The ideal teacher is creative, insightful, informative, and encourages students to solve their problems through deductive reasoning.
In my life I have had several teachers of all different types. I've been lucky enough to have people to teach me about life, and general living strategy, as well as traditional academic teachers that we generally associate with the word teacher. I believe I have a good understanding of what I believe to the ideal teacher. The ideal teacher is creative, insightful, informative, and encourages students to solve their problems through deductive reasoning.
The ideal teacher can be creative in several different ways. Creativity can be expressed in thought, actions, and emotion.
Creativity in thought would be a teacher that can look at situations in several ways and plan a response in a way that would not normally be viewed. This helps students to open their minds and be creative to problem solving, and therefore inspires creative thinking. An example of this would be in a computer class that I took one time. The problem was that a computer had to dual boot with Microsoft Windows XP Professional and Windows 2000 Professional. The teacher would explain that even though Microsoft Windows XP was already installed and the computer would give you an option to boot either operating system, that you would still need to back up the files NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM. What would happen is the installation of Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional would replace those files and not allow Microsoft Windows XP to boot again. You had to think, and come up with a creative solution. The solution in this case was obviously to back up the files. Once you placed those files back in the root directory, it would allow both operating systems to boot without issues and save a great deal of time.
The ideal teacher will also be creative in actions. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to not... Continue Reading