What makes a teacher great?

  • Good Teachers Are Strong Communicators.
  • Good Teachers Listen Well.
  • Good Teachers Focus on Collaboration.
  • Good Teachers Are Adaptable.
  • Good Teachers Are Engaging.
  • Good Teachers Show Empathy.
  • Good Teacher Have Patience.
  • Good Teacher Share Best Practices.

Those teachers can be professors, educators, instructors, lecturers, tutors and more.

  • Communication Skills. Effective communication is a critical asset to acquire in both professional and in intimate environments.
  • Listening Skills.
  • Friendly Attitude.
  • Patient.
  • Strong Work Ethic.
  • Organizational Skills.
  • Preparation.
  • Discipline Skills.

Great teachers are warm and accessible. They respect and understand students, and can relate to the way they feel. By valuing all students’ ideas and opinions, teachers help students learn to respect and listen to others. Ultimately, class is more about them – the students – than it is about the educators.

Although there are many different ways to teach effectively, good instructors have several qualities in common. … They are prepared, set clear and fair expectations, have a positive attitude, are patient with students, and assess their teaching on a regular basis.

5 roles that a teacher must fill

  1. Resource. One of the top roles a teacher must fill is that of a resource specialists.
  2. Support. Students are the ones who need support when learning a new skill or piece of information.
  3. Mentor. One of the biggest roles a teacher may have is that of a mentor.
  4. Helping hand.
  5. Learner.

The top five qualities of a great teacher, according to students, are:

  • The ability to develop relationships with their students.
  • Patient, caring, and kind personality.
  • Knowledge of learners.
  • Dedication to teaching.
  • Engaging students in learning.

Teacher-Centered Methods of Instruction

See also What makes a teacher great?, How important is education for everyone? and What makes a good student?


  • Direct Instruction (Low Tech)
  • Flipped Classrooms (High Tech)
  • Kinesthetic Learning (Low Tech)
  • Differentiated Instruction (Low Tech)
  • Inquiry-based Learning (High Tech)
  • Expeditionary Learning (High Tech)
  • Personalized Learning (High Tech)
  • Game-based Learning (High Tech)

What are the most common teaching methods?

It is observed that the most common teaching methods are traditional lecturing (63,1%), testing (35,9%), narration (35,9%) and exercises (30,8%).

The most common teaching methods during the studies (%) 
Figure shows students’ opinion about the most common teaching methods

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