TEACHERS AS INFLUENCERS
“What a teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.” – Author unknown. Teaching is the noblest profession as what many say. It is a duty that should be carried at all times. Once a teacher, always a teacher. Teachers are being looked up as role models in the society who serve to develop students academically and morally. Students often look to their teachers as mentors with experience and knowledge, and, as an educator, you will almost definitely be asked for advice at some point during your career.
More than the lessons taught in the classroom, teachers provide guidance and motivation which are essential in influencing students in a positive way. There are teachers who truly are committed in keeping their students’ well- being inside and outside the classroom. Educators are able to affect more or less every aspect of their students’ lives, teaching them the important life lessons that will help them succeed beyond exams and projects. From the quote stated, it clearly expresses that teaching is more than a job. The work of the teacher does not begin and end in the four corners of the classroom. Learners look up so much to their teachers. They remember them not with the topics or the stories they taught but with how they deal to their students. Not the lessons, but the character.
--oOo— The author is SST III at RLLMHS, Balibago, Angeles City