Most of us share memories of our favorite teachers. There were teachers who made us laugh in class, helped us understand the most difficult math equations and spent extra hours just to help us with our academic problems. Teaching is such a generous profession. It is a selfless act of willingly sacrificing once time, money and effort in order to help mold the next generation.
Teachers educate us not only in academics, but also about life. We’ve looked up to our teachers ever since we started school as a toddler. They become our coaches, mentors, friends and sometimes-even parents.
In order for you to become an effective teacher, you must know what you are teaching and why you are doing it. Your purpose as a teacher will be one of your motivations to keep inspiring students and aid them in becoming great leaders of their generation.
Teaching does not only mean disciplining, sharing knowledge and grading students. It also means being someone who encourages, loves and takes care of the students.
“Teaching is a calling too. And I’ve always thought that teachers in their way are holy – angels leading their flocks out of the darkness.” ― Jeannette Walls