Today in science class, I had students answer this question: What makes a great teacher? We are working on a project where they will be teaching other students about volcanoes. Since they will be taken on the role of a “teacher” I wanted them to really think about the characteristics of good teachers.
Here are their responses:
- Explains things first, then lets you try
- Asks questions
- Has celebrations
- Lets you experience new things
- Speaks loud and clearly
- Allows you to make things or experience things
- Cares a lot
- Open to your questions and opinions
- Are happy
- Gives examples
- Uses games and prizes
- Makes me understand
What is a good list of things to strive for as a teacher! What other things would you add?