The Perfect Teacher

Essay by FspanishmanHigh School, 11th gradeA+, January 2008

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As I meandered my way to music class, I felt that I was approaching an intolerable somnolence. I don not believe the problem relied on the subject, but in the way my teacher conducted his class. His dozy voice was of a terribly dull nature, but what impeded anyone from staying awake were his bad jokes and unexciting anecdotes.

In the countless hours of idleness during music class, while my teacher rambled about half key steps, notes, scales, and such things I have no desire to recollect, I began brainstorming the things that would make the class more interesting. Of course the class could be math or science, but then I realized that if my teacher taught those subjects, he would probably ruin them as well. I came to the conclusion that a better teacher was needed, or at least one that could keep the class awake. That is when I formed my definition of the perfect teacher.

It is important to note that everyone has different perceptions of the perfect teacher. Some people's favorite teacher would consist of someone who would always come in late to class with a cup of hot Starbucks coffee in one hand and a newspaper on the other one. That person would then go over the homework from the night before, if there was any, and the class would come to a conclusion.

Wrong! There are many characteristics of the perfect teacher, but the ones I have just discussed are certainly not part of them. I really don't want to go into detail about the subject because it would take too long. However, it is my duty to enumerate the different characteristics of the perfect teacher, and you can hopefully agree with me about most, if not all of them.

1. The perfect teacher...