- Don’t get complacent. Plan properly for the teaching session to roll out effectively. Take feedback after each teaching session to find out where you went well and wrong. Adopt the ones that worked and analyze the ones that did not work to deliver better in the next session.
- Realize the fact that you are generating generations. Hence, be careful when you walk your talk in the campus. Students may look at negative things rather than the positive things. Hence, take all efforts to present positive body language to earn respect from your students.
- Educator’s attitude is very important to achieve teaching takeaways. Demonstrate a positive attitude. Winston Churchill rightly said that attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
- Make your teaching sessions student-centric, not teacher-centric. Don’t teach what you know. Find out what students need, acquire knowledge on it, and then teach to connect with them.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
“A Good Teacher is the Mirror of a Student” - Professor M.S.Rao
“In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, because passing civilization along from one generation to the next ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibility anyone could have.” - Lee Iacocca
Currently there is a lack of connection between parents and children, and between teachers and students. That is one of the reasons love affairs have gone up among the students in the educational institutions as they try to fill their gaps from their friends and colleagues. Some of the students commit suicide as they are unable to cope up with love failures. Society must take a serious view of this situation. The parents must recognize this challenge and must spend their time regularly with their children who crave for love and affection. And educators must take initiative to address this issue by connecting with students to provide an emotional support apart from inspiring them. They must be friendly with students not only to share knowledge but also to provide psychological support to boost their self-esteem and make them as healthy citizens. They must adopt the following practices to build strong and healthy students:
Educators must don multiple hats like teachers, counselors, leaders and parents as per the situation to connect with students. Currently the expectations of the students are rising globally. Hence, educators must raise their bar constantly to learn, unlearn and relearn with the changing times and technologies to stand as great educators.
Teaching is a profession of passion. It is the mother of all professions. Unworthy and inefficient educators must not enter this noble profession if they are not passionate, committed and dedicated. Entry to teaching is open to all individuals who are passionate about this profession, and who intend to make a difference in the lives of students.
Educators are intellectuals and must provide solutions to the problems in the society. They cannot be part of the problems. They must be part of the solutions. The society expects a lot from them and they must live up to the expectations to bring out a positive change among students. Above all, they must remember that a good teacher is the mirror of a student.
“A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.” – Anonymous
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