Key points that have helped me are to be prepared, communicate with your class and listen to your students, have activities that incorporate the outcomes you want for that class and be able to adapt to how the class is doing in that moment. I feel it is always a work in progress.
Communication is key and this is why another passage had an asterisks beside it. On page 8, " I will argue in this book that the key to being a good college teacher is regularly collecting data from your students concerning how they are learning, week in week out, and then using that information to guide your decisions." (Brookfield, 2015) I couldn't agree more.
Britzman, D.P. Practice Makes Practice: A Critical Study of Learning to Teach. Albany:State University of new York Press, 2003.
Brookfield, S. D. (2015). The skillful teacher: on technique, trust, and responsiveness in the classroom. Jossey-Bass.