CorePlanner Blog

6/26/2014

Accomplished Teacher Series: What Makes a Great Teacher?


5 - Great teachers can always justify and explain a decision they made or something they did that affects their students. Great teachers will never do something just because that's the way it has always been done...

4 - Great teachers don't care about how well they did or how hard they worked. Great teachers care about how much their students learn and how much their students grow. Great teachers are able to shift the focus off of them and keep the focus on their students...

3 - Great teachers expect and demand a lot from their colleagues. Great teachers want to be a part of something bigger than themselves, and they believe that through collaboration and teamwork we can all achieve more...

2 - Great teachers are always looking for ways to improve their craft and hone their skills. Great teachers are not interested in finding the next new shiny tool, they are interested in finding the next new shiny tool that will improve student learning and success...

1 - Great teachers will always value the relationships with their students over everything else. Great teachers know that when the students know you care and know you are there to help, there is nothing that can't be done or accomplished...

See the entire list at Justin T's blog:

http://www.justintarte.com/2012/02/10-ways-to-be-great-teacher.html