What is an “educator”? Who can become an educator? What does someone do as an educator? There are several answers to each of these questions which lead to further understanding of the term of an educator as well as the reasons for considering yourself as an educator.
- To encourage others to love learning
As for educators such as teachers, tutors, and lecturers where these professional educators have the huge responsibility to approach their students by giving them support and guidance throughout their studies. Other than responsibilities, there should be pure interest, passions, and love in educating people so that not only lessons will be fun and interesting, but also able to create a bond between the educator and the students which will lead to the student’s encouragement to study more.
- Enjoy sharing knowledge with people
Learning and studying new things have become a part of the human daily process especially the new generation. This is because, in this era of rapid modernization, various kinds of information and technologies will continuously develop such as gadgets, computer networks, and medical facilities that will keep on improving where we need to adapt to the world as fast as the internet speed. Luckily, those people who are advanced and learnt things faster than others could share their knowledge with people, as it is not only will enhance their understanding further but also being a contributor to the society. It’s a win-win situation.
- Guide people to become an independent learner
Imagine that you have the expertise in Photoshop, where you would gladly teach anyone the methods and skills in using the application without hoping for anything in return. Through your guidance, the learners will be able to practice the Photoshop independently and in the future, they will also be able to guide others the same way as you did.
- Anyone can become an Educator
Our parents were the earliest people who educated us when we are young through informal and home-teaching educations. That includes learning good deeds and proper manners with people, teaching about religions, customs, and cultures as what Karen Gross mentioned in one of her writing. Basically, educators are those people who are able to interpret and describe their experiences and knowledge despite that they are not a professional educator. It is as long as they are openly and willing to teach people what they know.