Some Words of Wisdom from Mr. Eikichi Onizuka

Credit goes to GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka manga by Fujisawa Tohru

Credit goes to GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka manga by Fujisawa Tohru

One of my all time favorites from the Japanese manga world is Tohru Fujisawa’s, GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka. It’s a wonderful, funny and thought-provoking story about an ex-bike gang leader who wants to be the greatest teacher in Japan; it was serialized from 1997-2002. The first picture serves as an important reminder about how much influence we, as teachers, have upon our students. The things we say and do really does impact our students’ psyche and sometimes, teachers cause damage. I echo his words; no teacher should ever call their students things like “scum”, “trash” or some other demeaning name.

I love to read it again and again, there’s always something to learn from it about teaching and education as a whole. If you’re a teacher, or interested in becoming one, I recommend you read it. Even if you’re not into Japanese comics, it’s still worth reading for the story, in my opinion. It has helped me develop my teaching philosophy and how I view my students, and the role of education as a whole.

Here’s one last quote from the series:

gto-wallpaper-quote

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Filed under Adolescence, Delinquency, Education, Funny, Japanese Comic, Kids, Quotes, Teaching, Thinking

6 responses to “Some Words of Wisdom from Mr. Eikichi Onizuka

  1. Ar Vhee

    I strongly agree with these Ketan. You have a very informative post. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I remember this anime and I’m definitely agree with the last quote. ๐Ÿ™‚

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