In honor of Teacher Appreciation Day, we’re pushing past the
smokescreens of movie days and silly substitutes to find out what makes a
teacher truly awesome. Do you have a Professor Lupin on your schedule? Tell us
what makes him or her fabulous in the comments.
She…doesn’t play favorites
In fact, you’re pretty sure she likes everyone. Yep, even the class
clown—who likes her so much, he tones
down his antics for 40 minutes a day to get his learning on. This teacher
always has a kind word for her students.
He…teaches to everyone
Different people learn in different ways, which can be tricky with a
teacher who only lectures, or someone
who prefers constant hand-out. Your teach combines visual, aural and
kinesthetic techniques to make sure everyone is always learning to the best of
She…makes sure you understand
There’s no fast forward in this class. Before this teacher presses on
with the next chapter, she takes stock of every student…and knows that even if
you don’t raise your hand to ask a question, your silence and worried expression
mean she needs to do a recap. And even better? She does it…without singling you
He…doesn’t embarrass anyone
So you got the wrong answer or are obviously day dreaming in class.
Does this guy call on you out of the blue or tsk tsk his way through the
explanation? Nope, and that’s what makes him great. Even if you’re struggling
or not paying attention 24/7, he’ll calmly and coolly refocus you and get you
You’ve got three papers, two projects and a lacrosse tournament to tackle
this weekend. And this teacher understands that that’s kind of impossible. When
you ask—in advance and with a guarantee you’ll turn in your best work—for an
extension, she’s flexible about granting it to you.
He…treats you like an adult
This teacher’s not one to put up with fooling around or talking in
class. But as long as you act like the mature student you are, you can sit
where you want, eat snacks in class and take notes your way—or not. You don’t
need to have your hand held, and he gets that. Phew!
Tell us about your best teachers
in the comments, cuties!
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 5/6/2014 3:22:00 PM
POSTED IN school, teacher trouble, end-of-the-year fun