Well first off I would like to thank you for replying to my blog so quickly :).
The top 5 things that I would say to a teacher to try and get students to learn to maximum potential are the following:
1." Relevant learning"
When I say relevant learning I mean try and teach the subject so that it will fit into the students everyday life. You also have to make the lesson fun for the student especially if they are like me and cant focus on one assignment for 45 minutes unless its something that keeps us moving and active so were not thinking about how boring school is for us.
2. "Motivate your Students"
Now for motivating your students, im not sure about everyone but I know for myself when a teacher is really open with the classroom and dosn't mind cracking some jokes or letting the students have some fun but to a certain point. Im not sure if this really answers motivation but for me I get more motivated to go to a classroom when i know the teacher is flexable with me and my learing needs and is not afraid to put some of his/her time to help me achieve that credit.
3. "Mutual Respect"
I dont know why I didn't put this one first considering its my biggest passion in the school system and I mean this in the way that when I walk into the classroom I can say hey whats up Mr or Mrs whatever and its not all wierd and awkward