What Makes a Great Teacher?

Seeds of Learning

By Ish Stabosz
Center for Creative Instruction & Technology
Delaware Technical Community College
Stanton Campus

Last week, Nav shared his thoughts on the three qualities of effective teaching.

To follow-up on his thoughts, I want to offer this article from Faculty Focus titled Nine Characteristics of a Great Teacher.

Click the link to read all the details, but the tl;dr summary is as follows:

A great teacher…

  1. has respect for students.
  2. turns a classroom into a community.
  3. cares.
  4. expects a lot from students.
  5. is a life long learner.
  6. is a leader.
  7. is flexible.
  8. works with colleagues and takes criticism.
  9. is a professional.

Nav gave his three, and Faculty Focus gave us their nine. What would you add to the list?

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