Quality Teachers Quality teachers have numerous characteristics. For example, Kambutu (2009) argued that quality teachers have attitudes that foster learning. Although there are various attitudes that increase students’ learning, J. Kambutu (personal communication, January 29, 2009), felt that learners are likely to learn well and succeed when teachers are warm, empathetic, sensitive and enthusiastic. Indeed, Arends (2007, p. 19) concluded that these characteristics allow classroom teachers to develop “authentic human relationships with their students.” The ability to develop human relationships is critical to quality teaching. When educators are unable or unwilling to establish positive human relationships, students’ learning is impacted negatively (Karp, 2008). Meanwhile, to facilitate quality learning, educator must exhibit additional characteristics. References Arends, R.I. (2007). Learning to teach (7th ed.). New York, NY: The McGraw-Hill. Kambutu, J. (2009). Qualities of effective teachers. Retrieved January 29, 2009, from http://www.uwyo.edu/KAMBUTU/Teaching/Resources2.htm Karp, S. (2008). Which of the above? The ’08 election: another high stakes standardized test. Rethinking School, 23 (11), 27-31.