I guess this one could get personal because you are probably a teacher of language learners or work with teachers of language learners. But, the question is a good one. I'd like to know if I may have some of the characteristics of an excellent language educator and, although it might be painful, I'd like to know if I have some of the traits that may be hindering my student's learning. So, here we go...
Dixon et al. (March 2012) report that the following teacher characteristics may help you be more successful in affecting student outcomes:
Now, time to reflect and improve - just as we always tell our students to do!
Everyday ELL is now Every Language Learner.