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An Ideal Teacher - Good Teacher Qualities

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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


Maya joshi on June 23, 2017:

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

sher murad on February 28, 2017:

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

Nidhi Sehrawat on October 07, 2015:

Good lines

MBB on September 04, 2015:

My last mistake is my best n ideal teacher

Imteyaz Ahmed Ansari on August 29, 2015:

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

qadiro afghan on June 27, 2015:

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

khushi yadav on May 16, 2015:

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It is very interesting essay

shivani on March 07, 2015:

Its excellent essay

yash on October 26, 2014:


Cassandra Andrews on October 08, 2014:

Similar to the ron clark way if teaching

sohail shaikh on September 09, 2014:

i love ,y teacher

hetvu on September 04, 2014:

Oww it had helped me a lot

vaibhav on August 31, 2014:

Not soooo goooooooooood

mousumi on July 26, 2014:

Thank you

M. on March 26, 2014:

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

shivam on February 12, 2014:


Ashutosh Tiwari from Lucknow, India on December 04, 2013:

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

adnan on November 15, 2013:


yytiij on April 27, 2013:


adithya on April 25, 2013:

a teacher must be good

surbhi gupta on April 12, 2013:

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

sudhakshina chakraborty & aryan deb on March 12, 2013:

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

sudhakshina chakraborty & aryan deb on March 12, 2013:

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

aya on March 09, 2013:

wow it is good

zainab hameed on January 03, 2013:

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

JISMY N.J on November 20, 2012:

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

INDHU P.P on November 04, 2012:

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

pavin on September 04, 2012:

nice andheart toching

anonymous on September 01, 2012:


Distant Mind on June 25, 2012:

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.

dipa on June 23, 2012:

yes very true

Mahin on June 10, 2012:

Still i haven't any ideal teacher.

pruthvi patel on May 21, 2012:

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

bhat faisal on May 20, 2012:

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

Neha on April 10, 2012:

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

Awan.. on March 30, 2012:

Impeccable one.. awesome ..

Mudit Bajaj on March 12, 2012:

good lines

carla on March 08, 2012:

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."

AMINA BUTT on December 02, 2011:

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

AYSHA HADHI on November 23, 2011:


kukku on November 10, 2011:

itz realy a gud article !!! thanks

Ajab Ali lashari Eng Dpt salu on October 24, 2011:

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.

NABIYA on September 24, 2011:

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

qwark on June 26, 2011:


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.


am@n (author) on February 13, 2011:

@ susansisk : thanks for your valuable comment :)

Susan Sisk from Georgia, USA on February 13, 2011:

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

Educational Technology on January 30, 2011:

thank you i loved this article

am@n (author) on January 27, 2011:

@all : thank you very much

Leni Sands from UK on January 27, 2011:

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

Hello, hello, from London, UK on January 27, 2011:

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

drbj and sherry from south Florida on January 26, 2011:

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

ACSutliff on January 26, 2011:

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!

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