Famous People in Education

A good teacher knows how to bring out best from his students. A teacher’s success is measured only with the success of his students. When a student leaves a school or college, what he takes away is a connection with his teacher who was successful at instilling inspiration and passion for a subject. Success cannot be measured, and in the world of education, teachers are responsible for re-evaluating the quantification of learning. These inspiring stories of famous people in education will tell you about some people who were successful at reaching their students.

Paula Scher Story

Paula Scher Story

Profile While it’s true that Rome wasn’t built in a day, apparent..
Marina Abramovic Story

Marina Abramovic Story

Profile The purpose of art has always been to express a wide variety of conce..
Simon James Harris  Story

Simon James Harris Story

Profile Simon Harris James is more than just a usual co-inventor. If you have..
Vera Cooper Rubin Story

Vera Cooper Rubin Story

Profile Vera Rubin is an American astronomer known for her pioneering studies..
Anne E. Wojcicki Story

Anne E. Wojcicki Story

Biography Anne Wojcicki is the CEO and Co-founder of the company 23andMe, per..
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam  Story

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam Story

Former President of India, Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen..
James Edward Hansen Story

James Edward Hansen Story

James Hansen is an esteemed adjunct professor from America. At present, he profe..
Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid Story

Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid Story

Profile Zaha Hadid was an Iraqi-British architect. She is the first woman rec..
Umberto Eco Story

Umberto Eco Story

Umberto Eco was an Italian novelist, literary critic, essayist, philosopher and ..
Catharine Drew Gilpin Faust Story

Catharine Drew Gilpin Faust Story

Profile Catharine Drew Gilpin Faust is an Ameri..
Tomas Robert Lindahl Story

Tomas Robert Lindahl Story

Profile Tomas Robert Lindahl is a Swedish scientist, and a recipient of ..

Whether it’s about teaching a new topic or revising a chapter, a successful teacher has a sense of purpose, and can see the bigger picture beyond the boring and hard lessons. Sometimes, he may not bring 100% results from the students, but teachers know not to rely on instant gratification. Instilling education is a messy endeavor, more like nurturing a plant. It will take time, and a little dirt too, in order to grow. A successful teacher also knows that it is important to keep a balance between listening to his students, and ignoring them. A teacher should listen to his students when necessary, but should ignore them if they are going in the wrong direction.

A successful teacher needs to have a positive attitude, as negativity can zap creativity and increase risk of failure. He should have a cheerful mood, with a sense of energy and vitality. He should have confidence in his students, and put stock on their abilities. Here, you will read some inspiring stories of famous people in education who set the bars high for their students.