A good teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart. The Great qualities of teachers help others to learn new things, find the right path and follow this path with their guidance. Good teachers possess qualities such as a passion for teaching, love for guiding students and expertise in their subject. They know the importance of education in life and the responsibilities of teachers towards the society. They are consistent learners and understand what is important for students with changing times. Everyone has some skills in them but teachers organise those skills in the way that will be helpful not only for students but also for the people who interact with them directly and indirectly. In a single thought, we can say that a good teacher has qualities similar to God. Here you can why teachers are important in our life.
Following are the qualities that make a good teacher great:-
Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
1. Great Human Being
A good teacher is a great human being, humble and very responsible about his duties. A good quality teacher is passionate about teaching students and people. A good teacher is a role model, a great family member, an inspiring neighbour and a valuable asset for the society. A great human being helps in social development and this is because a good human being thinks not just about his own growth but everybody’s. These types of humane qualities are the characteristics of a good teacher; they are the reason why he loves kids, like to help people and is environmentally conscious too. People are doctors, engineers and leaders but only few of them are good human beings. People often forget to become a good human but teachers are an exception and they are compassionate humans which is one of the greatest qualities. Teachers know what type of impact their actions can have on society if they do certain things. The good human being residing inside a teacher makes him sensible, kind and helpful to everyone he meets.
2. Highly Professional
A good teacher is highly professional, knowledgeable and an expert in his chosen subject. A good professional teacher know how to teach students and how to think? Professional teachers likes to share knowledge and experience by teaching through lessons and practical examples to students. Professional teachers reach school on time to encourage students to follow discipline like them, they are not lazy, uninterested, procrastinating or influenced by diplomacy and politics. Teachers who have professional qualities know what to teach, how to teach and how to achieve results in competitive exams so that their students get high marks in the exams. All this is made possible due to the professional commitment of the teacher for his students. Good teachers have highly professional qualities such as having an engaging personality and their teaching style is very creative, easy and simple to understand and students love to learn from them. Another notable quality of a good teacher is that he is always willing to learn, willing to change for the betterment of his students at all times. All these qualities that display the professionalism of a teacher inspire others to be like them and strive for greatness.
3. Inspiring Leader
Great teachers not only teach by example but also lead by example in their life for students and people to follow. Leadership qualities influence students and people living around them to take initiative when others are not taking it and this is necessary for overall personal development of a human being. Teachers struggle so much in their career first to arrange money to go to school & colleges. Then they struggle to get government jobs and after then they struggle to teach students the way in which students of the modern era and technology demand. This is not possible for below average human being or teacher. That’s why leadership in teachers is a praiseworthy quality, it burns them like a lamp but it helps to give light to others. Quality of Leadership in teachers helps to produce new leaders, inspire students to achieve what they dreamt of and become individuals with a well-developed personality. Those are the kind of teachers with great leadership skills who can build and secure the future of the country.
I know there are many others qualities that a teacher must have to become a role model. A good teacher needs to be curious and flexible about his teaching methods so that they are most effective for learning, such as today’s technology adaptivity with students. These qualities of teachers is most needed in today’s time that help to create more employment and new entrepreneurs.
What you think makes a great teacher? Do you remember any teacher who has been most influential in your life? Please share in the comments.