The last few weeks I've been thinking a lot on what it takes to be a good teacher in my eyes. It turns out I have incredibly high standards - I justify that by holding myself to the same standards.
Here's my key diagnostic question - are the students interested, excited, and engaged?
Looking for ways to express my frustration and convey my standards to a colleague I turned to my trusty web-based resources and found a couple of slideshows on Slideshare.net that make some excellent points. Below is the first one I'll share, it's very academic but "nails it"