The ideal teacher
A good teacher is not one who is educated, it is the person who has a lot of experience and knows how to communicate with students. Also he or she must know how to guide and support them during this journey. This is critical to help students make good choices and prepare them for a good future.
As a refugee student, I would like my teacher to tell me different attitudes which determine the nature of our lives. I am studying in India alone. It is far away from my homeland and my parents. Sometimes I feel that I am not able to do anything in my life. I have to tell myself, "You have to be completely independent." At school or in society, I always studied very hard. Most of the time, I learned to be self-reliant and I have to encourage myself, "I am lucky although I left my family and my homeland. There are so many people who take care of me like my parents." The teachers teach me that people who want to be happy must help other people to be happy; people who want to live well, must help others live well. A teacher is the person who develops students' learning, growth and dependency on each other. The experience is much more important than learning to recognize each country on the map or knowing how to sing a song. Life isn't just writing in a book, if we don't experience it we won't know it clearly.
A teacher must teach and let students know, that the only kind of discipline that works is self—discipline; discipline to do your best, discipline to do your home work and listen to a teacher's teaching carefully, discipline to divide your time wisely, discipline to do your duty. Without our parent's and teacher's to warn and scold us, students who have very good self discipline are more successful than students who don't have good self-discipline, who just do what her or his teacher tells them to do.
The teacher can give us a chance to be a part of a group that offers lots of positive reinforcement. It is really healthy for the students when the teacher shows us how to depend on them less and less. After that we can do everything independently and totally confidently.
If the students don't have a hope and a goal, they will have so many negative influences from other students. That's why I hope that my teachers will always communicate well with me. One of the best things they can do for me is to encourage me, help me to discover what really makes me tick and make it possible for me to follow my dream.
At some point, I want my teacher to walk around the school and say "Hi" to everyone.