Several weeks ago, I was told by someone who had never seen me teach, "You are such a good teacher!" I graciously replied, "Thank you!" but my over-analytical mind went straight to, "Why would you say that? You've never been in my classroom. Just because you heard about a cool activity I did, doesn't mean I'm a gifted teacher."
So, I began thinking, What does it mean to be a good teacher? I brainstormed using Popplet and here's the mind map I created: