HAPPY TEACHERS’ DAY ❤🕉😀🍟
As a mark of respect to teachers, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan had rightly asserted ‘Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if 5th September is observed as Teachers’ Day.
In Bhagwad Gita, it has rightly been said that we should learn the Truth through a spiritual master or a Guru. We should resolve all our doubts but while doing so, we should pay him respect and serve him the way we can. Such a enlightened soul can impart us knowledge from the reservoir of information he has attained over a period of time.
An ideal teacher is a priceless gift of Omnipotent and Omniscient God
Since this priceless gift of God builds the character of the pupils so solid
So that the students face the challenges of life with fortitude.
An ideal teacher quenches the knowledge-thirst of his disciples analytically
Impart needed education with a great sense of responsibility
By going deeper into the subject matter objectively
Thus making learning & teaching process an exercise so easy
Thus inculcating holistic growth & development so that his pupils face life’s challenges effectively.
An ideal teacher gives meaningful tasks to his students
In the class-room settings even while pursuing online classes
Or through home assignments to keep his students updated
Thus making the teaching a fascinating exercise.
An ideal teacher takes online teaching
As an alternative to formal schooling
In the Covid-19 pandemic situation
Thus ensure transformation of students’ education
According to the change in prevailing condition.
An ideal teacher is a human being who is kind-hearted and humane to the core
Imparts and spreads awareness amongst students and more.
An ideal teacher exhibits traits of tenderness & gentleness in abundance
And ensures that likewise these good traits with heavy dosee of patience
Be puts in his students with a heavy dose of tolerance.
An ideal teacher has a huge reservoir of endurance
And try imbibing the same in his students along with resilience.
An ideal teacher has attitude bereft of any discrimination
Against his pupils, with whom he teaches with utmost concern.
An ideal teacher posses sincere attributes with a firm belief system to follow
So that students absorb goodness and excellence in every way.
An ideal teacher inculcates the traits of compatibility
So that his students could adjust in any territory.
An ideal teacher is the modest and free of any egocentric tendencies
And expects these traits in his students..
An ideal teacher teaches the art of diplomacy in day-to-day existence
So that for getting their things done they do not follow the path of violence.
An ideal teacher removes the ignorance of the learners
And infuses enlightenment with self-belief and self-confidence
And transforms his raw pupils who changes according to the changed circumstances.
An ideal teacher, of necessity, should lay a solid foundation
So that the students can weather all storms which may come in the lives of their students.
An ideal teacher adopts different methodologies to set right the weak areas
Of his students to the best of his/her capacities and capabilities.
An ideal teacher teaches the value of innovations
With a lot of motivational appreciations
As and when needed most essentially.
An ideal teacher is firm like a rock when need be
But soft like ice when needed hugely.
An ideal teacher has the genteel outlook with pleasing personality
Impresses the students with the lessons imparted so diligently.
An ideal teacher is sought after by the students personally
Because of his method of making even a most difficult lesson look so easy.
An ideal teachers uses trial and error method, so skillfully
Or through subject interaction technique so adeptly
Or Froebel method of freedom to act in a stimulating ambience
Or Montessori’s method tells us about the atmosphere so serene
With stress on social justice and community justice and fair-play
Method may be any, but spirit of teaching remains the same
The ideal teacher ensures that his students get enlightened in every way.
An ideal teacher teaches through discussions and collaborations
With each other for knowledge dissemination
Or through knowledge gained through experimentation
In a variety of situations and conditions.
Teaching could be by a formal teacher in the formal institute
Or informally through any informal institutions
Like temple, mosques, and churches so pious
The purpose is to disseminate instructions
To make huge difference in the students life surely
So that they get indepth know-how to face the life squarely.
An ideal teacher is resilient and infuses resiliency
Since greatness comes with the traits of flexibility.
O my God, please do help the educators
To realize his/her dream of shaping the destinies of his learners
So that when they grow up they become a better person
Who gets adaptive in any circumstances with positive disposition.
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.
WHY TEACHERS’ DAY IS CELEBRATED ON 5TH SEPTEMBER?
Teachers’ Day is being celebrated on 5th September as a tribute to Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, a thinker, philosopher, a most proficient statesman besides a learner of repute. He was born on 5th September 1888. While his admirers requested him to celebrate his birthday, he replied that he would consider himself more honoured if his birthday is observed and celebrated as ‘TEACHERS DAY’ which is according being done.
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENTS OF DR. S. RADHAKRISHNAN
It is worth mentioning about his early life. He did his Masters in Philosophy, thereafter, became professor of Philosophy at Madras Presidency College. He was appointed King George V Chair of Mental and Moral Science at University of Calcutta. He is well known for his knowledge of scriptures and known as 20th Century philosopher of Comparative Religion and Philosophy. He became Vice Chancellor of AP University in 1931 and also VC of Banaras Hindu University. He also taught Eastern Religions and Ethics at Oxford University besides being appointed Haskell lecturer in Comparative Religion at University of Chicago.
DR. S. RADHAKRISHNAN AS A GREAT PHILOSOPHER AND A THINKER OF REPUTE
He was not having much experience in politics and that is why he is referred to as the politician in shadow. He became the Vice President of India in 1952 and subsequently as the President. His insightful treasure of critical study of Indian Philosophy is worth mentioning. That is why we consider him a great thinker and philosopher. His philosophy was grounded in Advaita Vedanta. He proved to be a bridge between the East and the West.
A TEACHER SHOULD IMPART KNOWLEDGE WITHOUT ANY BIAS
I was obviously pained after observing the unethical and un-teacher-like attitude of an educator. A teacher should impart knowledge without any discrimination. For a teacher, every student is a learner and should try hard in removing ignorance and disseminate know-how. A teacher who is unbiased and imparts education to all without any ulterior consideration is precious – a gift of God.
TEACHERS AS THE BUILDERS OF A NATION
In essence, the teachers could be very rightly construed as the builders of a Nation as they assist the students in drawing out their inner potentials thus shape their future. The ideal teachers are the ones who exert sincerely and find out potentials and weak areas of all the students in the class and devise various methodologies in bridging the gap besides inculcating discipline and cooperation fervor amongst the students.
WHO IS AN IDEAL TEACHER?
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.
A TEACHER IS ALWAYS A LEARNER
It should be kept in mind that knowledge has no limits. When we learn one thing, there is yet another thing to be learned. A teacher who enhances his knowledge and keeps himself updated on variety of things can quench the thirst of his students in a meaningful way. It should be kept in mind that now a days, the students can get knowledge from a variety of sources; net connectivity, media etc. yet, the knowledge imparted by the teacher is second to none, it has the formal stamp of authority and wisdom along with heavy dose of love and affection.
ATTITUDE OF A TEACHER OR A GURU
The teacher or a Guru should be knowledgeable, unbiased, compassionate, and his only intention should be to teach the students and make them a true citizens so as to face the vicissitudes of life confidently that is. learn to be adaptive to the changed circumstances and face the challenges in life with belief and confidence.
THE TRADITION OF TEACHER AND PUPIL: GURU SHISHYA PARAMPARA
The Guru (teacher) Shishya (pupil) tradition (parampara) is quite old in the Indian context. In Upanishads, the mention 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. The age group for this purpose used to be from 8 to 12 years. Besides, scriptural knowledge, the pupils (shishya) used to get weapon training too.For instance, there were Gurukul 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 Gurukul on Indian traditions.
I am of the opinion that a true teacher is a person with humane touch and should possess the following traits:
- A teacher bestows knowledge about art and craft, gives lessons in history, geography, philosophy, literature, religious teachings, science and technology and other disciplines.
- A teacher or a preacher or a Guru also imparts spititual wisdom thus changing the lives of his disciples for a holisti growth.
- A true teacher remains a student for ever and instructs his disciples to be a seeker of knowledge for good.
- A true teacher imparts knowledge without any favoritism.
- A true teacher remains assessing his students’ capabilities, so that instructions he imparts are understood clearly by his students.
- A true teacher knows the performance of his students fully. He imparts students who are weaker in studies especially so that they too can adjust with students with sharper intellect not merely agreed and prescribed curricula but also let the students to be inquisitive.
- A true teacher goes beyond formal teaching but also explains quoting all the relevant examples so as to make his students knowledgeable.
- A true teacher raises the methodology of teaching to make his studies more interesting and purposeful.
- A true teacher not merely takes care of the set of courses prescribed but also takes care about their health and wellness; by pursuing extracurricular activities too for a holistic growth.
- A true teacher not only imparts theoretical instructions but also encourages them to make the instructions applicable in the lives of the students.
- A true teacher helps the students to be disciplined, cooperative, and socially adaptive to change thus become a productive instrument of change for better future for all societies.
- A true teacher moulds the destinies of his students with his teachings so that when he grows up, he faces life’s challenges with confidence.
- A true teacher inculcates positive traits in his students.
Conclusively, it could be said, a teacher is an essential part of any society, who changes the destinies of the students in the way considered most appropriate in accordance with change in time and space,/situations and conditions. Besides an ideal teacher is himself a student for ever.