Wednesday, March 30, 2011
12 Virtues of a Good Teacher
The Twelve Virtues of A Good Teacher
(12 key virtues listed by De La Salle)
Teachers earn respect by acting with dignity. They cultivate an assured and calming presence.
The teacher, knowing each pupil is a child of God, will confide them to God’s protection while doing everything possible to prepare them for life.
This virtue is best summarized from one of Saint John Baptist de la Salle’s Meditations for the Time of Reflection, “Let it be clear then, in all your relations with students who are entrusted to you, that you look upon yourself as ministers of God, acting with love, with a sincere and true zeal, accepting with much patience the difficulties you have to suffer.”
This puts service before personal convenience. De La Salle wants teachers to be unselfish in their giving, always available and approachable whether in or out of the classroom.