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Every parent with a school-age child understands how much a good teacher can influence a child. For most kids, their motivation comes from wanting to please the teacher. It’s why they complete assignments and it’s why the student strives to do well on it. If the child doesn’t like the teacher, it may be very hard to motivate him or her to do well.
But there are other reasons why good teachers are important. Teachers who love their students can help boost their students’ self esteem and show them that they’re special. Teachers can also help their students gain a love for learning. For kids who don’t have the best home life, a good teacher can create an environment where these kids want to be — a haven that is safe and comfortable.
So what makes a good teacher? You’d think the most important thing would be a teacher who teaches well, but in reality, a good teacher is one that loves his or her students. It’s a teacher who loves teaching and wants all of the students to succeed.
Another important quality is understanding. There are many teachers who don’t get that sometimes no matter how hard students try, they aren’t able to get a concept or aren’t able to concentrate in class. This could be because of a learning disability such as dyslexia or because of having ADD.
Students need to know that they can approach their teacher and ask questions without being made to feel unimportant or stupid.