What makes a good A-Level teacher?

We’re getting to that time of year again when year 12’s are leaving.  In the past I’ve done a questionnaire to find out how my teaching has impacted on their learning, whether they think that there’s anything I should be focusing on.  This year I disposed of the questionnaire and instead we had a slice of cake and discussed what makes a good A level teacher.  I typed the results into bubbl.us (because I love it!).

I started to drift from the path

I have to be honest, I started to forget the golden rules we decided on at the start of this project. I am in the process of constructing an ICT lesson on trench warfare, the likes of which the world has never seen! Dramatics aside the lesson I started to plan lacked the one thing that we promised ourselves it would not lack, and that was a strong learning outcome. I started to ramble on about parts of the trench, put in links to other sites and gave them activities to do. However, I did not stop and think why are they doing this?