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What is great teaching to you?

Great teaching is difficult to define as it is at least partly subjective, varies based on the discipline, and often varies in the results produced. It also might vary due to other factors, such as parental resources and support of students, school resources, attitudinal differences, etc. Answers can try to provide definitions or explanations of great teaching, and examples of great teachers they have known or who have taught them.


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    Feb 10 2013: Everyone knows that great teaching is about WHO not about WHAT. Great teaching therefore does not depend on the external qualities of the teachers such as their workshop, knowledge or number of certificates, but solely on their personal qualities.

    Jesus, Buddha and Mahomet were all great teachers thanks to their inner qualities, not because they made everything seem plain and simple.

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