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What makes a great teacher?

I have had my share of good and bad teachers. Some more than others brought a new perceptive to my academic career. However is it not just the teacher but also the student that affects how much he gets out from the class as well.
What do you believe?

Topics: education

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    Sep 13 2011: Well if you just look at it as communication then there is always responsibility on both parts. The students job is two part; 1. Interest 2. Effort the teachers is also two part 1. Knowledge 2. Delivery.

    Both parties must be great at both of their parts or at least good for effective learning. It is that simple in theory but very difficult to master with other obstacles. It takes a lot of practice and letting go of assumptions to get good at all of those things.
    • Sep 14 2011: and effort on the students part

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