Do you call yourself a teacher?

It deeply troubles me when adults who profess to be educators fail to embody the true spirit of teaching. Teaching, often regarded as the noblest of professions, evokes sorrow when educators merely ‘expect’ their students to comply or comprehend. Why settle for mere ‘expectation’? Shouldn’t it be more about nurturing a genuine desire within learners to explore and cherish learning? I firmly believe that true teaching transcends mere lecturing or exerting authority over students. The bond forged between educators and their students holds greater significance than simply solving mathematical equations; in the years to come, it is this bond that will resonate in their memories.

Recently, a teacher hastily handed back graded papers after the first unit test, leaving the classroom immediately as the bell rang. She informed me that my learner had been in tears due to his lower score. I couldn’t help but wonder why the teacher didn’t take the time to sit down and speak with him. Why do some adults choose teaching as an escape from the demands of corporate jobs, only to treat it as an easier alternative? Is this not a misconception? Teaching is a vocation where lives are shaped, where learners are prepared not just for today but for a lifetime and for the world beyond.

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Written by Supriya18


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Do you call yourself a teacher ?

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