The best teacher in the world

Who is the best teacher in the world? Who is the best teacher who has ever lived?

Christians are likely to talk of Jesus Christ as the best teacher who has ever lived. Moslems may say it’s Mohammed. I have no quarrel with any of the two.

As for the best teacher in the world, I would not single out any individual. I would like to look at it from a different angle. There is a common saying that example is the best teacher. So my answer would be example is the best teacher in the world.

We live in a world of great teachers, average teachers and mediocre teachers.

The great teacher teaches by example. The average teacher teaches sometimes by example but not always. The mediocre teacher does not teach by example. They preach but do not do what they preach.

Someone has said you teach more by what you do than by what you say. This is exact.

As Karl Menninger says, “What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.”

Indeed, Example is the best teacher.If you are a teacher, live as you want your pupils to live; behave as you want your students to behave. Do not ask your students to dress well when you dress shabbily. Do not ask them to cut their hair low when you go about with unkempt hair. Those you teach should see you doing what you want them to do.

Indeed, example is the best teacher in the world.

6 thoughts on “The best teacher in the world

  1. Nice Article. Teach by examples. Whatever one says must shows by his personality. Jesus Christ and Mohammad (peace be upon them both) both were messengers of Allah, The God, The Almighty, in their respective times. Both were true teacher, teach by examples. Both are equally respectable because both revealed the same message of Almighty Allah (The God) that Allah (The God) is only ONE. Neither He has any SON nor any FATHER and He has no WIFE. He created all the persons for only His worship of every and all kinds. He has no partner in any worship and in any deed at all. He created the Angels, Heaven, Hell, reveal Books. There is an end of the universe. And then there is a Resurrection Day when again all the persons will given life and then they will be accountable for the deeds they have done in this life. Every one individually will be judged and NO ONE can help the others. A sinner will not be saved by anyone else. Neither Jesus Christ nor Mohammad (Peace be upon both of them) can save anyone except with the permission of Almighty Allah. And this permission will be ONLY selected for whom the permission will given and not for every one. So, these both and all other messengers in their respective times were the TRUE Teacher, Teachers by Examples.

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