Teaching a toddler how to ride a bicycle... In the end, teaching is about guiding someone through his/her applied individual learning experience and the time given to the learner to spend on the bike is more important than the time taken by the instructor to show how well the instructor can ride the bike.
Teaching is like crossing borders: you should approach it like you have something to learn and something to offer.
Teaching is like skipping stones. Students are the stones and the ripples of water created are the infinite effects of teaching, whether you see the final product or not.
A flowing river in which we are creating 'reality' together, inter-subjectively in a dynamic interaction of teaching and learning together.
Teaching is like painting. Sometimes the subject makes a difference but mostly its the style
Teachers grow and cultivate the seeds of knowledge they plant within their students.
A teacher is like a captain of a ship, sailing on unknown waters with students. being together with them in good and bad times, yet more responsible than them, when things do not turn out well.
To be a great teacher is to be a great coach--to provide structure and discipline for learning, to set high standards and define them clearly, to model the intellectual curiosity and openness to new ideas that you expect your students to have, and to help students find their own voices, and unique talents, even though they may differ from your own.