The perfect recipe for an ideal teacher

Kriti Mehra

1/2 litre of creativity, 3/4 cup of patience, 2 cups of tolerance, 5 cups of open-mindedness, 3 tablespoons of skill, a dash of motivation and a dollop of inspiration. Mix all of these and you get a perfect teacher!

Bring them out of the box

Sakshi Mathuria

Being able to connect with students, humility and a willingness to listen and understand students– these are what students look for in an ideal teacher.

What makes a learner?

Sumana Kasturi

There is a lot of responsibility that we place on our teachers today and a lot of things that we expect them to be and do. So perhaps a simpler way of answering the question–what makes a teacher?–is to answer the question–what makes a learner? Here is a list of qualities a mother identifies for her children and students everywhere to have in order to be good learners.

The empathetic energiser

Geeta Gujral

A poem by a teacher from a student’s perspective, that talks about the importance of a teacher in a student’s life.

Teacher quality: measured on the happiness scale

Priya Mathur

One comes across several kinds of teachers in one’s life–the conventional, the experimental, the maverick, the nurturer. A good teacher has a little bit of all these different aspects.

Let’s cook up the perfect teacher!

Sudharani Uppala

Flexibility, communication, humour, compassion, imagination– a good teacher should possess all these qualities and should work with both her head and her heart in order to teacher the “whole” child.

Three questions for my child’s teacher

Anjana Nayar

Parents today want their child’s teacher to be observant, open-minded and accepting and be able to prepare children to live in an uncertain future.

On being a teacher

Alok Mathur

What makes a teacher depends largely on the relationship that a teacher builds with his students. A relationship that leads the teacher to observe his students, identify their needs, understand them and work with them to help them emerge as good human beings; a relationship that is reciprocal in which a teacher gains as much as he gives.