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A teacher's top priority? Being liked by pupils

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Here’s a question for you, Dear Reader: what is a teacher’s most important quality?

Is it being respected? Being knowledgeable? Remaining fair? 

Well, according to Rod Grant, headmaster of Clifton Hall School in Edinburgh, it’s simple. He says, that the most important part of being a teacher is being liked by your pupils. 

In the future, will your class remember your carefully planned and knowledge-packed lesson on the French revolution? Or your fair allocation of golden stars for the behaviour chart?

Not a chance. What they’ll remember, says Grant, is your kindness, passion and ...

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