So as I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I have to write an essay for the teacher application. I’m almost done with it! I have to write the closing paragraph and then go back and edit. Richard started editing it for me last night too. I love getting another’s perspective on what I write, especially in formal situations.
Anyway… the topic is the qualities of an outstanding teacher. I dropped my former principal an e-mail and asked her suggestion on which topic to address and we agreed this was a good one.
So, it has got me thinking. I know what I believe makes an outstanding teacher/educator, but what do others think? What do other teachers think? What do people who are not in the profession thing? Does it differ once you have kids? Does it reflect the teachers who impacted you or is it based on some stereotype of educators?
So… help me out. What qualities do you feel an outstanding educator should possess??