Love - The Most Important Element For A Good Teacher

Updated: Sep 29


Love is the most important element in teaching.


A teacher can teach skills and impart knowledge but without love, may not make a difference in the child’s life.


Love can open our eyes to see our children as beautiful and precious individuals.  It moves us to care for them, even those whom we find hard to relate to.  It drives us to make every effort to help them flourish, to become who they are meant to be.


When our children feel that we love them, they are motivated to learn and excel. It moves them to love as well.  Teachers become their friends in exploring the world, comforters when they go through pain, cheerleaders when they experience success and teachers who give them confidence to be the best of themselves.   When teachers convey love to the children, they, in turn, learn patience and compassion to see their struggles, listen to their aspiration and feel their heartbeat.



Besides showing love, we also deposit the principles of Truth, Goodness and Beauty to our children. We impart the fundamentals of Truth to help them identify what is real from what is fake; imbue Goodness in them to do good to others even when it could be inconvenient to do so; and learn to appreciate Beauty for themselves.


Giving love is not easy.  It requires strength, courage and sacrifice.  However, it will also reward us with love in return.

 

爱心 – 作为一名老师最重要的条件


对教育者而言,有爱心是最重要的条件。


就算没有爱心,老师还是可以教导技能和知识,但是不能走进孩子的生命里。


爱心会让我们看到每个孩子独特的美,就算脾性有点难沟通,但还是会用心去了解他们,尽能力帮助他们。有爱心的老师会激励自己做得更好,加油打气,为孩子们着想,寻找和他们交心和接触的机会。也因为有爱,能看到他们的挣扎,聆听他们的理想和心声。


当孩子们感觉到老师对他们的关爱时,会开始有动力学习,老师将变成和他们一起探索世界的桥梁,痛苦时给予安慰,成功时是他们的啦啦队,让孩子们有信心发挥出最好的自己。


除了爱护孩子,老师们也要教导的原则。真理可以让孩子们分辨真伪,善意会鼓励孩子们关心别人,而审美观能让他们受益终身。


活出爱不容易,需要力量, 勇气和牺牲,但是回馈将是孩子们全部的爱。


Lim Ee Tuo

Executive Director

Presbyterian Preschool Services


Visit https://www.presbypreschool.edu.sg/careers to learn more about the opportunities at PPS. Give children a strong foundation in truth, beauty and goodness today.