My personal interpretations on various insights about a teacher. – Danilo V. Rogayan Jr.
” A teacher has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and love much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men, and the love of little children; who has filled his niche, and accomplish his task; who has left the world better than he found it, whether by a perfect poem or a rescued souls; who has always looked for the best in others and given the best he had; whose life is an aspiration, whose memory is a benediction.”
The true measure of success for a teacher can be measured on how he has lived his life to its maximum, spending it for good and righteous way, imparting what he has, sharing his sweet laughter and jubilant smiles, and showering his unconditional love. A truly successful teacher is the one who has obtained the admiration of his superiors, his administrator, his supervisors as well as his fellow mentors. Likewise, he has gained the trust and love of his little children, the learners whom he shares his knowledge and wisdom. A successful teacher is likewise the one who has performed excellently his responsibilities and gargantuan obligations being a facilitator of learning, who has contrived substantial differences in the empty world presented upon him. He is likewise discovering his students’ potentials and hidden skills as he shows to them what he can do. He is a successful teacher if his life has been an inspiration for others, a life worth aspiring, worth yearning to have and whose legacy will be forever be remembered.
“A teacher must be proficient, productive, wrapped with enthusiasm.”
A teacher must be proficient, skillful in many aspects, who can do a myriad of things and share many inputs to the learners. He should also be productive, prolific in giving knowledge to the learners, giving them necessary tools for them to be prepared in life, at the end of the day, the teacher should be able to produce his marvelous masterpieces – his well-equipped students, the product of his diligence and industry. Lastly, a teacher should be wrapped with vigor, with enthusiasm, the passion to share what he has to the learners, to be the answer to their insatiable thirst for knowledge, teaching his learners with gusto and delight.
“The best visual aid in teaching is the teacher.”
The teacher is the best visual aid, there would no other best visual aids compared to him. Because a teacher can do lots of things, he is versatile and resourceful, unlike other visual aids that have only one or two purposes. Teachers are considered the best visual aid primarily because it greatly assists or helps in the teaching-learning process. He facilitates well the transmission of knowledge from himself to the learners. Thus, teachers are indeed great aids for students’ acquisition for wisdom.