I think that to be a good teacher you have to first understand your student. Trying the same techniques over and over again ignores the fact that everyone works differently. This is why I strive to get on my student's wavelength, to discover what works for them. Also I believe that, even at a young age, it is important to see the relevance of what you are learning in the real world. I believe this encourages students, as it encourages me, to see the importance in what you are studying.