Thought Provoking The Qualities of a Good Teacher  

Lauren Slocum
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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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Respectful is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Respectful

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Patient is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Patient

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Dedicated is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Dedicated

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Engaging is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Engaging

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Wise is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Wise

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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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Kind is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Kind

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Respectable is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Respectable

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Passion for the Subject is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Passion for the Subject

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Educated is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Educated

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Confident is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Confident

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Intelligent is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Intelligent

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Ethical is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Ethical

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Integrity is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Integrity

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Perceptive is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Perceptive

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Trustworthy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Trustworthy

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Sincerity is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Sincerity

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Knowledgeable is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Knowledgeable

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Creative is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Creative

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Enthusiastic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Enthusiastic

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Versatile is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Versatile

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Passionate is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Passionate

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Organized is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Organized

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Humility is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Humility

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Self-aware is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Self-aware

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Well-adjusted is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Well-adjusted

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Resilient is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Resilient

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Accepting is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Accepting

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Reflective is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Reflective

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Forgiving is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Forgiving

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Warm is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Warm

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Experienced is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Experienced

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Evolving is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Evolving

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Humble is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Humble

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Savvy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Savvy

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Assertive is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Assertive

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High Expectations is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
High Expectations

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Modest is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Modest

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Tough is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Tough

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Wise is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Wise

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Sophisticated is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
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Hip is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Hip

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Young is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Young

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Young is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Qualities of a Good Teacher
Young