We all have that one teacher or a few teachers whose classes we are always ready to walk into ready to learn. These teachers have special tricks or qualities that make them stand out from other teachers. Here are a few words that students discussed about what teachers do to make them want to learn.
Junior Caroline Otten said, “Having presentations and interacting with the students so it's more alive in the classroom.”
Junior Brande Kubiak replied with, “Interacts with the class, has a set routine, and doesn't have a monotone voice.”
Senior Brandon Young said, “Adds humor into their teaching. If a teacher is boring and has no sense of humor, you don't want to do anything but sleep.”
Haleigh Nicholas, junior, responded with, “The teacher makes the classroom feel like a comfortable learning area.”
Junior Chloe Kearney expressed, “If the teacher is loud and looks nice. If they are loud then it's easier to learn because you can hear them.”
Freshman Kate Jones responded with, “Includes relevant things.”
Maria Sheible, junior, stated, “If a teacher understands that a concept is hard and does everything in his/her power to help the class understand the material instead of sending them off to figure it out on their own, that makes me enjoy the class a little more and want to actually learn the topic instead of dreading it.”
She also included, “Sometimes a teacher will find certain ways to help a class learn the material. These ways may come in forms of lecturing, class discussions, powerpoints, etc.”
David Miller, junior, added, “When teachers seem personally invested into their subject that they are teaching. When a teacher likes the subject and is happy to teach it.”
Sophomore Destiney Quick addressed, “Activities! I love when a teacher incorporates activities into the lesson because it makes the lesson not so boring and also helps me focus and learn the material better.”
She also elaborated, “Small talk, of course. I love when teachers, such as Mr. Tucker, incorporate small talk into a lesson. It makes the lesson a little less boring and more fun. And come on, who doesn't love it when Mr. Tucker cracks a good joke when someone gets up to blow their nose?”
Junior Payton Burkhardt expressed, “When they motivate you to do better. When teachers make lessons interesting and relatable.”
As you know, many teachers have different ways of teaching their subjects. Some ways students may enjoy more than others. Along with this, every student has a different way of comprehending what is being taught to them. If a teacher and their class can find a way to teach that will help everyone, then the students will want to learn more. After these responses, you can infer that most students prefer lessons to be more involved and interactive.