This book discusses 12 Characteristics of Effective Teachers who were successful in getting their students to behave appropriately and to learn the subject matter. It presents heartwarming examples of teachers who saw teaching not as a job, but as a noble mission. This book shares classroom strategies of teachers who made a difference in the lives of their students and in turn-were what inspired those students, in their adult lives, to also become teachers. This book presents true stories written by Education majors as they recount their experiences of being taught (grades K-12) by an effective teacher. It shares actual classroom examples of teachers who manifested each of the 12 Characteristics of an Effective Teacher. By acquiring these 12 characteristics, you too can have a positive impact on the lives of the children you teach.