Something is not right with the relationship between a student and a teacher when the student gladly obeys the teacher all the time.
No discussion, no debate, no sharing of ideas, just pure compliance.
Every teacher wants to raise students who would in some way walk the trail that the teacher has blazed before.
This means generating ideas and sharing them with others.
This is what teaching and leading by example is, right?
But how can a teacher hope to raise a leader, if all the student does is prepare for tests, do exercises, and follow instructions all day long.
I always say that the right kind of teaching happens when the teacher bothers the student.
Not in an intimidating way but sort of helping them go were they are afraid to go just yet.
Sure it's risky. The results are slow and often unpredictable.
But sometimes in 3 months or later you get an answer, like, "you know, I'm starting to realize what you were talking about back then."