William Butler Yeats says that education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire. Keeping this in view, a true teacher kindles a desire among his or her students to discover and reconstruct knowledge.
"The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity," says Robert Brault. This implies that a true teacher demystifies the learning process and makes learning ordinary.
Teaching is a three-fold learning process. A teacher has to learn before teaching as well as during teaching since the classroom processes are dynamic and there is a pronounced diversity among students. Moreover, a true teacher has to learn after the lesson is over by self-reflecting and improving himself or herself as a practitioner of teaching profession.
Helen Caldicott deems teachers as the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.
Will true teachers stand up?
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