Paying attention, having students engaged and motivated to learn. Yes, these are what great teachers do for learners. A TED talks video by Bill Gates goes over how we can create better teachers.
“Education is the most important thing to get right… ” Bill Gates.
Teachers talking about teaching; discussing what worked and what didn’t work. Videotaping themselves and showing good techniques–Studying and crafting the teaching profession is a sure fire way to get students learning and improve academic success.
Incidentally enough, this relates to Dr. John Hattie’s work on Visible Learning. He states in his 8 mindframes the simple solution to being an effective teacher: Know thy impact. Evaluating your work and intervening in ways that help students progress and change their thinking is when you know you’ve done good.