For last few weeks I have been studying online with Andrew Ng on coursera.org and Salman Khan on khanacademy.org. Both them are superb teachers and I observed these similarities:
- They have a very warm and straight forward approach while discussing matters.
- A good sense of humor.
- They know what to hide and what to share on a topic. When you have teachers like that even an average learner like me won't get intimidated with the vastness and complexities of subjects.
- They strongly encourage learning attitude against the attitude of outshining others.
- They are very modest and always discuss their shares of failures very constructively.