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November 26, 2013

What Characteristics Make Early Childhood Teachers Effective?

I discovered an article that helps illustrate how wonderfully complex and talented we are as teachers. “Reflecting on their practice, 43 early childhood educators identified characteristics they believed are integral to effective teaching.”

The resulting characteristics include:

  1. Passion
  2. Perseverance
  3. Willingness to take risks
  4. Pragmatism
  5. Patience
  6. Flexibility
  7. Respect for children and families
  8. Creativity
  9. Authenticity
  10. Love of learning
  11. High energy
  12. Sense of humor

Read more here:

Twelve Characteristics of Effective Early Childhood Teachers


Contributed by Jennifer Horner, Education Specialist