachers

i'm sure there's more but hey right their makes a good teacher

not sure about no college instructors yet... that's for next year lol... i wanted take year off from school when i got done with H.S

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#18 AirGuitarist87
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A good teacher gives all kids attention, not just the misbehaving ones.
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#19 jaqulle999
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a teacher that we can learn from but also lets us have some fun and relax from time to time. also, one that doesnt give pointless homework and projects that accomplish nothing

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#20 GTR12
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She has to be hot!!!!

oh and what everyone else said. :P

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#21 Solid_Tango
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A good teacher was the teacher i had 2 years ago.... she was so hot :(
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#22 D-RS
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I had an amazingly hot Teacher last year , she will teach me next year!
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#23 SEANSEXYUNDIES
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Every good teacher I've ever had had the same basic things

1. Funny

2. Takes not so serious approach to everything

3. someone relate-able

4. extremely knowledgeable on the subject and doesn't seem like they are going to the teachers edition of the book constently for answers

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#24 Theokhoth
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The best teachers are the ones that teach.
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#25 deactivated-57e5de5e137a4
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One of my English teachers was pretty good. She always wore a tight skirt and loosely buttoned shirt, so I'm going to go ahead and say that's what makes a good teacher.
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#26 Mr_Manikin52
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Jaime Escalante You know. The movie Stand and Deliver starring James Edward Olmos.