A teachers influence on a child cannot be quantified; so much so that from time immemorial when teachers reward is contemplated, they are often bestowed with rewards beyond earthly values.
History is filled with great stories of great men inspired by their teachers; inspiring stories of how teachers changed the life of their pupils. Great teachers forge strong relationships with their pupils, they are committed to their students’ well-being both inside and outside the classroom, imparting them with important life lessons. They see potential in pupils that others, can’t or won’t see.
Great teachers bestow on their pupils the courage to forge their own path.
Les brown, one of the worlds foremost motivational speaker once told of how these words by his teacher: “Someone else’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.” changed his life.
Maya Angelou, America’s powerful poet and civil rights activist passion in poetry was stirred by a teacher whom she said helped her find her voice again.
In Elementary school, Bill gate came under the tutelage of a Librarian, and He has this to say about her: “Mrs. Caffiere took me under her wing and helped make it okay for me to be a messy, nerdy boy who was reading lots of books.”
Aside from educating pupils on the facts of life, teachers are also the protector and the guiding light of their pupils when they are at their most vulnerable. Teachers have the ability to change the lives of students.
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