Yes, it is true that good teachers explain and great teachers enliven while teaching. A good teacher has the knowledge, critical thinking and all other faculties of intelligence are important. However, a great teacher should be much more than experience and intelligence.
A great teacher shows kindness to students, colleagues, parents and those around him/her. Kindness makes the world go around. It truly changes the environment in the classroom and school. Being a kind teacher helps students feel welcomed, cared for and loved.
A great teacher is always compassionate, empathetic, positive, builder and inspiring. The teachers always look to make things better and improve things in and outside of the classroom. A great teacher finds out the hidden qualities of a student and inspires him or her to be a better person.
Being a positive person is not an easy task. Being a positive teacher is even harder when we’re always met with problems with very limited solutions. Empathy is such as important trait to have and to try to develop in ourselves and our students. Being able to put yourself in someone’s shoes and see things from their perspective can have such a powerful impact on our decisions and actions.
Our learning from: ‘Can you teach a Zebra some Algebra’ -by Debashis Chatterjee
Krishan Gopal Dave, Kavita Deora & Byju Joseph - The Fabindia School