What are the top ten tips to be an effective teacher? The purpose of the list to create a state of mindfulness in the teacher. As these ideas become more mindful, the teacher will be sharing the same mindfulness with students. Wellness begins with the teacher, then learning to control their attention can come, if you can quiet yourself. Once students feel that they can calm themselves through breathing it’s like a wow moment. The ultimate goal is self awareness and self regulation. The list below is far from being all inclusive, just a few tips to stimulate and calm your mind.