Is it time for teachers to show their lighter side? ’Kindness is the single most important quality students want in their teacher, according to a new survey. In a survey conducted last month, pupils identified the traits they looked for most in a great teacher. A kind nature was backed by 27 per cent; good listening skills were seen as important by 15 per cent; while organising fun lessons, or being funny, was rated top by 13 per cent and 10 per cent of children respectively, according to YouGov. Only 9 per cent of students thought being knowledgeable was important, with 3 per cent adding that not shouting was a virtue. The survey involved 586 children, aged 6-15, being questioned in the first week of August.’ Find out what other traits pupils found important in their teachers: https://www.tes.com/news/what-pupils-want-teachers-kindness-and-humour What do you think of the results of the survey? What do you think are the top five traits that teachers should possess?