One of the most important attributes of a successful teacher is the ability to manage the classroom. This is essential if you expect to actually teach the students anything. Classroom management is not just about having well behaved students. It is about building an appropriate relationship with the students. This relationship is built on mutual trust and respect. Additionally, for this relationship to be successful the educator must be able to understand the learning needs of the student. This involves knowing how they learn and what their learning strengths and weaknesses look like and how to build on them. Additionally, it is imperative that you are skilled at both writing and executing lesson plans that meet the varied instructional needs of your learners.