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.

  • 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...
  • Drew Gilpin Faust Success Story

    Profile Catharine Drew Gilpin Faust is an American educator and historian, better known because she became the first female president of Harvard University. ...
  • Anne Wojcicki: The Genomic Pioneer

    Biography Anne Wojcicki is the CEO and Co-founder of the company 23andMe, pertaining to personal genomics. Apart from this, she is a renowned American biologist. Childhood and Early Life Wojcicki was born in San Mateo County, Califo...

  • Tomas Lindahl Success Story

    Profile Tomas Robert Lindahl is a Swedish scientist, and a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in the year 2015. Mr Lindahl focuses on Cancer research.He along with Turkish Chemist Aziz Sancar and American Chemist Paul L. Modrich...
  • 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...

  • David Cheriton Success Story

    Meet the cosmetic tycoon, Miguel Krigsner, president of the major cosmetic company, OBoticario, in Brazil. This 65-year old entrepreneur is, according to Forbes, the 810th billionaire in the world, with a net worth of $2.1 billion. Krigsner’s is a fascinating story ...
  • A.P.J Abdul Kalam - The Missile Man of India

    Former President of India, Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was hailed as an Indian scientist who served the President’s term from 2002 to 2007. He studied aerospace engineering and physics and his last four decades were spent as an administrator of science. ...
  • Narendra Nath Datta Success Story

    Childhood Swami Vivekananda, born Narendra NathDatta born in 1863, was a Hindu monk known for his role in the spiritual enlightenment of the Indian masses. As an influential spiritual leader, he is also credited for bringing the philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to ...
  • William Shakespeare Success Story

    Early Life Born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 16th century England, William Shakespeare was a creative enigma right from his early days. With little information known about his education aside from hearsay or the often inaccurate opinions of his peers, many ...

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.