Next 5th September is National Teachers' Day in India and next 5th October is World Teachers' Day. Why a day for teachers?
Teachers' Day represents a significant token of the awareness, understanding, and appreciation displayed for the vital contributions that teachers make to education and development. Teachers are key people on the early days of our lives when we're still creating our personality, helping us to boost our strengths and skills, but also realise about our weaknesses and how to train them so that we become a better person.
The best memories from a teacher usually do not come from the subject they teach, but the life lesson they imprinted on us. I still remember mine. We had this literature teacher in primary school everybody feared. She was really demanding, serious and very difficult to please. But I learned a lot from her. She always wanted us to look beyond the questions, not just answer the obvious to the questions, but also seek for the 'deep-down' truth that the piece was hiding behind the words (in this case was literature ). Looking beyond the obvious has been a great skill in personal and professional life - a great learning from a great teacher.
How important is the role of a teacher in a student’s life? What were the learning you most value from your teachers? Any teacher that really made the difference? Have you ever donned the hat of a teacher and shared knowledge with someone less privileged than you?
We'll love to hear your ideas and stories!