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A good teacher cannot be always great, but a great teacher must be good.
Children spend a lot of time with teachers, so they influence their way of thinking. If we look at history we find that all great people had at least one good teacher. They could become great because of their teachers. All great people recognize the value of teachers. They could become great because they had respect for their teachers. History is full of examples.
Teachers have the ability to make or break someone’s life.
For children, teachers are their role models. They observe each and every activity of teachers and they evaluate their teachers on every occasion. So if a teacher wants to rule over students then he/she must aim for perfection and have strength of character.
Parents have trust in us. Each and every parent dreams that their child will do something great in his/her life. So today, a teacher’s duty is not only to complete the syllabus, but also to indoctrinate values.
Students follow us only when we aim for perfection in our work.
An average teacher tells;
A good teacher explains;
The best teacher illustrates;
But; An excellent teacher motivates!
So, an excellent teacher always inspires his students to do great things.
There are many teachers who had very little formal education, but they had great disciples .
What we want to derive from education ?
According Vivekananda we want to develop character, and nothing else.
What is the best quality of a teacher ?
The best quality of a teacher is impartiality.
For learning anything, there should be an urge to learn. It is an urge which inspires teachers to teach better.
When children respect teachers ?
Children respect good teachers in a natural way, if they find similarities between their teacher’s speech and deeds. They never respect those teachers who don’t teach them real and practical values. They respect more, the ones who teach them how to live a real and dignified life.
A good teacher is that who is a man of character and discipline. They burn themselves as a candle to brighten the fortune of their kids. They never limit their teachings to the school syllabus but they go beyond that.
Their teaching is not limited up to the four walls of the classroom, but it crosses all the boundaries of which limit the people from people.
They become an infinite source of inspiration and motivation. They are the creator of humans, so it’s truly said,” Teachers are human engineers “.
A good teacher has the ability to adjust to new circumstances or challenges. He(or She) never complains to anyone for any failures, and he never competes to get the credit for any great work.
Let’s see some great quotes on Teachers :
Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.
– Bob Talbert
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
– Benjamin Franklin
Nine-tenths of education is encouragement.
– Anatole France
Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
– Scott Hayden
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
– Malcolm X
‘A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.’ –Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
‘Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions.’ —Unknown
‘The word ‘education’ comes from the root e from ex, out, and duco, I lead. It means a leading out. To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil’s soul.’ –Muriel Spark
‘To know how to suggest is the art of teaching.’ –Henri-Frédéric Amiel
A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience’s attention, then he can teach his lesson.
‘You can teach a person all you know, but only experience will convince him that what you say is true.’ –Richelle E. Goodrich
‘There is no failure. Only feedback.’–Robert Allen
‘The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.’ –Maria Montessori
Ask ‘How will they learn best?’ not ‘Can they learn?’–Jaime Escalante (here’s a quick bio on Escalante if you’re not familiar with the movie based on his life, ‘Stand and Deliver’)
‘It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.’ –Albert Einstein
‘A good teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.’ –Thomas Carruthers
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids to work together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
– Bill Gates