What are the three top strengths of good teachers?

5.  What are the three top strengths of good teachers?

  1. diligence, intellectual curiosity, fairness
  2. social intelligence, zest, humor
  3. willpower, verbal ability, compassion
  4. trust, honesty, bravery

A: No. 2

Research has shown that the students who gained the most on standardized tests rated their teachers’ top strengths as zest, humor and social intelligence.  When you think about the teachers that have inspired you the most, wasn’t it the ones who had energy, a sense of humor and sensitivity to others?  This research comes from measures of character strengths.

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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 5 May 2012
    Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.

APA Reference
Tomasulo, D. (2012). What Do You Know about Being Happy? The Positive Psychology Quiz. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 22, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/05/05/what-do-you-know-about-being-happy-the-positive-psychology-quiz/

 

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