“Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.” Aristotle.
“The best teacher is not the one who knows most but the one who is most capable of reducing knowledge to that simple compound of the obvious and wonderful.” H.L. Mencken
“I'm not a teacher: only a fellow traveler of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead - ahead of myself as well as you.” George Bernard Shaw.
Gravity, silence, humility, prudence, wisdom, patience, reserve, gentleness, zeal, vigilance, piety generosity- these have been enlisted as being the twelve most important virtues of a good teacher by the patron saint of teacher, John Baptist de La Salle. In fact, being a good teacher is a virtue by itself.
Teachers are like builders. They are responsible for building the next generation of citizens. A lot therefore depends on a teacher. It is a job as grave and responsible as that of doctors. Doctors save lives and protects them while a teacher makes sure that a life is not wasted.
In USA, a teacher works for an average of fifty hours per week of which they do not get paid for twelve hours that they spend in activities like correcting exam sheets or advising students. In the American public school system, 3.2 billion teachers are responsible for education 49.4 million kids.
Studies showed that a good teacher affects a student fourteen times more than an average teacher. They also boost the child’s lifetime income by $50,000.
A good teacher has been seen to affect a student’s enthusiasm for higher education by 1.25%. 75% students have their teachers, set as their role models and mentors.