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Characteristics of a Perfect Student

Updated on June 19, 2013

My Perfect Students


My Students Are Perfect Students

I teach children with special educational needs. Some of these children have learning differences, some have behavioral disorders, and others have physical disabilities. I teach children in the autism spectrum, children with auditory processing problems, children with emotional behaviors, children with dyslexia, children who have attention deficit disorders with or without hyperactivity and children who have a combination of some or all of the above.

My students are special children. They must work harder than those children in the regular education class to just keep up with their peers. Where a student in the regular education classroom could take ten minutes to complete an activity, one of my students may take up to an hour for the same activity.

If students in the regular education class would work as hard as the students in my special education classroom do, they would all have perfect scores and, even more important, be prepared to learn for life.

10 Characteristics of a Perfect Student

  • Students are prepared for class. They have all of their supplies, paper, pencils, and any other needed items close and ready to use. They have studied their lessons and completed any assignments.
  • Students are ready to listen and learn. They are not playing around or talking with friends. Their minds are on the lesson and not on what they are going to do later at home.
  • As the teacher is speaking, students are listening and asking questions when they don’t understand something. The teacher knows that students are paying attention by listening to the questions. A great student wants to understand everything about the lesson.
  • Students want to learn. They don’t want to come in to class and just sit and waste time until the bell rings, they get involved and actively take part in the learning process. They know that they must participate in order to take full advantage of what the teacher is trying to teach.
  • When it comes time to work, students do their best. They don’t just go down the page and answer questions, they research to find the best answer. They don’t take the easy way out, they put in the hard work to get the best answer.
  • Students know how important learning is and try to motivate others to do their best. When a friend is talking and should be working, a great student will redirect their friend to the assignment. If a friend is having difficulty, a great worker will guide them to the right answers. A great student will not give his friend the answer, but will give them the information to find the answer.
  • Students know how to solve problems. Not just 1+1=2, but how to find the information in their textbooks, online or through life. They know how to work with others to get the best answer and how best to get others to get along and solve problems.
  • Students know that their behavior is also key to learning. They know that if they are off task, talking and creating a scene, they can’t learn and they keep other from learning, as well.
  • Students stick with a problem until it gets solved. They don’t give up at the first sight of trouble. If they can’t get the answer one way, they find another way to get it solved. They are persistent and keep on going.
  • Students have fun learning. This doesn’t mean they are playing around and goofing off, it means that they actually enjoy the process of learning. They love learning and teaching new strategies. They love to spread their fun of learning with others.

Follow These Characteristics To Become A Perfect Student

There are many more characteristics of a perfect student, but these are a great start. My students must do all of these things in order to learn to the best of their ability. All students can take these suggestions to do the same.


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    • justateacher profile image

      LaDena Campbell 5 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Jephiter - thanks for reading! I'm glad this can help you!

    • Jephiter S Ondari profile image

      Ondari S Jephiter 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      I am a college student and I know the tips will help me a lot.

      Thank you

    • justateacher profile image

      LaDena Campbell 5 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      CarlySullens - thanks for reading! These suggestions aren't for every child - some learn differently than others - like your son...In my classroom, every child is able to move around as much as they need to...some are all over the place, while others sit quietly in their seats...

    • CarlySullens profile image

      CarlySullens 5 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      I can see some of these characteristics in my kids. Mostly in my daughter. My son displays a different kind of learning style, though eager to learn and wanting to learn, he just get's too eager sometimes and his whole body comes involved. Luckily, they have him in a smaller classroom to get more one on one attention, so he can move around.

    • justateacher profile image

      LaDena Campbell 5 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Girishpuri...thank you for reading...I do my best at being a good teacher!

    • girishpuri profile image

      Girish puri 5 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      You reminded me my old student days, i hardly qualify for 2=3, but your hub confirms you must be a great teacher, my regards to you. Great hub, God bless.

    • justateacher profile image

      LaDena Campbell 5 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Redberry...I try to be a good teacher.....and I have perfect students!

    • justateacher profile image

      LaDena Campbell 5 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      I would agree Frank...but I'm not perfect and my students I don't know how that worked :-)

    • Redberry Sky profile image

      Redberry Sky 5 years ago

      Lovely Hub, Justateacher - from reading this I'll bet you're a really good teacher - here's to all your students being perfect!

    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      a great hub justateacher.. I always thought perfect students are a product of perfect teachers.... am I wrong?

    • justateacher profile image

      LaDena Campbell 5 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Thank you for reading, Barbara! It would be great if students could be perfect all the time!

    • Barbara Kay profile image

      Barbara Badder 5 years ago from USA

      I imagine there is never a "perfect" student, at least not perfect all the time. Wouldn't it be nice if every student was like this all the time? I voted this up.

    • justateacher profile image

      LaDena Campbell 5 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Gmarquardt...thanks for reading...glad you liked it...

    • gmarquardt profile image

      gmarquardt 5 years ago from Hill Country, Texas

      When I read the title, I was almost positive this was going to be completely blank.... lol, great hub!

    • justateacher profile image

      LaDena Campbell 5 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      collegedad - glad you are enjoying my hubs! Thank you for reading!

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      collegedad 5 years ago from The Upper Peninsula

      Thanks for all the great teaching hubs. I'm not in the classroom yet, but it wonderful to read all you insights.


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