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Lasallian Teachers

A school is only as good as its teachers. At Loughlin, the teachers not only know their subject matter and how to teach it, they strive to meet the Lasallian ideals.


Essential Attitudes

De La Salle believed that the essential attitudes for becoming a good teacher are:

  • Knowing each student as an individual and being interested in their whole life.
  • Trying to see in each student the image and likeness of God.
  • Being willing to try to maintain an open and friendly relationship with each student.
  • Being willing to teach by witnessing to the values taught.
  • Being open to asking God’s help to overcome difficulties, misunderstandings, or lack of easy contact with some students.
  • Being willing to recognize that close association with fellow teachers and sharing ideals with them is a way of being mutually supportive in the ministry of teaching.

Twelve Qualities

De La Salle named twelve qualities that every good teacher should possess:

1. Dignity

2. Calmness

3. Humility

4. Prudence

5. Wisdom

6. Patience

7. Self-Control

8. Gentleness

9. Zeal

10. Vigilance

12. Prayerfulness

12. Generosity

“You, too, can perform miracles by touching the hearts of those entrusted to your care.”
De La Salle

Adapted from original material created by the Brothers of Christian Schools, District of San Francisco. Used with permission.