An Ideal Teacher
An ideal teacher is he who is loved and respected by his students for his noble qualities. It is said that a teacher is an architect of a nation. He plays an important role in building up an educated nation. It is universally admitted that no ideal education can ever be imparted without an ideal teacher. Hence in every society, an ideal teacher is in heavy demand. The ideality of a teacher has to be determined by some solid tests. Generally, a teacher who has proper education and sound character is an ideal teacher. We all know that good education begins with sound academic instruction. For this reason, a teacher must be both scholar and dutiful. He must make his students confident and prove them intelligent. He must make lessons interesting. To make his lecture easy, lucid and interesting, he must work hard so that the general students can follow him easily. He should be a clear speaker with good, strong pleasing voice which is under his control. He must be an actor to hold the attention and interest of his students. He should keep students busy to make them happy. A good teacher discovers the treasure hidden inside each student. So, he should have the qualities to bring out all the latent talents of a student. To help the formation of character, a teacher must combine the role of a friend and a philosopher. He should allow students a free access into his personal association in the college, at home, in the library or at the playground. He should give a free flow of love and attention to the students. He should restrain students from evil ways. Besides, he must have intense interest in the career of students, love for their welfare and the attitude of treating students as sons and daughters. Moreover, an ideal teacher must not hanker after money. Rather, he should try at his level best to be professional so that he can provide quality education. Unless these inherent virtues remain in a teacher, sheer intellect, diligence or practiced sternness of character cannot make him ideal.