- Really Want to Be Good Teachers.
- Take Risks.
- Have a Positive Attitude.
- Never Have Enough Time.
- Think of Teaching as a Form of Parenting.
- Try to Give Students Confidence.
- Try to Keep Students-And Themselves-Off Balance.
- Try to Motivate Students by Working Within Their Incentive System.
- Do Not Trust Student Evaluations, Neither do bad teachers.
- Listen to Their Students.
What a great article! Thanks Richard M. Reis (PhD, Stanford University) for sharing your experiences and thoughts about some of the qualities that make a good teacher. I suppose we will not understand how good this reflective article is before we read and reflect the full story. Otherwise, it will be like memorizing PowerPoints without understanding the underlying stories (substance) supporting them. Yeah, we are kind of genetically and mentally engineered to digest stories. Stories that are memorable often hang around us for life. Please click here (or the above link) and reflect.
Yeah, it is easy to read about it. What about applying some of these qualities, or characteristics to our own teaching/coaching/facilitating/training/mentoring/nurturing/guiding... :)