Sidewalk Bends

Exploring the soul and it's reaches.

A True Teacher

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The Religious Teacher Sherab SengeA true teacher does not need to boast.
A true teacher does not need to proclaim their knowledge.
A true teacher does not mock.
A true teacher does not put down another.
A true teacher knows their own heart.
A true teacher knows that he does not know all.
A true teacher knows when to be silent.
A true teacher offers without want for outcome.
A true teacher offers without want for reward.
A true teacher understands when he is the student.


Written by Sidewalk Bends

June 23, 2010 at 5:58 am

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  1. As a retired classroom teacher I so love this because the focus is less on technical aspects of teaching (e.g. knowing the subject matter). Thank-you. Bright Blessings.


    September 12, 2010 at 2:29 am

  2. I appreciate that you view teaching as a craft.

    what do you teach?


    September 15, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    • I actually don’t teach. The original post was meant as a commentary on how some teachers, advisors, parents and those who give counsel view themselves.


      September 15, 2010 at 11:13 pm

  3. as a pretired teacher, you have managed to catch the true essence of the unsung hero teacher. There are so many out there who are unnoticed, and that is fine. They are doing their jobs and they don’t mind. They truly love the children and what they do and that is the reward in and unto itself!


    November 29, 2010 at 10:53 am

  4. I love this. I may need to print it out and keep it above my desk at all times.


    December 26, 2010 at 6:04 pm

  5. So true! Thanks for sharing. Did you write this?


    May 29, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    • Thank you for the repost. Yes, I wrote this about a year ago. I’m glad that even now, others find use in it. I wish you all the best with guiding young lives.


      May 30, 2011 at 6:45 am

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