What Characteristics Makes A Good Teacher? Essay

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What characteristics make a good teacher? This is a question that many people will hear more than once throughout their life. Some qualities that come to mind (for me) are: having the ability to prepare your students for future classes, having a friendly attitude toward your students, having the respect of the student community as a whole, having the ability to make great applications in many different fields inside and outside of class, having an inspirational aura, and having the ability to transform the lives of your students. After thinking about all of these qualities, I feel as if there was one teacher at my old high school that has all of these qualities plus more. Her name is Mrs. Kathleen Kunkle. She was my English and literature teacher for two years at my old high school. Let me explain why I feel she is the best teacher I have ever had.
The first reason that she deserves the title of being the best teacher I ever had is that she completely changed the level of confidence I had when it came to writing papers. When I graduated from middle school, I was not very good at writing papers at all. In fact, I often struggled with them in middle school. This was no different when I entered my freshman English class in high school. My teacher for English that year really enjoyed watching us suffer, and I felt even less confident in my work after I left his class. My sophomore year was fairly similar when it came to English, but it all changed my junior year when I was…

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