Research shows that great teachers inspire their students through strong interpersonal relationships while impersonal, results-oriented teachers tend to turn students off learning. Brilliant educators have four key attributes: a high level of inner strength that allows them to hold their realness and self-authority in the difficult situations they will often find themselves; the ability to genuinely accept, trust and warmly care for every student without judgement; the ability to empathize with each student, to see and respond to their unique situation and current experience; and lastly the ability to facilitate learning rather than dictate learning.
• Self-authority and personal realness
• Place high value and trust in students
• Empathetic acceptance of others
• Facilitators of student learning