Despite being a student, I’m a bit iffy on portraying teachers, let alone entire high school staff, in my first story. The MC is a new teacher with a small class (convenient for novice me), but he struggles with connecting with his students, and at best he is awkward and ‘wishy-washy’. The story’s going to be a romance (with another adult, don’t worry) but this other element would be a sub-plot.
Thus, please tell me certain qualities you appreciate from a teacher, or otherwise dislike; what you think makes or breaks a good-to-perfect teacher. You can even put in some past experiences if you want.
EDIT: As another note, from what you guys and gals would tell me, they would be kind of a goal for my MC. Without spoiling too much, being a teacher wasn’t his first choice but he’s willing to improve and aim to become a ‘better’ teacher. It’s another thing however if he’ll meet those ideals though