Being an excellent teacher is no easy task. What's the best trait you admired?

@Jenaisle (3803)
August 15, 2008 2:42am CST
They say that being the most intelligent teacher does not necessarily mean being the BEST teacher. At one time or another in our lifetimes, we have come been students. We came across teachers who have touched our lives, some may even have changed us into what we are now. Was there any teacher ( prep school, highschool, college, postgraduate school) whom you admired and who had inspired you to be what you are now? Or was there any teacher who had prompted you, instead to be cynical and negative?
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@cjmobxnc (137)
• United States
15 Aug 08
The teacher that has most inspired my was my band director. Actually, he was my sisters teacher at the time when I first met him. She was in the 7th grade at the time, and I was only in the 2nd grade. Our father passed away in October of that year, and he stepped in right away to help both my sister and I get through that tough time.
@dagda24 (367)
15 Aug 08
I was really lucky when I was at school as I had lots of good teachers. I often think of them now and wonder what they are doing. I remember them fondly as they helped me a lot. I think the qualities of a good teacher are varied. Patience is always very important, especially with those who do not learn as fast others. I also think adaptability is very important too, as the teaching methods that work for one pupil will not necessarily work for all. I think the best teachers are the ones that recognise this and adapt their teaching style to best suit the pupil they are trying to help. I think the worst teachers I had were all art teachers. I was never very good at art, I don't have a steady hand or the creative flare to the things that look good together. I would always try very hard but still not be very good and because I wasn't very good I always got told off for not trying! Couldn't win!
@izhuce13 (160)
• China
15 Aug 08
I was very lucky that duriing each period of my school days, i have one good teacher at least.they gived much courage and power to me ,and they taught me a lot of knowledge, both study and life.