Teaching is a very pure profession. We owe our happy, successful, and content lives to these angels who serve us without an ounce of expectation. Teac
Teaching is a very pure profession. We owe our happy, successful, and content lives to these angels who serve us without an ounce of expectation. Teaching is one of the most patient jobs, all the success stories we see around, are a result of a teacher doing her job well. UNICEF and UNESCO come together to recognize the teachers all around us and give them the love and respect they deserve.
Teachers are those who mentor and give us the right advice, criticism, and ray of light to move on in our journey of life. Teachers necessarily do not mean those you meet in schools and institutions, but everyone who has helped you grow and mentored at different stages.
Teachers are immensely talented people who need to be experts in what they teach, along with dealing with the responsibility of enlightening the scholars who submit their time to them. It is commendable how they practice patience through all these.
The pandemic has forced everything to go online, and even institutions and schools took the online route. If not for the role of the educators, we would have been in a dilemma of wasting a whole academic year. Although the generation of our teachers have not been well- versed with technology, they took their service seriously and have tried learning using the gadgets, just like they always do.
The current scenario, has become toxic for teachers, and every day there are cases of children misusing the online medium to ‘have fun’. But, this is the time we require to be grateful and empathetic to our teachers, as they are learning each day to handle the online medium, and however overwhelming it might be, they still progress to serve us.
Schools are not just places where facts get traded, but each day knowledge is created and propagated. A child learns to be adolescent and eventually, an adult, training each day to survive the real world in the future. Teachers become a catalyst in making this possible, pushing the limits of their students each day.
There was a debate sometime back, ‘Could computers and AI replace human teachers in the coming years?’ The answer could be yes. There might be technological improvements that might lead to teaching becoming one-on-one between a machine and a human scholar. But, no machine can replace the personality of a teacher and the amounts of knowledge a teacher spreads without speaking or trying to convey, but by just being herself and showcasing her personality, as a testimony. Education does not limit itself to mere textbooks. And, this is impossible for the machines to achieve.
Let us be grateful to our teachers, to the mentors who we met at some points in our lives and have played roles of catalyst in creating and shaping our lives as it is today. Let us be the same empathetic that our teachers have been in sharing their knowledge and helping us grow. And, let us realize that teaching is not a mere profession, but a service.