Q:

My neighbors and I were discussing what makes a good student. What do you think? -- Unknown Qualities

A:

Research shows that teachers place more emphasis on personal characteristics than academic skills. Most want to see students who are motivated, curious, self-disciplined, respectful toward teachers and persistent. They also consider children good students if they are willing to ask questions. Other qualities that teachers appreciate are being trustworthy, problem solvers, hard workers and honest.