Role of The Teacher

The Role of the teacher is primarily one of ministry. Teachers should be “Expounders of truth… who have an abiding care for [their students.]” (Knight,1989. p 195) Knight suggests the “Lost” parables are particularly relevant to the role of teacher. (p 196) The teacher is the one who seeks and attempts to save that which is lost, to become an agent of salvation. It is the duty of the teacher to live in harmony with God, continue developing mentally, and to maintain physical health and balance in life. It is also for the role of the teacher to include companionship in work and play with students.