Teaching and Learning
Focus on Teaching
Teaching is a systematic presentation of facts, ideas, skills, and techniques to students. Although human beings have survived and evolved as a species because of their capacity to share knowledge, teaching as a profession did not emerge until relatively recently. The societies of the ancient world that made substantial advances in knowledge and government, however, were the ones in which specially designated people assumed responsibility for the education of their young ones, these are the teachers.
A teacher cannot enlighten his pupils if he himself is ignorant. He can lift them no higher than himself. After the college the young teacher should always be learning and improving himself. This is done through private study and by discussing with others on topic that exercise the intellect. If the teacher ceases to learn, his mind will become stagnant and this is the worst enemy of education. To be a successful teacher, he must have the following qualities.