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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 16 2013: Great teaching requires a connection between student and teacher. The teacher must be able to recognize the strengths and weakness of their student and help guide them to resources. The goal is to help the student learn how to learn.

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