With the first nine weeks of the school year coming to an end, I wondered what students and teachers at Avonworth High School thought about what makes a good teacher and what makes a good student, especially after two years of virtual disruptions due to COVID.
I asked a few students and a few teachers about their opinions on the topic. I received consistent answers.
I first interviewed about what makes a good teacher.
Freshman Cassidy Johncour, whose own father teaches math in the high school, expressed her ideas on what makes a good teacher by revealing “A good teacher is a teacher that helps students when they need it and they teach topics in depth. They help the students understand the topic.”
French teacher, Madame Hart, shows that she agrees by maintaining the same idea. “I think that a good teacher loves the subject that they teach and is masterful in their content, but knows how to break that knowledge down to explain it to their students. They are reasonable and fair. They included a variety of activities to make class fun and engaging. They are able to connect with their students.”
I also asked students and teachers their opinions on what makes a good student.
Freshman Claire Boughton acknowledged that “A good student is somebody that tries their hardest and manages their time well. They put effort into their work even if they don’t understand it.
9th Grade Social Studies, Mock Trial, and Public & International Relations teacher, Mrs. Maisner, concurred with the concept of what makes a good student. She believes “A good student is cooperative, kind, consistent, and able to overcome setbacks.”
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