5. A Good and Influential Teacher Facilitates Learning Experience.
To facilitate, with roots from the Latin word facile, means to make something easy.
A good teacher holds students back whenever they notice habitual actions being done wrongly by us, students. He/she should be keeping us on track to holistic development and should never overlook hindrances to perfection.
Holding back, for me, means that the teacher warns students, offers corrections respectfully, and guides to the correct ways.
4. A Good and Influential Teacher Correlates Lessons/Topics to the Real World.
Based on my experiences as a student, teachers always have high chances of maintaining a positive relationship with students in the classroom if they mix topics/lessons with values and other matters deemed practical.
Teachers should enlighten us about that world out there. It helps when they correlate lessons and topics to the world beyond the four corners of the classroom.
3. A Good and Influential Teacher Uses Constructive Criticism.
When rating the outputs of students, a good teacher has to have a good skill of discernment in labeling whether a work is exemplary or is needing improvement. A good teacher points out the positive and negative aspects of the work not in an argumentative manner but in an approachable one.
Teachers, remember that a criticism out of valid points and reasonable suggestions will always mold students to improve on their work and feel enlightened instead of feeling humiliated.
2. A Good and Influential Teacher Is Genuinely Concerned.
These teachers do track their student's progress and confer their concerns to the students in cases of low performance or disinterest with the subject.
The ultimate telltale sign for me:
1. A Good and Influential Teacher Does Not Do Actions of Misconduct.
To my teachers,
Be nice to me, please :)
I hope we can get along this school year.