Heartiest FELICITATIONS ON THE OCCASION OF TEACHERS’ DAY CELEBRATIONS ON 5th September 2018.
AN IDEAL TEACHER – A GIFT OF GOD
An ideal teacher is a gift of Almighty God
Since this gift builds the character of the pupils so solid
Through teaching and experiments.
An ideal teacher quenches the thirst of his pupils
By imparting needed knowledge for a deeper understanding
And character building/transforming
An ideal teacher gives some task for training
Which could be in the class-rooms conditioning
Or through homework assigning.
An ideal teacher is a human being who is kind-hearted and humane to the core
Imparts and spreads awareness amongst students.
An ideal teacher is with traits of tenderness in abundance
So that his pupils also have an immense softness for others.
An ideal teacher has a huge reservoir of patience
So that his pupils cultivates learning with huge tolerance.
An ideal teacher has attitude bereft of any discrimination
Towards the pupils, he/she teaches with concern.
An ideal teacher has the sincere attribute with a firm belief system
So that his/her students become absorb goodness in huge measure.
An ideal teacher knows how to give rather than take
And wants his/her students to become so caring.
An ideal teacher is the modest one who disseminates information
Gleaned over a period of time.
An ideal teacher removes the ignorance of the learners
And infuses enlightenment with self-composure
And transforms his/her raw pupils
Into fine-blend of acumen sufficing with information.
An ideal teacher, of necessity, should know the weaker aspects of the pupils
And try removing his ignorance to the maximum.
An ideal teacher adopts different methodologies to set right the weak areas
Of his/her students to the best of his/her capacities.
An ideal teacher works with an intention to make amends through innovations
With a lot of motivational appreciations
As and when needed most essentially.
An ideal teacher is firm and rocky
But soft like ice when needed hugely
An ideal teacher has the gentle mannerism and pleasing personality
Impresses the students with the lessons imparted so expertly
Such a teacher is sought after by the students personally
To transmit the know-how gained diligently
By trial and error method, so skillfully
Or through subject interaction technique so adeptly
Or Froebel method of freedom to act in a stimulating ambiance
Then Montessori’s method tells us about the atmosphere most peaceful
With stress on social justice and community justice and fair-play.
An ideal teacher teaches through discussion and collaboration
With each other for knowledge distribution
Or through knowledge gained through experimentation
To clear any doubts that may arise from time to time
Teaching could be by a formal teacher in the formal institute
Or informally through any informal society institutions
Like temple, mosques, and churches so pious
The purpose is to disseminate instructions
Either formally or informally.
An ideal teacher makes the pupils face difficulties personally
And solve their own problems themselves to realize their purpose.
An ideal teacher is resilient and teaches infuses resiliency
Since greatness comes with the traits of flexibility
O my God, please do help the teachers
To realize his/her dream of shaping his/her pupils
To be a soldier, IT expert or any other expertise
Which should make the teacher proud
When they come across his pupils
In their new avatar
For which they had a hand in their making.
ON OUR TEACHERS & STUDENTS
Importance of ideal teacher, as a national builder, although is acknowledged and appreciated, yet, one thing that needs to be remembered is that a teacher should be dispassionate or unbiased in attitude towards all the students. A good teacher should command respect from the students, exhibit the high sense of integrity, should be a unifying force and above all should be unbiased. For a teacher, all the students are equal and necessarily need attention equally while clarifying all the concept queries of all the students.
As a great teacher, Lord Krishna exhorts his disciple Arjuna to cut doubts that have developed in his heart, burn the ignorance with the sword of knowledge (Jnana) while taking shelter in Yoga of action.
TEACHER SHOULD BE WHOLLY IMPARTIAL IN THEIR ATTITUDE
I was obviously pained after observing the unethical and un-teacher-like attitude of an educator. A student who had secured excellent results (A+) up to the last term was targeted and ignored to be awarded class scholar and the next second best student was awarded in the morning assembly by the Principal of the school before the declaration of the class results. Anybody can imagine the predicament of the genuine ‘scholar’. After she came to know about the information that she was not considered for the award, which legitimately should have been given to her, based on her credentials/record of the score during the complete academic session! She was completely shattered, only our consistent persuasions could persuade her to remain positive and further, we exhorted her to make still more efforts. Besides, we gave her an advice that education was an ongoing process. Here ups and downs will certainly arise; sometimes due to the student’s lackadaisical attitude, for not making an effort to excel, and other times, unfortunately, teacher concerned would be responsible for ignoring the right student at the right time and picking a wrong student due to her whim and fancies. In this sort of a scenario, who is responsible? This is a biased attitude which a teacher should never resort to.
ATTITUDE OF A TEACHER OR A GURU
The teacher or a Guru should be knowledgeable, unbiased, compassionate, and his/her only intention should be to teach the students and make them a true citizens so as to face the vicissitudes of life confidently i.e. learn to be adaptive to the changed circumstances or fortune or face the challenges in life with belief and confidence.
GURU SHISHYA PARAMPARA (THE TRADITION OF TEACHER AND PUPIL)
The Guru (teacher) Shishya (pupil) tradition (parampara) is quite old in the Indian context. In Upanishads, the mentioned of Gurukulas have been made; here the progenies of the ruling classes and others used to get spiritual knowledge about scriptures such as Vedas, Puranas, Upanishads etc were taught. The age group for this purpose used to be from 8 to 12 years. Besides. religious or scriptural knowledge, the pupils (shishya) used to get weapon training too. leaning for instance there were Gurukula run by Drona to impart knowledge about scriptures and weapons – as imparted to Pandavas (of which Dhanushdhari Arjuna is the more pronounced one) then there were discourses on the Brahman In Guru Varuni’s Gurukula Indian tradition, Gurukula system of education was there in ancient India.