Teacher. What is the first word that comes to your mind when you hear this word? Somebody who has taught you in school? in all your grades? Is it just that? I believe it is something much more than this. So is Teaching a profession or something greater?
A month back I got a call for an interview. It was from a school. I readily agreed to go for that interview.
But was I interested in a better pay? Not one bit.
Teaching was never a profession for me. It was passion. It meant giving back to
Just think how pivotal a role does a teacher play in a child’s life. A child spends 6-7 hours every day with a teacher. Can you imagine the number of things a child can learn from this very teacher?
A child not only learns the school syllabus but also life’s most important lessons. There is no limit to the influence a teacher can have on one or many, students’ lives. The influence on a child’s social life does lessen as they mature but the lessons learnt early still have an effect on how they will interact with others in the future.
So obviously, I went for the interview. And I got selected too. The happiness was visible on my face. I wanted to be a teacher. I wanted to be the inspiration for my kids (as were my teachers). I wanted to be a part of a child’s life in an unforgettable way. I wanted to give my students the wings of imagination and show them a world of opportunities the way my teachers had shown me.
And so my journey began.
I am now not only a teacher for class 1 and class 4. But most importantly, an educator, inspiration and a guide to all my students.
EDUCATE. INSPIRE. GUIDE.