TEACHER…more than an educationist…

I have written this post for this Week’s Writing Challenge…

Anybody can be a teacher, by having degrees…but can those degrees promise to be a good teacher???

Before we go into that I would actually like to know what is the definition of a GOOD TEACHER not a teacher…well for world it’s a person who provides education to the students…but for me it’s more than an educationist…

A student spends approximately 7 to 8 hours with his teacher everyday till he completes his education…so apart from parents a teacher also plays a very vital and crucial role in any person’s life…we learn so many things from them in fact I believe till certain age we like to listen to our teachers instead of our parents…

I don’t count those teachers as GOOD TEACHERS, who are just after students who have great grasping power…who are always running behind numbers and grades…students who are good in studies can do good in academics even with little guidance but challenge lies where you need to make understand students who are slow learners and totally dumb when it comes to study…and if any teacher can make changes in their life than he is a good teacher…

Because when you are dealing with average and below average…you need to have loads of patience and very creative to make them fall in love with your subject…

Every student is different from other…if one is good in academics it’s not necessary that he will do great in sports too and vice versa…a teacher always needs to understand the strength and weakness of their students…and with the time they need to let them overcome their weaknesses…still there are going to be students who just can’t make it, so you need to work on their strength instead of torturing them to death for their weakness…

I always had difficulty understanding in Coaching Classes…I was a slow learner so these classes were never huge help for me…still during my Grads days, I thought of doing Chartered Accountancy…so I joined one of the renowned Institute of India…but I didn’t know that I was stepping in my own grave and very soon my dream of becoming a CA would be turned into a nightmare…

It was my first day… I was super excited, all prepped up I choose to sit with the best view…as soon as Sir arrived (he used to teach all the main subjects)instead of asking for any introduction he started the class directly with chapter three, we were supposed to study the previous two chapter our self…he never used to ask anyone whether they understood or not and if you will not complete the given homework by next day, he used to insult students to their death…because I was a slow learner, it became a huge problem for me and with time it turned into a never ending horror movie…he was so obsessed with his skills and talent that he used to feel superior of himself all the time…and if a student was not performing, he used to tell them in front of 100 students “you are loser, you will never do anything in life…you will be a failure in life and your parents will regret that they have given birth to a curse”…

Now how could anyone say such a heartless and horrifying thing to a 17 or 18 year old child…of course a he/she is a child, fresh out of school, ready to spread their wings and wishing to fly high in open sky and some lame stupid OLD FART comes and demoralizes them day after day just because they are not as fast as you are…just because you can understand stuff in the blink of an eye, it doesn’t mean that everyone needs to have same brain as you…and honestly if having such a brilliant mind, means you should behave like a show off all the time than SORRY…I don’t want to have this brilliant mind of yours…

He humiliated me so many times, that I finally decided to give up on CA…he actually made me feel that I don’t have any brains, I am lame and dumb and a loser who will never do anything good in this life at least…

And he is not alone, there are thousands of teachers who are like him always running after money and brilliant minds…but remember one thing, I know I can’t grasp it quickly the way you do…I am not as brilliant as you…but I want to tell you that I am a teacher too…I know when to be strict and when to be soft…I know what to say and when to say and to whom to say…I understand the mindset of my students too…I understand that every student is different from others…and every student needs different medication and therapy…and I try to understand their strengths and weakness…and I don’t kill them to death even if they don’t perform after thousand numbers of classes also…its fine there is no need for everyone to be an Einstein…and there are many people who aren’t brilliant in studies but are doing great in life…students are like soft clay and you can mold them the way you want it…teaching is such a professions which creates other professions…

Teaching is most beautiful job apart from being a parent and you have a new born life in your hands…you can create history and leaders and more than that great human beings…so if you are a TEACHER try to understand your responsibility because after parents you are solely responsible for making or destroying the future of a child…

Every Student can learn not on the same day or the same way…a teacher can create a great future, a great nation if he wants to…

To all those teachers who made me what I am today…thank you…

With love ❤

AARYA

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11 thoughts on “TEACHER…more than an educationist…”

  1. I agree completely with you.I too have a teacher in my college here so thinks that it is his right to insult every student who doesn’t perform well.The problem is the mindset these people have,that academic excellence is everything.If you score well,you are his favorite and if you don’t you are an idiot,according to him.If you see most parents in India have that mentality too.If their child is more creative ,is into arts or sports and might not be that good with math or science they are considered failures in life.
    About coaching classes,that is one hell I’ve been through to get into a good college.
    Thank you so much for this post ❤

    1. I am pleased that you liked it…and its true in India people are still obssessed with doctors and engineers…but dont worry just believe in yourself and keep following your dreams…you are good to go 🙂

  2. Nicely written.
    Though my experience is a little different, because I was good in my academic. But I had the luxury of having great teachers, they taught us well. Well most of them anyway. The language teachers well they didn’t. They came and went, ignoring all the queries we could have.
    One thing I can say about our education system is this, the very essence of learning in school is lost.

    1. Its so true…our education system really sucks…and no one wants to learn or grow…everyone is running after grades and numbers like a lunatic…there are days when I feel like pulling my hair 😀

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