Listen as a group of people talk about what they think makes a good teacher.
What makes a good teacher? Well, I think that a good teacher is able to listen well to a student's concerns, answer questions well, explain anything that the student might not understand. I remember my favorite teacher in elementary school, she was always able to listen attentively to the students and in reverse we were able to listen attentively to her when she would explain or teach us something.
Ray / United States
Good teacher, good teacher, good teacher. Well, one thing that makes a good teacher is somebody who has the ability to place themselves in the mind of the student, the person who is trying to learn whatever the subject is. A lot of people who are experts in a field, they know it very, very, very well, but they've forgotten what it was like to be somebody who doesn't know that field. So they take certain things for grantedwhen they explain and as a result, they leave things out that somebody who doesn't know the field needs to know in order to understand what is being said.
Demelza / Australia
I think what makes a good teacher is someone that can identify both what they think the students need in their class and also be able to provide a way that students can understand different things for example grammar and make the classroom an enjoyable experience too.
Jeff / Canada
What I think makes a good teacher is patience and love for you work. I think you have to love teaching to be a really good teacher. And I think you need patience and you really want to see the students succeed. And that's what makes a good teacher I think.
Nydja / United States
A good teacher is a person who challenges their students at every turn and breaks down their accepted norms and teaches them to be open to new ones.
Hoa / Vietnam
What makes a good teacher? That's a hard question. Well, I think a good teacher should be knowledgable, first of all. I think he or she should be dedicated to his work. He should be good at convincing, talking -- what I mean is like they should have communication skills to interact with students and to make the students work. So maybe dedication, knowledge, and communication skills could make a good teacher.