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The Ideal Teacher
October 4, 2013 at 8:01 PM
What makes an Ideal Teacher...in Your opinion?

Are there should be's and absolutes? Or, are there could be's and maybe's?

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  • jen2150
    by jen2150
    October 4, 2013 at 8:26 PM
    Creativity, imagination, and curiosity. The same things that make a good student. These are absolutes. Creativity is intelligence having fun. "Imagination is more important than knowledge." “Curiosity is more important than knowledge.” “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” ― William Arthur Ward
  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    BJ
    October 4, 2013 at 8:47 PM

     OH, I love this!

    Quoting jen2150:

    Creativity, imagination, and curiosity. The same things that make a good student. These are absolutes. Creativity is intelligence having fun. "Imagination is more important than knowledge." “Curiosity is more important than knowledge.” “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” ― William Arthur Ward

     

  • TidewaterClan
    October 4, 2013 at 9:19 PM

     To me the ideal teacher is one who listens, admits they don't know everything, and bends with the breeze to make learning a wonderful experience for their student(s) and themselves.

  • KrissyKC
    October 4, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    I think the ideal teacher is one that is very excited about the subject and that excitement just helps pick up the kids and carry them with her.

    I'm sure there are other traits, but excitement and joy are two things that keep my kids going strong in something.


  • hwblyf
    by hwblyf
    October 5, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    I think the ideal teacher loves learning.  Loves the topic.

  • QueenCreole313
    October 5, 2013 at 7:43 AM

    Love of the child/student. Love of learning. Patient. Kind. Passionate. Structured yet flexible. Open. Honest. and Encouraging. 

  • KickButtMama
    October 5, 2013 at 8:06 AM

    Patience, and creativity. Oh and a heavy dose of sarcasm....no? Ok, so I'm describing myself..lol..

  • KickButtMama
    October 5, 2013 at 8:06 AM

    I completely agree! A love of learning by the teacher will be shared w/ the students.

    Quoting hwblyf:

    I think the ideal teacher loves learning.  Loves the topic.


  • kirbymom
    October 5, 2013 at 2:56 PM
    Inspiration.
    I think a teacher who inspires a student to do more than that student ordinarily would do, is an ideal teacher.

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