Have you ever dreamt of becoming a teacher? Can anyone enter the world of the teaching profession? What qualities should a teacher possess to provide quality teaching for quality learning? If given the chance to follow the footsteps of God, our great teacher, what can you offer to make a difference in the lives of the learners?
Many aspire to become an educator but it is a fact that teaching is not for everyone. Anyone can teach but not all can become a great teacher. Consequently, only those who have the passion, dedication, and commitment can enter this noblest profession. Moreover, there are no natural born teachers, teachers are made but what makes a great teacher?
A great teacher has a positive attitude. Exhibiting a good mind and an optimistic character comprises a big effect and impact in molding young minds and in pushing them to achieve greater heights.
A great teacher strives for excellence. Doing exemplery works and keeping the culture of excellence set an epitome to the students in building and harnessing their sense of confidence and work ethics leading to quality output.
A great teacher is consistent in all things. Being consistent in words, deeds, and in class rules or policies at all times generates a positive learning environment for the students and avoids misconceptions.
A great teacher is fair to all students. giving equal treatment to all students despite their differences in skills and attributes is one of the best practices in providing a fair and quality education to them.
A great teacher has a good sense of humor. Having a positive sense of humor can decrease tension, stress, and the pressure of learning in class and provides an engrossing learning experience to the students.
Nothing is difficult if you really want to become a great teacher. Giving your utmost best, exerting extra effort, and above all, working devotedly for the Lord will help you build a platform to reach the zenith of success in the teaching profession. Forever you will find boundless joy and happiness in transforming and renewing lives.
By Jomarine L. Bayongan