I think you are a good teacher because you never give up on us. You make us think that we "CAN do it."
You say, “I will not go off and leave you. I will give you another example of how to do the problem, until you get it.”
I like that. Knowing that helps to calm me down. It helps my mind
to be more clear.
Last year I feared, deep down inside, that all the students would "get it" before I did and that the teacher would move on to the next big, gigantic, huge, hard-to-understand problem and leave me in the dust. Chalk dust. Pencil shaving dust. Brain dust. But not this year.
Another reason I think you are a good teacher is because you have a sense of humor. You pull your glasses down on your nose and talk in a funny accent. That helps take the scariness out of math. We like it when you teach math the funny way.
You are nice to me…and to all the students.
When a student is sick you keep an eye on him or her all day and ask them how they’re feeling. That makes us know you truly care---not just about just about the curriculum, but about the whole person, the real child. US!