The most important role of the teacher is skillful transmission of knowledge, because after all this is why they’re employed at a school, to teach.
Well, if the teacher has other valuable features, such as interest in the students and their problems, that’s important as well. We do not mean deep meddling in their personal affairs, but that they react when something is wrong. When a child closes in on themselves, they cease learning and stop coming to class, which is a signal that something is wrong in their life.
27-year-old Donald Ray Guy was holding his partner and her 11-year-old daughter in Louisiana against their will. He locked them in a trailer and did not let them go for a few weeks. It is not known why he wanted to isolate them from their environment. Maybe he was afraid that she would leave him, because he didn’t want to suffer humiliation and intimidation? He was a ruthless tyrant and threatened the detainees that if they tried to escape, he would cause them harm. The woman and the 11-year-old had been separated from the world for a very long time.
How did their fate turn out? About this on the next page.