What characteristics and qualities should a good teacher possess? I believe if a teacher possesses the following characteristics and qualities, he/she can become a very good teacher with large fan base too.
1. Friendliness and Congeniality
I think the most important characteristic of a good teacher can have is to be friendly and congenial with his students. It is a plus if his students can share their problems with him, without being afraid or hesitant.
2. Deep Knowledge and a Great Education
Another important characteristic of a good teacher is his knowledge and own education. There is a saying that ‘a teacher is only as good as his knowledge is.’
3. A Good Communicator
One of the very important characteristics of a good teacher is his communication skills. He should be a very good speaker. This characteristic will provide benefits in several ways.
4. A Good Listener
Apart from being a good communicator, a good teacher should also have the characteristic of being an even better listener. As there is Turkish proverb: “If speaking is silver; then listening is gold.”
5. A Good Sense of Humor
A good teacher should also have the quality and characteristic of having a good sense of humor.
The last but obviously one of the most important characteristics to have in his box of qualities: he should be a gentle, kind, chivalrous, and benevolent person. Students should love him, and when they do love him, they idolize him. Then ultimately, they will respect him, will do the homework, and eventually will bring greater outputs and results.