Sunday afternoon Radio station played on my TV set. I was hooked on to reading a book “Like the flowing river”. Pandora box just had “hopes” inside it. And a teacher friend of mine calls and asks me the following two questions and here I am with my wild possible answers without much careful thoughts.
What would it take to be a good teacher?
- A person with an attitude to sacrifice and benefit others.
- A Person with skills to communicate to their students.
- A person with an ability to relate the subject matter to every day life and objects.
- A person with huge amount of patience, open-mindedness and tolerance.
- A person willing not to get bored and feel monotonous after teaching for a while.
- A person well learned in the subject matter.
- A person who feels happy and takes pride in seeing young children grow, mature and succeed in life.
- A person willing to gift the future generation with his/her sweat of her/his toil every day.
- A person who considers that each student is a unique and special human being and hence just different, but never useless and dumb, stupid.
- A person who is a learner more than a teacher himself or herself.
And the list can go on………………Please add yours here on……………….
What would it take to be a good Principal?
- A person who considers all the teachers and support staff as part of his/her team.
- A person who listens and explains his/her ideas (to all his/her team) before making any major decisions.
- A person who is not a boss but a true leader who can inspire all the students and teachers and other staff members to look up as a role model
- A person who is not a rigid, rock like stubborn nut, hard to crack, but a firm and solid yet soft, good and genuine listener.
- A person who is a learner more than a teacher himself or herself and some one who shares those learning with the team members.
- A person who is decisive and do not linger too long on reaching a decision. However, the decision should be consultative with the team members.
- A person who takes responsibility for his/her decisions.
- A person who is ready to sacrifice and willing to fight for his/her school’s development and students/teacher’s benefits and welfare.
- A person who is impartial, bold, learned, soft, firm, trustworthy.
- A person with an attitude to be of help to the student and the school.
- A person with required managerial and administrative skills.
And the list can go on………………Please add you’re here on……………….