CALLING

Mediocrity in the teaching career ruins learners’ future

A teacher should be able to inspire their learners to want to learn

In Summary

• Great teachers are unsung heroes who should be written about for future generations to know about them. 

• The sole duty of a teacher is to inspire. Once inspired, learners open their minds to learning. 

Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers protest in Kiambu town in a past strike, January 12, 2015. Media - Image - Photo Desk Date: Jan 12 2015
UNSUNG HEROES: Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers protest in Kiambu town in a past strike, January 12, 2015. Media - Image - Photo Desk Date: Jan 12 2015
Image: STANLEY NJENGA

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” William Arthur explains that a great teacher is one who models enthusiasm and energy in the classroom.

Parents place their children in the hands of teachers for three months. I call on all teachers to shun mediocrity which ruins the child’s future.

Explanation is not enough. Neither is demonstration. The sole duty of a teacher is to inspire. Once inspired, learners open their minds to learning.

 

MA student in Project Planning & Management at UoN