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.