One student framed the question this way: "Would you be able to send me a list of 10 words that effective teachers should possess? Preferably in order from most important to least."
So I did. (Sucker that I am...)
Here's my list of key attributes for effective teachers:
What do you think? Did I capture the essence of effective teaching here? What did I leave out? Would you change the order?
This got me thinking...I gave a presentation on this topic in Intro to Ed last semester. Here's the Prezi I used to introduce the topic: (Caveat: if you're prone to feeling seasick with Prezi, this one might get you...I deliberately used a lot of swooping and zooming as an example of what not to do in their own presentations that they would give later in class--this was my exemplar for them.)
What do you think? What makes an effective teacher so effective?