To become a great teacher, you have to do more than studying at university and receiving High Distinctions and smashing out your professional practical experiences. It involves extending and continually developing your pedagogical philosophy. This could involve listening and accepting other educators and their philosophies, in order to expand learning and acknowledgement of theories, which can later be influenced and reflected during practical experiences within classrooms and when completing university assessment tasks.
A recent blog by Courtney Green highlights a key and interesting point; “Push student teachers harder, stick with them once they’re in the classroom, and integrate them into their schools’ communities.”
Online, there are numerous website that outline key characteristics of being a great teacher, including this one fantastic and friendly website.