The Gift of Teaching

The accumulation of knowledge is a mysterious thing.  Whether that knowledge has been acquired as a result of your life experience or a rigorous academic program, one thing is for certain:  There is an inherent desire in all human beings to share their current storehouse of knowledge.  Thus, this article will discuss the various reasons as to why some people are born teachers.

Teaching is a gift that needs to be cultivated.  We begin the process of cultivating our gift through various educational endeavors or by enrolling in a structured program of instruction called formal schooling.  And then, we hone our skills that would qualify us for our chosen vocation or further our gift in a program of higher learning.  Either way, we have been imbued with the desire to impart our knowledge to whomever cares enough to listen. 

Another reason why some people are born teachers is their basic philosophy of teaching, their way or method of teaching in the classroom.  You don’t need an undergraduate or advanced degree to be endowed with such a philosophy.  All one needs is the gift of teaching, that ability that ennobles the person in his or her chosen profession; and thus, to their pupils as well.

Having an innate capacity to help others is a third reason as to why some people are born teachers.  That innate capacity works in conjunction with that basic philosophy of teaching causing learning to take place.  For example, my third grade teacher took me to a behavioral specialist so that I could get an adequate diagnoses of my problem.  And once my problem was known (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), I begin to work with my specialist toward my objective:  To learn.

A fourth reason as to why some people are born teachers is their desire to use their knowledge toward the betterment of society.  A teacher’s primary or chief goal is to educate.  And when the educational process don’t take place something has gone awry or failed.  Thus, for the educational process to work there must be a meeting of minds between the student and the teacher.  That way, the student will benefit from the interchange of ideas.

Finally, teaching is a gift.  Whether one cultivates that gift by acquiring knowledge in his or her various educational endeavors or as a result of enrolling in a rigorous program of academic instruction, you can rest assured that your accumulation of knowledge will be able to stand the test of time by how you work interchangeably with your students in the classroom.