Saturday, August 28, 2010

What makes a great teacher?

Keith Middleton, Associate Superintendent of Mason County Schools, asked some students this question for AOL. The top 11 things he and a co-author of a recent book found students saying were:

* Know us personally, our interests and strengths
* Let us know who they are as individuals
* Smile at us
* Encourage us to participate in school activities
* Spend time beyond class time to help us be successful in their class
* Give us descriptive feedback on assignments
* Tell us why
* Share how what we learn is connected to real life
* Apologize when they make mistakes
* Give meaningful work
* Are energetic, enthusiastic and enjoy their job

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