Smara, Morocco - When people show their homes to others, they proudly show off the many different rooms, the nice furniture, the beautiful decorations and how well built the house is, but they never talk about the builders who worked so hard to make the house what it is today.
Smara, Morocco – When people show their homes to others, they proudly show off the many different rooms, the nice furniture, the beautiful decorations and how well built the house is, but they never talk about the builders who worked so hard to make the house what it is today.
When parents talk about their successful children, about their jobs, their social, political, and economic status and about their many degrees, they never talk about the teachers who have placed the bricks, one upon one, to make their kids what they are today.
Being a teacher of English for more than five years, I have learned one thing: if I am successful today, it is thanks to the work of all my former teachers who have taught me how to love the ABCs from the cradle to the grave.
Being a good teacher today means to be faithful to the memory of all the good teachers who have motivated me and pushed my life boat through the oceans of life, through its waves and storms, and even when it occasionally became stuck in the sands of a shore.
My teachers, both good and bad, have done a lot of good things to me, to my mind and to my heart. Today it is easy to remember all those bad teachers and think about how harsh they were. But it is better to remember that I do not have to be like them and to be aware that my kids won’t have to have bad thoughts about me one day.
Remembering all the bright teachers who have taught me, rekindles in me the feeling of responsibility I bear on my shoulders. The great success is not only to provide a smooth delivery of education and instruction, but also to earn the love and respect of my students; for I want my pupils to consider me as a role model in the future.
Parents also need to remember that if students are successful today, that is because their children’s personalities are built upon the shoulders of teachers.
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