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Being a Good Teacher Makes you a Better Person

It might not be noticeable at first, but teaching changes a person. Teaching can change you in the way that pressure forms carbon into a diamond—it’s gradual, but it makes you valuable. It makes you someone more in the community. This might sound far-fetched; after all, teachers aren’t that prominent in the rosters of the society. But does being well-known set the standards for being a good person? What makes a good teacher a better person?

As teachers, we are motivated. We are driven to do what we think will help our community to excel forward. And that is something not everyone can do, isn’t it? In a world that needs to advance to accommodate demands, motivated people are valuable.

Somebody needs to present their selves. Somebody needs to be willing to be used for the sake of the world’s development. And who else will come forward? Us, with the right motivation to drive us ahead. Among the motivated population are teachers who try and make a change by spreading education and helping those in need of knowledge.

Our job is not to just give out pieces of information, but to make the student see the whole picture so that he could put the pieces together. Given this, understanding is a key part of what we do; understanding the lesson we discuss and, more importantly, understanding our student.

Our job is not to just give out pieces of information, but to make the student see the whole picture so that he could put the pieces together. Given this, understanding is a key part of what we do; understanding the lesson we discuss and, more importantly, understanding our student.

Why is this crucial? Teaching means imparting knowledge so that others may learn. If we don’t understand how our student copes with what we teach, or how fast he can learn a particular subject, or how he views education, then we are not really helping him to learn. This ability to grasp what is not readily evident is what the society needed. In these fast-paced days when people just judge by the surface, those who try to see through the exterior is valuable.

When teaching, we impress in our student the need to see learning as an important tool so that they will be motivated. Therefore, practicing what you teach is as vital as teaching itself. What is your perception of education? Do you apply your teaching to your own life? How do you benefit from your own teaching? Simple questions like these will help you reflect on your own way of living, thus making you see what changes you need to do in order to be a better version of yourself.

The more convinced you are in what you teach, the more your student can learn. Patience is another virtue we develop by teaching. In fact, we will not be qualified as a good teacher if we are impatient. Why is that? Without patience, just imagine what mess it will be if your student isn’t able to quickly grasp what you are trying to point out, or if your student takes a while answering a simple question.

Evidently, patience is part of teaching, and the fact that we are developing this quality as we teach is a sign that we are getting better as a person. Just picture in your mind how many troubles and fights we can avoid if everyone in the community is as patient as us teachers.

But set that all aside. Think of the students we help. Think of how we help them pave their way towards their future. That’s an honor we can be proud of no matter what.

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