I had a dream about one of my fave college profs last night. I remember him as ever-smiling and always having interesting ideas to share. What are 3 characteristics of the best teacher you've had?
2. Enjoys their job
Fair, patient, demanding.
My Ohio History teacher seemed to genuinely love what he taught. Everyone loved his class.
Did you bang him in the dream?
surprisingly, no. usually I do
Expert in the subject
Kind but strict - never embarrassed a student in class
* Knows the subject.
* Presents it clearly.
* Is engaging.
Teaching us how to think and come to conclusions on our own
Respects students, their freedom, give them control over how they feel. Don't pressure them and make them worried.
Know the subject matter well enough to earn respect.
Genuinely like students.
Be a "real" person - don't create a false distance between yourself and those you're teaching.
Encouraging, fun, made the subject understandable