GREAT teachers know who they are teaching and adjust their teaching methods accordingly. You don’t teach to a four year old the same way you would to a ten year old. Don’t become a stereotype teacher. Be willing to change depending on the age, ability, personality, level, and the level of the skills you are teaching. GREAT teachers know when they have control over a pupil by eye contact. The pupil is hanging on every word you say if you have eye contact with them. Dougoism: “Great teachers gain motivation from helping children along the path of self discovery. Great teachers know how to expand a child’s horizon. Great teachers develop children who are eager to learn, no matter what the age. For Lesson Plans and advice on teaching swimming visit