What are the 5 habits of an effective teacher?

I've listed the 5 habits of an effective teacher as they were recently shared on social media. I watch social media closely and it's my job to share some of the hot topics on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other outlets that teachers, principals, students, and parents are contributing.

We are Teachers recently shared a post from Edutopia about the 5 habits of an effective teacher. You can see that post below.

1.) Enjoys Teaching:
Students can tell if you're passionate about what you're doing. If you're not interested, then chances are they're not interested either.

2.) Embraces Change:
Things change, and adapting to that change is essential in most aspects of life, including teaching. You can't do anything effectively if you don't adapt to change.

3.) Spreads Positivity:
Have you ever heard the phrase you'll catch more flies with honey than vinegar? Well, it's true! Being positive is a sure-fire way to make everyone's experience more enjoyable.

4.) Finds Inspiration:
Without inspiration, you're going to burn out. To keep yourself and your students happy and healthy, you need to keep seeking inspiration.

5.) Makes a Difference:
The whole point of teaching is to make a difference in your students' lives. If you're not making a difference, you might want to try following habits 1-4 more.

habits of an effective teacher

What would you add to this list? Do you agree with everything on this list? Do you have any suggestions for teachers to achieve these five habits more easily?

Tori Pakizer is the Social Media Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms, and specializes in how teachers use Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media. You can follow Tori and SimpleK12 on Twitter @SimpleK12. If you have ideas for using social media in schools, please send your information or tip to editor@simplek12.com.