Did you know other than parents, teacher’s also play a very important role in a person’s life. We all know that children are the future and will be the ones to shape our world in the coming years. They carry what they are taught at a young age through the rest of their lives and will use what they have learned to influence society.
Teacher’s can be considered the most important members of society as they have the ability to shape children to become the leaders of the future generation. Teachers have the access to educate today’s youth in their most impressionable years and are often someone who gives an impact on the children other than their parents. They can set children up for success and inspire them in many different ways to do well and succeed in life. It does not only limit to school teachers but it can be teachers from preschool, elementary school, extracurriculars, sports or all other sorts of classes and lessons.
A great teacher has the ability to change a person’s life for the better. They can act as a support system that is lacking in a student’s lives and be a role model and inspiration for these children. They don’t give up easily on their students and won’t let their talented students get away without living up to their potential. Being a teacher is not an easy job at all. But it is one where we can make the most impact in another person’s life.
Here are some reasons why teachers are considered important:
They are the ultimate role models for students. A teacher-student connection is valuable for some students. A great teacher will stay positive for their students even when things can seem grim. They have compassion and understanding for their students and appreciate them for their academic goals and achievements. Teachers are the role models for children to be positive and to always try harder to reach for the stars.
Teachers provide the power of education to today’s youth, therefore giving them the chance to lead a better future. As we know, knowledge and education are important to be able to accomplish things in life, especially for a good career. Teachers have the ability to make complex things simple for children and expose them to ideas and topics they might not know of. They can also expand someone’s interests and push their students to do better. A great teacher knows when to push students, when to give them a gentle nudge, and when to let their students figure it out on their own.
Teachers provide guidance to all students. They can see each child’s strengths and weaknesses and can provide assistance and guidance to help them grow and succeed in life. They can help reveal a student’s talent and teach valuable skills such as communication, presentations, organizational skills, and many more. They are also the source of motivation and inspiration for most students as they inspire students to do well and motivate them to work harder.
Being a teacher is not easy, it takes patience, compassion, passion and most importantly dedication. We can see a teacher’s dedication from their work habits. They don’t stop working when the school bell rings, they continue to grade papers, make lesson plans, and communicate with parents after school and even on weekends. Teachers do what they do to help others, not for recognition or for a paycheck, but because they have passion for children and education. Teachers usually believe that education has the power to help children lead a better life. Therefore they are dedicated to the cause.
This story is quoted from Bill Gates’ Blog: A teacher who changed my life.
Here we can see how much Bill Gates acknowledges the role of his teacher in his life.
He wrote that even though his mother, grandmother, and wife had helped him become what he is today, his teacher Blanche Caffiere also played a huge role in influencing him.
In his blog he wrote.
“When I first met Mrs. Caffiere, she was the elegant and engaging school librarian at Seattle’s View Ridge Elementary, and I was a timid fourth grader. I was desperately trying to go unnoticed, because I had some big deficits, like atrocious handwriting … and I was trying to hide the fact that I liked to read—something that was cool for girls but not for boys … Mrs. Caffiere took me under her wing and helped make it okay for me to be a messy, nerdy boy who was reading lots of books. She pulled me out of my shell by sharing her love of books. She started by asking questions like, “What do you like to read?” and “What are you interested in?” Then she found me a lot of books—ones that were more complex and challenging than the Tom Swift Jr. science fiction books I was reading at the time. For example, she gave me great biographies she had read. Once I’d read them, she would make the time to discuss them with me. “Did you like it?” she would ask. “Why? What did you learn?” She genuinely listened to what I had to say. Through those book conversations in the library and in the classroom we became good friends. Teachers generally don’t want to burden their students with extra reading beyond the homework they’ve assigned. But I learned from Mrs. Caffiere that my teachers had so much more knowledge to share. I just needed to ask. Up through high school and beyond, I would often ask my teachers about the books they liked, read those books when I had some free time, and offer my thoughts.
Looking back on it now, there’s no question that my time with Mrs. Caffiere helped spark my interest in libraries (Melinda’s and my first large-scale effort in philanthropy) and my focus on helping every child in America get the benefit of great teachers. I often trace the beginning of our foundation to an article about children in poor countries dying from diseases eliminated long ago in the U.S. But I should give some credit as well to the dedicated librarian and teacher who helped me find my strengths when I was nine years old. It’s remarkable how much power one good person can have in shaping the life of a child.”
So do you have a teacher who inspires you just as much? If so, let us take our time to thank our teachers for inspiring us and helping us become what we are now! Happy World Teachers Day!
Let me now end this blog with a quote:
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires” – William Arthur Ward