Introduction: An ideal student is one whom every other student looks up to. He is applauded for the way he carries out all his tasks be it in the classroom or the playground. He is a favorite among the teachers and is entrusted with various duties in school. Every teacher wants his class to be filled with such students.
However, an ideal student is also somebody whom every other student secretly envies. So while everyone wants to sit with or be friends with such a student many do not wish well for them as they are jealous of them. Nevertheless, this does not or should not dither the spirit of an ideal student as he is to achieve higher things in life. He is one who is disciplined and has a vision in life. He is somebody who works hard with complete determination and possesses a true sportsman spirit. He is not the one who never fails but one who doesn’t give up on failing. He tries again and again until he succeeds. He is keen on learning new things. He is determined to taste success and does whatever it takes to achieve the same.
Characteristics of an Ideal Student:
Here are some of the key characteristics of an ideal student:
- Hard Worker: An ideal student sets goals and works extremely hard to achieve them. He wants to do best in studies, sports as well as other activities and doesn’t hesitate to put in his best effort to achieve the same.
- Determined: An ideal student does not give up even when the times get tough. He stays determined to achieve the set goals and works continually to achieve the same.
- Problem Solver: Many students are seen giving excuses for various things including reaching late to the school/ coaching center, not completing their homework, not doing well in the exam and so on. However, an ideal student is one who looks for solutions to such problems rather than coming up with excuses.
- Trust Worthy: An ideal student is trustworthy. Teachers often assign them different duties which they carry out without fail.
- Positive: An ideal student will always be seen donning a positive outlook. Even if the syllabus is vast, even if the teacher schedules a test without giving much time to study, even if there is a sudden call for some competitive activity. An ideal student remains positive in every situation and takes on the challenge with a smile.
- Curious to Learn: An ideal student is curious to learn new things. He does not hesitate to ask questions in the class. An ideal student also goes out of his way to read books and surf the internet to widen his knowledge about different things.
- Takes Initiatives: An ideal student is also ready to take initiatives. This is a great way to learn, understand and enhance one’s knowledge and ability.
What makes a Student Ideal?
Here are a few things that make a student ideal:
- These students pay attention in the class and try to grasp as much as they can in their classroom sessions.
- They do not hesitate to ask questions in the class to clarify their doubts.
- They make sure they study all that is done in the class each day as they go home.
- They keep things organized.
- They do not only try to do well academically but also take part in other activities such as sports, debate competitions, art and craft activities and more.
- They take initiatives and give their best shot. They do not give up on opportunities because of the fear of failure.
- They do not give up even if they face failure. They try to do things again until they finally achieve the desired result.
Parent’s and Teacher’s Role in Shaping an Ideal Student: Every parent wants his child to outshine others in his class and be an ideal student. Many students want to fulfill the expectations of their parents but lack the determination and many other factors that make for an ideal student. While some try and fail, others fail to try in the first place. But should the students alone be blamed for this failure? No! Parents must understand that they play a significant role in shaping their child’s overall personality and attitude towards life. It is their duty to help their children understand the importance of doing well in school.
Now, many parents show their children the bigger picture and tell them as to how fetching good grades and working hard during the school days would help them as they get on with their professional and personal life later. However, most of them do not teach their children as to how to stay determined and motivated to work hard and achieve the set goals. Parents must work together with the children to help them do well in school.
Teachers also play an equally important role in shaping up their students’ personality. They need to look for ways to impact them positively and encourage them at every step.
Being an Ideal Student Helps Later in Life: It is said that you are what you repeatedly do. Excellence then becomes a way of life. An ideal student is organized. He keeps his room, school bag, books, and other stuff in an organized manner so that he doesn’t have to waste time looking for things when need be. He knows where exactly to look for his stuff. Being organized does not only mean keeping things intact but also means the ability to prioritize and organize your tasks in an efficient manner so as to complete them on time. This becomes a habit and even as such a student grows up he remains organized. Those who are organized can manage both personal and professional life efficiently.
An ideal student knows how to strike a balance between different activities and as he grows into a professional it becomes easier for him to maintain a work-life balance. He is also quite hard working and determined and this helps a great deal later in life.
Conclusion: It takes a good amount of determination to become an ideal student. However, the effort is worth it. If a child develops the aforementioned characteristics from an early age he would certainly be able to achieve a lot as he grows up and takes on bigger challenges in life. Nobody is born perfect or ideal. It takes time to inculcate habits that make a student ideal. Both the parents and teachers need to put in efforts to bring out the hidden potential in a child.