The influence of a good teacher can never be erased

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We all know how important teachers are. We have met many of them, and some have managed to stay in our hearts. Some have broadened our minds, while others might have made us feel inferior. Since February I have been around in classrooms, having the honor to see how far teachers in Norway have come since I was a little girl, eager to learn. School today is not about rote repetition, it is about so much more: Learning life skills. It is also about learning HOW to learn, and awakening curiosity in eager minds. It is about helping children be kind towards each other and giving them positive feedback while also challenging them to think more deeply about issues. I have seen small tricks, like getting the children to clap their hands when the teacher does so, to make them stop and listen. I have seen teachers managing to remember who got to say something, and who did not. I have heard them talk about their worries, for example when a child keeps to himself. And their pride when somebody just learnt to read after trying for a long time. Teachers are amazing. They must be in the middle of thousand tasks, always caring and giving. They must engage the students, and encourage those who struggle to make sense of what they are supposed to learn. I only have respect for teachers. They really try their best to educate our future. And I know many of them go home, remembering the faces of children lighting up when they had yet another moment of mastery.


7 thoughts on “The influence of a good teacher can never be erased

    sasha said:
    September 17, 2016 at 11:34

    Reblogged this on Sasha's Writings.

      mirrorgirl responded:
      September 17, 2016 at 11:51

      Thank you! What is your view when it comes to teaching ?

        sasha said:
        September 17, 2016 at 12:07

        I have posted my view along wid ua post!u can view🙂

    ashokbhatia said:
    September 17, 2016 at 11:37

    I think the skill a god teacher has in common with a great leader is that of drawing out the introverts under their command. Often, they have good value to add, but keep quiet because of their shy nature.

      mirrorgirl responded:
      September 17, 2016 at 11:52

      Very good point. I will keep that in mind when I meet teachers and ask how they try to get them to speak up and contribute in class!

    sasha said:
    September 29, 2016 at 15:04

    Hi!i almost read each and every post of yours.I have nominated you for “the versatile blogger award” for your amazing writings. Click here for more details happy blogging🙂

    petersironwood said:
    April 1, 2018 at 17:21

    Teacher’s can have a huge influence for good or bad. I do think many schools focus on compartmentalizing knowledge and focusing too much on solving given problems with given methods. Of course, that’s important, but so is problem finding and problem formulation. Many people never learn these skills. Also, at least in America, most of the “modeling” they pick up from TV shows shows an almost complete lack of thinking about alternatives or consequences. I understand that it makes the show easier to write so as to make it “dramatic” but then, kids grow up to be adults and they try the “Let’s not call for back-up but rush off alone to the warehouse where 50 crooks are hiding out” strategy in real life as well…and it almost never succeeds there. Tragically, this is also related, I think, to the police who think, “What the hell is that? He must have a gun. He must be going to use it. Kill him first!”

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