"It takes more than good qualifications to become a good teacher."
To what extent do you agree?
I had a mixture of teachers when I (1) learned / studied at school. Some were interesting and some were boring, some were (2) excellence / excellent and others were not so good. But what does it take to make a good teacher?
One of the best teachers I have ever had was when I (3) enrolled / took a course in ancient history at university. I had never been very (4) interest / interested in history before, but this teacher managed to make the classes so (5) entertainment / entertaining that it was never dull. However, there is more to being a good teacher than personality. My history teacher at school had only a limited knowledge of his subject and I don't think that we (6) knew / learned a great deal from him. It is (7) clear / clearly that good qualifications can also be important.
A good teacher needs to use their (8) imagine / imagination to create lessons that are (9) helping / helpful as well as (10) education / educational. They also need to gain the (11) respect / respectful of their students. Such teachers are usually (12) extreme / extremely popular with students. It is (13) important / importantly for teachers to be (14) genuine / genuinely interested in their students and their job in order to do it well. Perhaps there would be fewer problem students in schools if there were more 'good' teachers.