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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 12 2013: Teaching is an attitude. Where there is somebody teaching, there is a need for someone ready to be taught. Once you have that, you have attention and interest. With that on display, you can go on and offer the right amount of information, knowledge and guidance and build that wonderful and mysterious aura around anything, usually called 'topic' but better if perceived as the 'wow' moment. The final touch would be freedom, for them to go and find out more about it and for you, to build on it and endlessly improving yourself and your teaching.

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