In the February 3, 2010 issue of Education Week web site, retired teacher James Starkey offers what he considers the 10 qualities of a great teacher.

(1) has a sense of humor;

(2) is intuitive;

(3) knows the subject matter;

(4) listens well;

(5) is articulate;

(6) has an obsessive/compulsive side;

(7) can be subversive;

(8) is arrogant enough to be fearless;

(9) has a performer’s instincts;

(10) is a real taskmaster.

What are the 10 qualities of an effective catechist? Let’s begin the “conversation.”  What qualities would be the same and what qualities would be different?  Please share your ideas and experiences?  Here is my list of qualities.