Dear Teachers & Academic fraternity,
Happy Teachers Day!
At the outset, I congratulate you for taking up the most honourable profession that determines human progress.
For time immemorial the role of teachers in individual and social progress has been invaluable. Some skill and resource requirements may have changed but its significance has either remained the same or multiplied in recent times due to the rise of nuclear families.
Hence the focus of teaching has to be on not only imparting skills but also nurturing right values and cultivating right habits. That is what I consider holistic education. As everyone of us agree with the fact that mere differential knowledge is no longer adequate for a teacher to make any impact. The skills should include – to foster the skill of independent learning so that pupils can be lifelong learners; to be a facilitator so that child is encouraged to learn what is required and of his/her interest, as well as learn beyond classroom; to use new technologies for better comprehension and to be child-centric.Continue reading...
With the changed requirements, what you can emulate from your role-model teachers is how to share heart more than mind and how they have inspired you. Because no matter how skilful you are unless you win the hearts of students – inspire them to learn – all your effort will become useless.
So my dear teachers, keep sharpening your skill to inspire!
My best wishes to you on this teachers day!
Naga Prasad Tummala,