Is that Good teachers create good students or good students create good teachersAt the first straight view, there is no confusion. Good teachers can make even worse students to be top grade students. It was so in our times. I studied in a government school. There were students from all the sections of the society. But the teachers were very good, mature, experienced and knew how to teach and make each student understand. At times they used to take special classes for those who needed some extra support. Many of the students from these kinds of schools occupied top positions in their own chosen fields after completing school. We used to witness many parents emotionally thanking teachers for helping their children learn well and come up in life. Similarly many old students visited their alma mater later to personally thank the teachers in helping them become good students and come up n life. Yesterday the SSLC results were published in Kerala. The list of government schools where there was cent per cent pas was a long one. A proof that good teachers made good students.
But just take the case of institutions like IITs IIMs or some top rated schools across the country. These institutions admit only top ranking students only. The teachers thus have a compulsion to be of top level and be updated always as the students may know better sometimes. So the teachers have to have the cutting edge. So in these places it is the students who create good teachers.
Just a a good potter needs good clayto make good pots, a good cook needs quality ingredients a for a teacher to become good good students also needed.
Which one is the correct as per your view?
(This is an entry for A Thread a day Challenge)