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.
Donna Strickland Story
In 1903, Marie Curie née Maria Sklodowska became the first-ever woman to win a Nobel Prize in Physics. The Polish and naturalized French Physicist was recognized for her co-discovery of radiation. For the next 60 years, no women Physicist were awarded until 1963. German...
DR. CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD
3rd October 2018: The archaic meaning of the word ‘Success’ is ‘the good or bad outcome of an undertaking’, while as a noun, it is generally described as ‘the accomplishment of an aim or purpose’. In the case of the alleged sexual...
The Imperial Grandmother of Performance Art: Marina Abramovic Story
Profile The purpose of art has always been to express a wide variety of concepts and emotions that confront the human condition. In the annals of art history, many artistic disciplines have emer...
Vera Rubin Story
Profile Vera Rubin is an American astronomer known for her pioneering studies on galaxy rotation rates. She made several remarkable contributions to our understanding of physics and astronomy. ...
Umberto Eco Story
Umberto Eco was an Italian novelist, literary critic, essayist, philosopher and semiotician. He is popular for his unique writing style that combined semiotics in fiction, medieval studies, biblical analysis and literary theory. He is the author of many best-sellers and his wo...
Aziz Sancar Success Story
Profile Aziz Sancar, recipient of the Nobel prize in Chemistry in 2015, is a Turkish-American biochemist and molecular biologist specializing in DNA repair, the circadian clock and cell cycle checkpoints. Not...
Zaha Hadid: The Most Important Female Architect of our Time
Profile Zaha Hadid was an Iraqi-British architect. She is the first woman receiver of Pritzker Architecture Prize. Her design of the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre won the Design Museum Design of the Year Award. She has also won the RIBA Gold Medal in 2015, thus bec...
James Hansen Story
James Hansen is an esteemed adjunct professor from America. At present, he professes at Columbia University in the department of Earth & Environmental Sciences. The former head of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Hansen is famous as “father of global warming...
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.