We live in a world where information is available on the fingertips, even to children who have access to various media. While this has evidently made them smarter, it has also put them under a lot of stress. And, so, the role of a teacher today has gone beyond lectures in the classroom. Every child is blessed with unlimited potential, and teachers can play the role of a catalyst, transforming the child into a confident, secure citizen of the world.
The challenge today for teachers is to act as a friend, philosopher and guide.
Working parents have little time to spend with their children. Lack of communication has led to low self-esteem among children. They turn to friends, junk food and television. A good teacher, as a friend, steps in, goes beyond the classroom, strikes a balance between the head and the heart to fill that gap. No amount of internet, online information, smart schools and multimedia lessons can replace a good teacher and a school with a holistic approach.
The role of a teacher may have changed over the years but the goal of shaping the destiny of their students is unchanged. Teachers are the real nation-builders, whose lives are a reflection of sacrifice, dedication and commitment. They have to be prepared to meet the needs of students of varying abilities, within the same classroom, thus, providing them with a holistic learning experience. It is also incumbent on the educator to be a good role model, in and out of the classroom, as their actions, attitude and words make a significant impact on children.
Today’s teachers, besides showing commitment to this noble profession, must also focus on subject matter expertise, cross-disciplinary references, and innovative methodology for interactive learning.A word of advice for the young teachers of the 21st century.
Do not restrict students’ creativity and thinking power by providing readymade solutions. Be careful of indiscriminate use of technology. Be patient, control your anger and spend and interact more with students. Innovative methods, multimedia and modern technology should blend with the traditional methods of storytelling, discussions, songs, dramatization and puppetry.
Theme presentation was very good.All the children actively participated in the programme which increase their confidence level.
- Mrs. Ranjana ( parents of K-2)
Very nice to see the children spoke perfectly ….. Lovely….. feeling proud on my daughter.
- Mrs. Dharmishtha ( Parents of Grade -4 students)
The theme presentation was very good. I like so much.
- Mr. Sajid Shaikh( parents of Nursery students)