What Made Me Start As A Teacher

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The passion to make a difference and to help the children exploit all the possible opportunities made me start as a teacher. I could come up with a list of reasons and you’d still want to stick with how teaching was my last desperate attempt to make something of my life. Honestly, NO!

I tend to enjoy the profession for its connection with students and challenging them to think beyond their context or set of beliefs tickles my set of beliefs and ideas all together. Yes, they come with their own set of cons of having to prepare beforehand for the lessons and the anticipation of having to deal with the kids who sometimes get on your nerves kills you but it’s all worth it in the end. When you see your hard work bearing fruit, all your anticipation, fear and anxiety tends to go right down the drain. The decision to get a head start on the career came with a lot of wayward responses from my near and dear ones. It wasn’t an easy one is what I meant to say. It was difficult because no one made it easy for me. All of them focused on how it was not profitable and how it would not help boost my CV, but I was focused on how it would help the children develop a sense of understanding and responsibility for the upcoming disasters that life has in stored for them. It was never a pre-thought of decision but it was spontaneous enough to make me believe in the magic of teaching, and the availability of plenty of teaching jobs in the vicinity made it far easier to get one without much ado.

It wasn’t exactly cake walk after all. Lesson preparing pre-classes, checking the exam sheets, attending the PTA meetings (yes, it’s equally hard for us, my dear parents), coming up with ideas to make each class as much interesting for the students to be hooked on to, shaping their beliefs and everything that it takes to become a role model dwelled on me. The more challenging it became the more fun it was to live up to. There was something to look forward to, every single day and there still is. Curiosity got the better of me. I made a deal to get up every morning to answer the curiosity of the kids who had become a part of me since and the deal was all I could think of when I needed a wee bit of encouragement to get out of the bed. Teaching has been a commitment in itself since then. I have loved every bit of it and the thirst to share the real deal of the world has been an unquenchable thirst ever since.

By- Dr. Narendra Pal Singh
K.D.V Public School

 

 

Great Personalities Who Went On To Become Teachers

As they say, “the best thing about being a teacher is that it matters. The hardest thing about being a teacher is that it matters every day”. It matters because they make a profound difference in children reading achievement and motivation to
read. Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world”. Here is a list of great personalities who were teachers sometime in their life or who went on to pursue teaching as a career choice because
they knew they had to somehow become an example for the future generations.

1. A.P.J Abdul Kalam-

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Who else than our own Missile Man to top the list! When he became the president of India in 2002 he didn’t leave his

The Inspiration That Bollywood Has Provided Us

It takes more than a will to change the world. It takes the courage that mankind needed when they decided to set foot on the moon. It takes the driving force of a lifetime to have the energy to alter the universal belief. It takes drawing from the deepest established wells of courage and inspiration. It needs role model the likes of John Keating and Ram Shankar Nikumbh. It needs people who believe in the change.

And that is why we need more movies like Taare Zameen Par and Dead Poet’s Society to hit the box office with a deafening boom and inspire the underrated heroes who have the capability to destabilize the routine and monotone circus that people call ‘education’. The movies have proven to be an array of inspiration for every generation and the teachers, shaping our world just out of our dreams. Here is a list of 5 teachers who have inspired us to live out of the box and to own ourselves.

1. Ram Shankar Nikumbh, Taare Zameen Par-

We’d all die for a teacher like Nikumbh Sir. Fun, attentive, loving and everything we have ever dreamt of in a teacher!

Importance Of Training A Teacher

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It is said that  “a teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart”.

 

As said by our beloved President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam in his famous speech to UN general assembly,

‘Where there is righteousness in the heart
There is beauty in the character.
When there is beauty in the character,
There is harmony in the home.
When there is harmony in the home,
There is order in the nation.
When there is order in the nation,
There is peace in the world.’

Teachers: The Creators of Tomorrow

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Teachers nurture the seeds for future. A teacher’s dedication and hard work put up a student on a good path. Often, we come across successful stories of person where they dedicate their success to parents, colleagues, and teachers and so on. However, the ‘Teacher” is always there be it a sportsman, sportswoman or a student.

We always have been inspired by some teachers during our school days. No matter, how far one reaches, one always has an inspiring story of one’s teacher to share. The words of a teacher still echo in one’s mind.

In a country like India, being a teacher is not an easy task. Some travel more than 30 km daily to teach children while some teach from morning to evening at no cost. In a country of multiple languages and diverse geographical conditions, the curriculum, timing and physical infrastructure differ place to place. A teacher has to adapt to all these.

Things That Principals Know About Great Teachers

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I have had the privilege of working with many great teachers.  These are some things that are true about them:

Great teachers don’t always have the best lessons.  But they always have the best relationships with kids.

Great teachers understand that developing the right classroom climate is a prerequisite to teaching the right lesson.

When a lesson does not go as planned, great teachers are not looking around the room… they are looking in the mirror.

Great teachers always come to class ready to teach… but they are mindful of the fact that not all students come to class ready to learn.

Teachers must ditch ‘neuromyth’ of learning styles, say scientists

Eminent academics from worlds of neuroscience, education and psychology voice concerns over popularity of method
Teaching children according to their individual “learning style” does not achieve better results and should be ditched by schools in favor of the evidence-based practice, according to leading scientists.

Thirty eminent academics from the worlds of neuroscience, education, and psychology have signed a letter to the Guardian voicing their concern about the popularity of the learning style approach among some teachers.

They say it is ineffective, a waste of resources and potentially even damaging as it can lead to a fixed approach that could impair pupils’ potential to apply or adapt themselves to different ways of learning.

The group opposes the theory that learning is more effective if pupils are taught using an individual approach identified as their personal “learning style”. Some pupils, for example, are identified as having a “listening” style and could, therefore, be taught with storytelling and discussion rather than written exercises.