Postbox letter from Mike
Experienced teachers who actually try are worth their weight in gold. You can only learn so much from a book and then you really need to just get your hands dirty.
Postbox letter from Nathan
There are good teachers and bad teachers from all over the world. Country of origin makes no difference in your ability to teach.
How delicious is your pie?
When I lost my cherry to teaching, my pie was all desire. Nowadays it's about half desire and half experience.
Who gets to decide what it means to be a 'good' teacher?
I have to admit that it is easy and tempting to think about teachers in shades of 'good'. But perhaps the reality is that there is no such thing as a good teacher. Or, if you are a glass-half-full sort, every teacher is good (in their own little way).
Postbox letter from Mark
A good teacher to me is someone who has a good understanding of everything that is is expected of him from his employers.