When a band or orchestra plays together, the music they create collectively is much more beautiful than what any single musician makes. But there's one person who doesn't play at all. That person is the conductor. However, the conductor performs a very important role and must have great qualities to keep everybody in tune. She or he inspires the musicians to their ultimate level of performance. The same goes for a teacher; qualities of a good teacher are intelligence, patients, and reliability just to name a few.
Thus we have the classroom were the teacher serves as the "leader" sort of speak and must elevate the students to new heights of learning. Teachers that get involved with their students I believe are always the most successful. From a students point of view it tells them that this teacher is very serious about their job and wants us to achieve greatly.
Communication is other great quality of a good teacher. Actually discussing assignments, homework, class work and correcting students of mistakes related to the class is a good sign.
Allow me to give a perfect example of what I mean by communication with the students. To tell Justin age 13 and Lauren age 14 that they misspelled the words no (know), buy (by) and hi (high) is a good quality. Writing is without a doubt difficult, so its better to hear these things and accept then from a person that knows what they're talking about and to not get discourage. Think of it this way, it shows that the teacher is concerned and wants to be helpful.
A teacher that always tells you class assignments in advance is another good quality. It shows fairness and non-bias towards any student. If the teacher writes this down on the black...