Wise Muavono, Lautoka Doing some research I came across this on the internet. A good teacher does not make others look small (humiliate them). A good teacher laughs with you, not at you as he sees his own early stumbles in your present ones; rather than tries to hide them, so he appears superior to you now (ashamed of his past). A good teacher tries to draw out of you what you know, what you can discover or what you can do now; he does not try to overwhelm you with his own knowledge or abilities A good teacher doesn’t rest on his own laurels (isn’t lazy or negative) but pushes himself to learn new things as well as encourages others to do likewise. wHe encourages you to do your best. He doesn’t discourage you from trying, seeing you as a rival for his crown. He doesn’t encourage others to bully you or do so himself (controls himself, not others).
He doesn’t believe in elitism but equality of souls, all struggling to get things right, not perfectionists lost in competition with others but found in self-discovery (aware of what they got wrong, so they can go on to get it right - not stuck in shame of failure in the past but joy of discovery in the present, releasing you into the future through more effort).
He is quiet, patient and tolerant with his students, wanting them to enjoy what he enjoys - the discovery of new lands, new islands of hope. A good teacher doesn’t complain that you got something wrong; he explains why you got it wrong and compliments you on trying, encouraging you to think about it more, based on the new information/ skills he’s given you (Mr Miyagi or Bruce Lee with his pupils in real life).