What Makes an Exceptional Teacher?

Kay Packard
Kay Packard

What Makes an Exceptional Teacher?

When looking for a teacher in the professional healing arts, and specifically hand analysis, there are many aspects to take into consideration.  High quality teachers have an extensive knowledge of the subject matter, curriculum and standards, a caring attitude, and a love of learning; experience facilitating groups of individuals and expectations, a desire to make a difference in the lives of students, and those lives who the student will touch.

– Exceptional teachers set high expectations for all students while meeting each student where she is emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually.

– Exceptional teachers have clear, written-out objectives for each class and/or program. With integrity, they follow through with commitments. Students do better when they have a clear idea what to expect and receive what is expected.

– Exceptional teachers are prepared and organized. They are in their classrooms (and tele-calls) early and ready to teach. They offer homework assignments and hands-on practice plans to build subject knowledge.

– Exceptional teachers help students see differently. Effective teachers use intuition, scientific facts (reliable and repeatable data) while also asking “why” questions. Students learn better when they are challenged to look at all sides of the subject matter and are given plenty of time to ask and answer questions.

– Exceptional teachers communicate effectively, engage all students and treat each student with dignity and respect.

– Exceptional teachers form strong heart-centered relationships with their students and show that they care. They are warm, enthusiastic, considerate and caring. Students feel supported when their teachers are available to them during and outside of scheduled class time.

– Exceptional teachers are masters of their subject and spend time continuing to gain knowledge in their field of expertise. They present the material with enthusiasm and instill hunger in their students to study and practice.

– Exceptional teachers help students build confidence through praise, appropriate correction, and individualized guidance.

– Exceptional teachers pursue and exhibit life experience to support their curriculum and overall teaching objectives.

– Exceptional teachers give the student cause to be both fulfilled and delighted about the learning institution or academy where they are or have been taught.

– Exceptional teachers gratefully acknowledge their sources of content and pay homage to their revered teachers and mentors.

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Written by Kay Packard, M.A. Director of the American Academy of Hand Analysis * Inspired by www.greatschools.org *  Contributing Editor Linda Salazar * Visit www.AcademyofHandAnalysis.org

AAHA Associate Faculty

AAHA Teacher Lindsay Morlock
Lindsay Morlock, Teacher

Lindsay Morlock, Certified Scientific Hand Analyst, assists those with a deep desire for self-awareness and interest in discovering their true purpose in this lifetime.  She has a BA in Psychology from Gettysburg College and an MA in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Tech. She believes more fulfillment, more joy, more love, and more from life begin with a deep understanding of who you are and what your purpose and lessons are here on Earth. The hands provide a blueprint of your soul and thus a roadmap to your most fulfilling life.

Certified as a Hand Analyst through the American Academy of Hand Analysis in 2013, Lindsay conducts individual hand analysis sessions as well as training for those with the desire to experience profound personal transformation for themselves and others through this medium.  Her ultimate goal is to help individuals awaken and realize the unique gifts they were meant to share with the world and road blocks along the way.

It is her sincerest passion and pleasure to serve as a guide throughout an individual’s deeply personal and powerful journey. In 2016 she became Certified as a Test Assessor for Personality and Ability from the British Psychological Society. She also has a Coaching Certification from LifeBound.

Linda Salazar
Linda Salazar, Teacher and Speaker

Linda Salazar is a Relationship Coach, Teacher of Scientific Hand Analysis, author and speaker, helping clients succeed in any challenging relationship, whether personal or professional. Known for uncovering the internal conflict that keeps us in pain, she offers practical advice and direction that allows you to create healthy, stress-free relationships and lasting inner peace.

As the founder of Your Heart Is In Your Hands Coaching, Linda introduced scientific hand analysis into her coaching practice to accelerate her client’s uncovering of their relationship struggles, true life purpose, life lessons, challenges and gifts, that are all revealed in the hands.

She has addressed such diverse groups as the Motion Picture Health and Wellness Program, the Association of Celebrity Personal Assistants, the International Moms Club, the Costume Designers Guild, La Leche League, Northwest Medical Center and has been interviewed on hundreds of radio stations across America.

She’s appeared on KCAL Channel 9 news in Los Angeles, Access to Experts web TV and has been written about in Women’s Faith and Spirit Magazine, LA Times and Parent Magazine. Linda is the author of Awaken The Genie Within, Parents In Love; Reclaiming Intimacy After Your Child Is Born and 52 Tips for a Magical Marriage After Your Child Is Born.

Anne Bunnell
Anne Bunnell, Spiritual Executive Officer, Contributing Editor

Anne Bunnell was introduced to Hand Analysis in 2003 when she had her hands read by Richard Unger of the IIHA.  She was hooked and it changed her life.  Anne studied with Richard and Alana Unger, became an IIHA Certified Hand Analyst in 2005 and has been reading hands ever since.  Anne edited the AAHA Level 1, 2 and 3 Student Workbooks and completed the AAHA Teacher Training in December 2012.

She loves to weave together her passions of Hand Analysis, Dream Work and Spiritual Studies to create a unique tapestry for self-discovery.  She loves the deep connection that occurs on so many levels with this work; SOUL DISCOVERY FROM THE HEART.  “It is an absolute honor to hold the mirror up for those I read for so they can “see” the true reflection of beauty and uniqueness within themselves.”

Since entering the world of Hand Analysis, Anne continues to expand her knowledge and experience through wonderful opportunities to work, study and share with extremely gifted Hand Analysis “Masters” who bring their own unique styles to this magical practice.

Anne is the mother of three (four if you count her giant dog, Phoenix) and will be forever grateful for the “wisdom of hands” in raising her children and understanding those closest to her.  Anne lives in Petaluma, California.

Our Mission:

We stand together committed to empowering one another and our students in continuous development; increasing knowledge, expanding the use of hand analysis and deepening levels of awareness.