I'm sure we've all had teachers in our lives. Most of us can easily make the distinction between a good teacher and a bad teacher. But we all have different ideas about what "good" and "bad" teachers are. This is my opinion... A good teacher is one that has good teaching styles, understands and listens to his or her students, is kind, helpful, and caring, and who makes sure that they give attention to the students individually. I've had plenty of good teachers in the past, but one of the best has been my Algebra teacher this year. He has all of the traits listed above, plus he has a great sense of humor. He gives special attention to all of us, and makes sure that we understand the material. And he's just an all-around nice guy. A bad teacher is one that does not connect with the students whatsoever. He or she will not teach the material effectively and will not spend individual time with his/her students. An example of a bad teacher would be my current Art teacher. Not only is she nasty and ruthless, but she doesn't teach us! She literally sits behind her desk every class and gives us ridiculously hard assignments without telling us how to do them. And she expects us all to have immeasurable talent and produce masterpieces within a couple weeks. :rawr: She is a horrible grader and no one likes her. That might sound mean, but this woman is seriously horrible. And she looks exactly like this. Of course, there are teachers that fit in between these two categories. Some are just "neutral." So, your thoughts?