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The Qualities of a Good Teacher 

Lauren Slocum
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Updated April 24, 2020 6k votes 709 voters 14.7k views 42 items

Teaching is among the most rewarding and selfless careers out there. Every moment inside a classroom gives a teacher an opportunity to affect childrens' lives by spreading the gift of knowledge. But being a good teacher is no easy feat; the job involves more than just creating lesson plans and dishing out homework assignments. If you're interested in pursuing a teaching career, check out this list of the best qualities in a teacher to see how well you match up.
 

To be a great teacher, you should genuinely enjoy helping humanity. You need to be committed to the idea that education is one of the highest powers and privileges for children and this passion should extend outside of the classroom into your daily and personal life. If you have a background in Philanthropy, have the qualities of a great leader, and are passionate about education, you’d probably be a great teacher!
 

Along with being exceptionally nurturing, the best teachers are also passionate about the subjects they teach. Can you remember your favorite teachers? Everyone has one or two of them who really touched our lives - be it their personalities, their passion, or their particular teaching styles, they played a big role in the student or professional you’ve become. And we’re willing to bet that the reason they left such a lasting impression on you can be found somewhere in this list.
 

So, do you have a relentless passion for education? Do you find yourself revisiting listings for teacher jobs? If you’re considering pursuing a career as a primary school teacher, check out this list of characteristics that we think define a great teacher. If you feel like this list basically defines your personality, it just might be time for you to dive into your career as one of the most timeless and commendable roles on the planet.
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Patient is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Patient
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Dedicated is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Dedicated
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Educated is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Educated
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Respectful is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Respectful
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Engaging is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Engaging
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Open Minded is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Open Minded
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Intelligent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Intelligent
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Passion for the Subject ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Passion for the Subject
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Wise is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Wise
10
Kind is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Kind
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Perceptive is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Perceptive
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Trustworthy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Trustworthy
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Integrity is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Integrity
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Respectable is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Respectable
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Confident is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Confident
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Ethical is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Ethical
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Knowledgeable is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Knowledgeable
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Sincerity is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Sincerity
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Creative is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Creative
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Passionate is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Passionate
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Enthusiastic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Enthusiastic
22
Humility is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Humility
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Resilient is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Resilient
24
Organized is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Organized
25
Accepting is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Accepting