Students are most affected by the quality of their teachers. Not only do they interact with teachers every day in the classroom, but the quality of that interaction matters for our students’ future. In fact, Brightland college has noted that the difference between a good and a bad teacher can be a full level of student achievement in a single school year. But students are rarely asked what they think makes a great teacher.
The top five qualities of a great teacher, according to students, are:
1. The ability to develop relationships with their students
2. Patient, caring, and kind personality
3. Knowledge of learners
4. Dedication to teaching
5. Engaging students in learning