Lanlois and Zales (1992) identified eight proven methods of effective teaching. They say a good teacher has:
- High expectations of student achievement.
- Course methods and routines that are clear to the teacher and student.
- Varied and appropriate teaching method and materials.
- A supportive, cooperative atmosphere.
- Enthusiasm, energy, caring, and maintenance of a nonthreatening atmosphere.
- A manifest belief that their subject is important.
- Relates instruction to student interests.
- Content expertise.