Great teachers shape the mind of students to become future leaders, professionals, and artists. Their dedication and patience makes the dreams of every Filipino come to life.
In the fictional world, there are characters that portray the perfect teacher every student wish they have. More than the lessons they teach, these teachers inspire students and make them believe that everything is possible through hard work.
If you could pick the faculty in your fictional school, these teachers will definitely top your list:
Master Shifu, Kung Fu Panda
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Behind those grumpy look and commanding eyes, is a protective and caring teacher. With his patience and skills, he transformed the naïve panda, Po, into a disciplined and strong Dragon Warrior. Master Shifu teaches more than fighting skills. His wisdom is something every students will cherish.
Charles Xavier, X-Men
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With his super power, Charles Xavier aka Professor X search for mutants around the world and formed his own school to help them. Despite the difficulty of managing a school for the gifted, he maintains his calm and loving persona that brings hope to the mutant community.
Kumiko “Yankumi” Yamaguchi, Gokusen
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Yankumi is the epitome of every student’s ideal teacher. In school, she is the idealistic and endearing teacher to a bunch of delinquent students. At home, she is the heir to a huge Yakuza clan in Japan. Her dedication for work, and her care for the wellness of the students, earned her respect among the students who used to hate authoritative adults. Expect Yankumi to run (literally if you watch the TV adaptation) miles towards you when you are in trouble.
Eikichi Onizuka, Great Teacher Onizuka
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After barely passing his degree in a second-rate college, Eikichi Onizuka isn’t the best person to teach. But when it comes to managing a class that drove teachers to breakdown, psychotic problems and mysterious death, this street smart teacher is fit to do the job. What he lacks in intelligence, he makes up with his dedication to help his students and teach them to enjoy life as it is.
Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter
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Hogwarts has plenty of professors, but no one can beat the compassion and intelligence that Albus Dumbledore, headmaster of Hogwarts, has shown to every student. While Dumbledore may not be an active teacher in the school of wizardry compared to the likes of Professor McGonagall, another great teacher, his skills inspire young wizards to become better magicians. Just observe how great Harry Potter has become because of his wisdom.
Ms. Norbury, Mean Girls
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Ms. Norbury is the proof that no one can bring down a great teacher. Despite the burn book incident, she still led the Mathlete team into victory and thought every girl in school the real meaning of friendship and self-respect. Trust fall, anyone?
Dewey Finn, School of Rock
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This rock star wannabee isn’t the best teacher to teach at one of the best primary school in America. While he barely thought anything to the kids, he left them the passion for music, lesson to aspire for their dreams, and to just rock life. As he said, “Let’s rock, let’s rock, today!”
Too bad these teachers are not real. You could have learned a lot of things from them, magic and kung fu included.
For now, focus on being a good student and do your homework. After all, your success is not just in your teacher’s hands. You have to do your part as well.