Teaching … a passion
‘The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.’
A teacher has the power to transform souls and touch someone’s life in a positive way. It is one of the noblest of professions that deal with life-changing and destiny-altering powers. The teacher has the present as raw material on which she will finally carve and design the future … the children. It’s an ever evolving yet challenging and lifelong learning environment of which we are an integral part.
Teaching is a chance to touch someone’s life in a positive way. Teachers are the pillars of society for they educate and mould the future citizens of a country. Teaching, like any other activity, emerges from ones inwardness. Motivating and exciting students is the key.
Passion for teaching is innate. At the core of caring relationships are positive and high expectations that not only structure and guide behaviours, but also challenge students to perform what they believe they can do. The influence of a teacher does not stay for a limited period of time but it extends over a lifetime.
The dynamics of teaching have changed from the times of the gurukul to the time of today.
The guru, today, is a smart, well educated, knowledgeable person understanding the I-phone generation and keeping a tab on the learners’ lives, learning and most importantly their learning needs. In a vibrant and multidimensional environment like today where we live in a globalized world, the role of a teacher is now a multi-faceted role in an interesting classroom. She/he has to manage the classroom, teach, interact and above all be the active facilitator for a vibrant group of learners waiting to learn from you and trap you if you falter along the way.
A good teacher inspires. She teaches from the heart, not from the book. A teacher is capable of dispelling the clouds of ignorance from the minds of students and lighting the spark of knowledge in them.
The art of teaching is the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards. Teaching has the power to redefine lives. Teachers still use the most simple tools, articles and examples to teach the most complicated of lessons. Teaching requires creativity, innovation, passion, intellect, heart and head, love of subject and love of children.
Good teachers learn by reflecting on their experience of the teachers who inspired them, and by watching inspiring teachers in the schools to which they are attached. The best teachers I have known are constantly learning. The very best teachers I have known are as eager to learn on the day they retire as on their first day in the classroom. Good teaching is as much about passion as it is about reason ….
It’s about caring for your craft, having a passion for it, and conveying that passion to everyone, most importantly to your students – Professor Richard Leblanc Let your students know — and show them — how much you care.
‘If you can reach ‘em, you can teach ‘em.’ Making a significant contribution to someone’s life is something money can never buy. Teaching allows teachers to make a positive difference in the lives of the children in their care.
Thank you God for letting me to teach children.
An M.A., M.Phil, B.Ed, former principal of G.D. Salwan Public School, Rajendra Nagar, Vijay Laxmi Singh is presently working as Director-Principal, Training Vertical, Salwan Education Trust. Vijay Laxmi Singh has been an acclaimed school administrator for over 31 years. This rich and varied experience has given her the right learning vertical to become an educational management expert and school leader along with sharpening her acumen as a curriculum developer. Her transformational role also includes her reputation as a fine Principalteacher trainer in various spheres of education. She has received many awards viz International School Award from the British Council, Green School Award by CSE, Amity Excellence Award, Indy’s Education Award for Excellence in School & College Education, etc.