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An Ideal Teacher - Good Teacher Qualities

Updated on February 9, 2014

An ideal teacher should have many qualities. A student remembers such a teacher for long. The effect of his personality on students lasts long. An ideal teacher is the one who is loved and respected by every student. He must try to win the hearts of all students. He should try to establish a kind of relationship and bond between the hearts and minds of himself and the students.

An Ideal teacher should be a scholar. He must have the knowledge of the subject he teaches in the class. He should teach the subjects in an interesting way. He should be able to make the students really interested in their subject. An ideal teacher should express well, should have a good voice and must have love for teaching. The students should feel that their minds are growing under his teaching. An ideal teacher deals with the subject well. He makes his subject interesting too.

An ideal teacher is the one who makes his students think and enhances their creativity. He not only passes information to them but also develops love for learning. He activates the minds of his students. He teaches them how to think and grow logical power. He brings into play the hidden mental powers of students. He must be a man of ideas. He should explain things in a scholarly and interesting way.

An ideal teacher is ideal in all respects. He does not use words of learned lengths. He does not use difficult sentences. His language must be clear, easy and simple so that students may understand it. His teachings should be a tonic to the mind. An ideal teacher should be self respecting man. Thus his students also acquire self-respect and dignity from him.

An ideal teacher must be a man of culture. He should have a sense of duty and responsibility. He should be honest to himself, to his students and to his profession. Man making is the central function of an ideal teacher. He is an engineer of the soul. In other words, an ideal teacher is a student's friend, philosopher and guide.

Students do not like an unsympathetic and harsh teacher. They can judge the real worth of a teacher within no time. They can make sacrifice for their teacher, if he has created that much self confidence in them. They worship a teacher who always remain impartial and treats all his students alike. The worth of a teacher is not measures by the number of suits he owns, but by the amount of help which he renders to his students. If he is fearless, earnest and sincere in the discharge of his duties and is sympathetic towards his students, then he is bound to be an object of the devotion and admiration of students. A teacher who always finds faults with the work of his students in any task and schold them a lot is an object of fear for them. Such a teacher is respected by the students from outwards only, he is not respected by the students from the bottom of their hearts. He is only respected fakely for a time interval when he is in front of the students and that too is due to fear and not actual respect or gratitude. In their childish games and youthful vigour students do not like checks. If anyone is strict and does not allow them freedom, he becomes an object of their criticism. So, the question of the selection of an ideal teacher does not rise. He is enshrined in the hearts of his students.

I had the good fortune of studying in good school and colleges. All the teachers were admired by some and criticized by others. Those who were hard working and hard task masters were loved and respected by sincere students. Such students showered their praises on those who were lenient and did not cared if the students worked or not. An ideal teacher should have all the qualities in him, the evil ones to and the good ones too. A majority should be the good ones. He should only show his evil (not evil, rather harsh, since a teacher can't be an evil) side only when it is genuinely required. He should love his students and he should try his level best to develop all over personality of his students rather than just educational ones. Workronicles


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      Maya joshi 5 months ago

      Nice article. I am going to become a teacher soon. Do I'm following your article. A brilliant husband very detailed.

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      sher murad 9 months ago

      dr riaz is my best techear i have learned alot from him,,,

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      Nidhi Sehrawat 2 years ago

      Good lines

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      MBB 2 years ago

      My last mistake is my best n ideal teacher

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      Imteyaz Ahmed Ansari 2 years ago

      First of all an ideal teacher must be honest,dedicated & sincere to his/her job.

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      qadiro afghan 2 years ago

      great but u have to highlight the outlions for the advantage of new lerners thank you very much

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      khushi yadav 2 years ago

      It is very interesting essay

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      shivani 2 years ago

      Its excellent essay

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      yash 3 years ago


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      Cassandra Andrews 3 years ago

      Similar to the ron clark way if teaching

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      sohail shaikh 3 years ago

      i love ,y teacher

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      hetvu 3 years ago

      Oww it had helped me a lot

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      krupa 3 years ago

      It is vry gud... N it hlpd me a lott...

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      vaibhav 3 years ago

      Not soooo goooooooooood

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      mousumi 3 years ago

      Thank you

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      M. 3 years ago

      Fabulous aticle...i really liked it...

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      shivam 3 years ago


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      Ashutosh Tiwari 4 years ago from Lucknow, India

      @aman Although the ideal teacher is just an improbable thing but your ideas are well expressed in paragraphs.

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      adnan 4 years ago


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      yytiij 4 years ago


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      adithya 4 years ago

      a teacher must be good

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      surbhi gupta 4 years ago

      i see many teachers but two of them have all the qualities which i have read.

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      sudhakshina chakraborty & aryan deb 4 years ago

      our maths teacher & science teacher is very friendly with us her name is memcha singha & sangeeta das.....

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      sudhakshina chakraborty & aryan deb 4 years ago

      our maths teacher & science teacher is very friendly with us her name is memcha singha & sangeeta das.....

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      aya 4 years ago

      wow it is good

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      zainab hameed 4 years ago

      i remember my maths teacher because she was very friendly with us her name is rabia

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      JISMY N.J 5 years ago

      Excellent..... Teachers is our guiding light.I have an ideal teacher,his name is POULE SIR.I miss you.

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      INDHU P.P 5 years ago

      WOW!Its wonderful.Teachers is gift of god and salt of the earth.My BEST teachers & my gods SIBI sir,GEORGE sir,ANIL sir.I miss you my too

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      pavin 5 years ago

      nice andheart toching

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      anonymous 5 years ago


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      Distant Mind 5 years ago

      As a teacher with a few years of experience, I know that managing a classroom full of horny teenagers might be a challenge. You want them to enjoy your class, you want them to learn, you want them to think, and you want to survive it. It's all things that need to be balanced out.

      Most of the time the atmosphere in my classes was positive and enjoyable, but my students knew that if I say something, it needs to be done. I acted with them as with adults and intellectual peers and most of them appreciated it. Their results on standardized tests also supported my approach as fruitful. But I don't know if the students saw me as a good teacher.

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      dipa 5 years ago

      yes very true

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      Mahin 5 years ago

      Still i haven't any ideal teacher.

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      pruthvi patel 5 years ago

      Teacher is a god for me.both- past and present.

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      bhat faisal 5 years ago

      a teacher is one who teaches the student as his own son

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      Neha 5 years ago

      ,Teacher must have this qualities....Nice article

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      Awan.. 5 years ago

      Impeccable one.. awesome ..

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      Mudit Bajaj 5 years ago

      good lines

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      carla 5 years ago

      wow! great!idea..but let's face the reality that it is easy to say, but difficult to show and is not easy but, it can be,,remember,"nothing is impossible."

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      AMINA BUTT 6 years ago

      Its realy a good article. I have an ideal teacher. Her name is Miss SHAFAQ.

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      AYSHA HADHI 6 years ago


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      kukku 6 years ago

      itz realy a gud article !!! thanks

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      Ajab Ali lashari Eng Dpt salu 6 years ago

      I am agree. A teacher must go through this. Teaching is not an easier job. If any one who wants to make a room in the hearts of students then he must perfect in knowledge as well as in character.

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      NABIYA 6 years ago

      its true! I also have an ideal teacher. Her name is Zakira.

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      qwark 6 years ago


      I agree.

      I was a high school teacher and guidance counselor.

      I think ya may have missed one valuable asset: A teacher must ENJOY teaching and make learning FUN for students.

      Or did I miss that point in your hub? :)

      Voted up.


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      am@n 6 years ago

      @ susansisk : thanks for your valuable comment :)

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      susansisk 6 years ago from Georgia, USA

      All student teachers should read this. Teachers should strive to be the best they can.

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      Educational Technology 6 years ago

      thank you i loved this article

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      am@n 6 years ago

      @all : thank you very much

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      Leni Sands 6 years ago from UK

      I remember some of my own teachers for all the reasons you mention...great hub

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      A brilliant hub and very detailed of a good teacher. I agree with you and hope many teachers will read and take notice.

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      drbj and sherry 6 years ago from south Florida

      Two of the qualities that excellent teachers must have are patience and persistence. Without them, your students may not learn.

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      ACSutliff 6 years ago

      I agree with what you say about how the best teachers know when to be a hard task manager and are not lenient. Teachers need to find a balance. Good luck with teaching, I hope you like it as much as I do! Teaching is the best!

      Thanks for following me~! Good luck!