Smara, Morocco - The performance inside our Moroccan schools will always be unsatisfactory as long as teachers do not understand that teaching is not a job like other jobs. Teaching is an art and it has to do with the teacher’s personality and character more than with what he or she knows. Students are not and should not be interested in what you know as a teacher, but in the way you treat them, teach them, and behave towards them both inside and outside the classroom.

Rachid Khouya is a teacher of English in Es Smara city, south of Morocco.