Memorable teachers

The passionate commitment to the subject and to students seen in Motivations and satisfactions features strongly in these clips about the teachers who have inspired those historians featured here. What made these teachers, some at school, some at university, so compelling varies. It includes personality, performance, storytelling, relevance and rigour, respect for students, a caring approach. There is no single memory, but rather a rich variety of experiences. All these clips, however, testify to the power of a great teacher and that these are never forgotten. More reflections on what makes a great teacher can be found in Approaches & methods and What helped me develop.

Made it real

Encouraged me