Re: What makes a teacher great?
I think that practice is one thing that makes a teacher great, to keep teaching. Also being a great technician is important to an Aikido teacher. Students emulate their teacher so the teacher must be able to model the correct behavior. To have confidence in the teaching process, not to over teach. To have confidence that students will learn. My Aikido teacher always has a positive way of conveying things to students. To find a positive aspect instead of something the student is doing wrong. No one likes to be criticized. To enjoy teaching, to enjoy the teaching process itself for what it is.