Tuesday, April 8, 2008

"A Good Teacher"

A good teacher is one

who helps his student to learn

how to learn,

and who teaches him

to become a mentsch.

Turning a student into a mentsch

is the greatest possible achievement

of any teacher.

Whoever does that

does something God-like,

a real imitatio Dei:

creating a human being.

--Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

from "On Character Education"