Writer William Arthur Ward once said “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires”. While one can usually rattle off a handful of teachers that “did me wrong” but it is with a smile and delight that we remember the good ones. The ones that pushed us to create, to think, to analyse, and to be the best us that we could be.
In a reddit discussion titled “What made your favorite teacher your favorite teacher?”, the stories range from one teacher that kicked the door open on the first day of class and yelled “Let’s do this!” to another one where the teacher made an example of a troublemaker by handcuffing them to a pipe as an NYPD officer.