“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” ― Albert Einstein
Being a teacher is one of the most satisfying and fulfilling jobs in the world. In a recent article by Huffington Post about happiness at work, Harvard professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter suggested that the happiest among us are those who are involved in solving the toughest problems and ‘making a difference’ in the lives of people .
When your child tells you that he wants to grow up and become an educator, it is your responsibility to sensitise him to the challenges and duties facing a teacher. You can make him understand that a teacher is someone who shapes the personality of individuals, mentors them to dream big, touches lives in a positive manner, and has the power to impact the community as a whole.
Teachers can do wonders! Mr Anand Kumar, an educationalist and mathematician who is best known for his Super 30 Programme, was himself inspired and guided by his mentor and teacher “My teachers encouraged me a lot and under the guidance of my mentor and guru, Devi Prasad Verma, I started a training programme for mathematics lovers.”
This ClipBook by Relief Foundation is here to guide you into becoming a great teacher. It also highlights the importance of being an instructor and the traits your child will need to imbibe so that he can inspire lives.
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When life wanted to bless you, he gave you a teacher. He is the ultimate gift of God. A teacher is noble, sweet and humble. He gives and knows only to give. A teacher is a visionary, a seer, a sage, a saint.
I made a good number of blunders my first year teaching that still make me cringe. I learned though. And it's fair to say, when it comes to managing a classroom, most of what we learn as new teachers is trial by fire.
Most educators have little choice about the (usually) over-crowded, (often) unappealing rooms they teach in -- but they intuitively know that the spaces children spend their time in can have an effect on how they learn.
It's been two decades since my first year in the classroom. I reflect on that time and wish I'd known a few things about myself, about teaching, and about my students.
While teaching may be seen as a low-paying, thankless job by some, those who stick with the profession see that it has the potential to be one of the most rewarding jobs there is.
While teaching is a gift that seems to come quite naturally for some, others have to work overtime to achieve great teacher status. Yet the payoff is enormous — for both you and your students.