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Machiavelli_mania 1 year, 1 month ago

A good teacher views the uniqueness of the individual and teaches to their uniqueness. A good teacher protests the vast amount of inane, senseless rules that the student must follow.

"Hey teach, is it ok if I BREATHE??!!"

Typical Reply: "No, you will have to wait until you get home, for there is a district policy against the students taking a breath on school property."

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kansasdaughter 1 year, 1 month ago

Love for children and learning.

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Liberty275 1 year, 1 month ago

Knowing how to stress students so they will learn. I always had a policy as a GTA that if any student did not know the answer on a test, they only needed to walk up to my desk and ask and I would prod them along into finding the correct answer. They thought the tests were to gauge what they knew when in fact they were written to make them think through problems and burn into their minds what I had told them would be on the test.

It's a high calling and takes an obsessive desire to pass along knowledge.

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g_rock 1 year, 1 month ago

Putting more good into a kid than the normal pre-teen angsty world take out of the kid....

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George_Braziller 1 year, 1 month ago

A good teacher recognizes that there are many different ways individual students learn. It's not "one size fits all" and they are able to modify how they teach or change the perspective so the student understands it.

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jonas_opines 1 year, 1 month ago

Horn-rimmed glasses, business skirt, and a paddling stick.

Or maybe that was an internet video that I saw . . . .

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CWGOKU 1 year, 1 month ago

Today is Teacher's Day in Albania

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msezdsit 1 year, 1 month ago

Don't ask brownback because he thinks all teachers are bad.

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CWGOKU 1 year, 1 month ago

"That's some quality discourse there, Autie."

Teachers Pet!

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The_Original_Bob 1 year, 1 month ago

"The good teacher communicates clearly and concisely with the student and keeps them on topic with a higher level of discourse. When the student can walk away and tell others they got something out of the experience, they did well."

That's some quality discourse there, Autie.

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havecents 1 year, 1 month ago

Leadership, respect for difference, patience, flexibility, effective communication skills, and parents who give a crap.

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avarom 1 year, 1 month ago

A good teacher enjoys going to work each morning and is able to teach children to listen and learn effectively. And, encourages children to communicate their ideaology!

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Kathy Getto 1 year, 1 month ago

Servant leadership, the rest will follow.

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autie 1 year, 1 month ago

The good teacher communicates clearly and concisely with the student and keeps them on topic with a higher level of discourse. When the student can walk away and tell others they got something out of the experience, they did well.

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CWGOKU 1 year, 1 month ago

Eyes in the back of the head. Also, lots of patience. Maybe a 12 step program.

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jayhaitch 1 year, 1 month ago

A good specials teacher in elementary school needs a very effective immune system.

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Russell Fryberger 1 year, 1 month ago

An open mind, compassion, dedication, leadership, patience, to name just a few.

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Andini 1 year, 1 month ago

Won hoo tot me how two reed an right.

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