Post Mortem

Salutations to teachers

By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 9/4/2018 10:43:58 AM IST

 Teacher’s day

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. – Albert Einstein
Teachers are an important role model for all educational organizations. Whatever it is a school, college, university or any other institution they work hard for shaping the lives of their students. At Teacher’s Day, all teachers should be thanked because of their support for educating and guiding the students to the right path. Wish your teacher on this special day to make him feel greater. 
A great teacher should be much more than credentials, experience, knowledge, critical thinking, and all other faculties of intelligence. A great teacher shows kindness to students, colleagues, parents and those around her/him. It truly changes the environment in the classroom and school. Being a kind teacher helps students feel welcomed, cared for and loved.
Teaching is a very humanistic profession, and compassion is the utmost feeling of understanding, and showing others you are concerned about them. A compassionate teacher models that characteristic to the students with her/his actions, and as a result students will be more open to understanding the world around them. 
Empathy is such an important trait to have and to try to develop in ourselves and our students. Being able to put you in someone’s shoes and see things from their perspective can have such a powerful impact on our decisions and actions. Being a positive person, is not an easy task. Being a positive teacher is even harder when we’re always met with problems with very limited solutions. However, staying positive when it’s tough can have such a tremendous positive impact on the students and everyone around us. Looking on the bright side always seems to help make things better. A great teacher bridges gaps and builds relationships, friendships, and a community. Teachers always look to make things better and improve things in and outside of the classroom. Building a community is something a great teacher seeks to do in the classroom and extends that to the entire school and its community. Everyone looks at a great teacher and they want to be a better teacher, they want to be a better student, even better, they want to be a better person. A great teacher uncovers hidden treasures, possibilities and magic right before everyone’s eyes.
There is a great reason behind the celebration of teacher’s day on 5th of September. Actually, 5th of September is the birthday of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. He was a great person and highly devoted towards the education. He was well known as the scholar, diplomat, Vice President of India, President of India and most importantly the Teacher. After his selection as the Indian President in 1962, he was asked and requested by the students to get permission to celebrate his birthday on 5th of September. However, he replied that, instead of celebrating 5th of September as my personal birthday, it would be better if it is dedicated to the whole teaching profession. And 5th of September should be celebrated as teacher’s day all over India to pay honor to the teaching profession. 
I used to think teaching was a job. And then I thought it was a profession. And now I’m of the opinion that it’s a calling. It’s a very noble calling. You’re a manager when you’re a teacher. You’re managing a lot of disparate personalities all under one roof and they’re doing many different things at once and they’re working on many different levels and they’re interacting. So you have so many variables at play. 
If you’re good at it, and stay with it long enough, you become a pretty good manager in chaotic or unknown situations. You also become good at maximizing the best in people to bring out their greatest assets. And you’re teaching them to deal with chaos in unknown situations themselves by supporting them in exercises that allow them to explore the unknown. So I think teachers have in some ways an advantage in managerial training. For all students of India, Teachers’ Day is like an occasion and opportunity to pay tribute and gratitude to their teachers for their continuous, selfless and precious efforts in shaping the future. They are the reason to enrich all the quality education system in the country and process it continuously without getting tired. 
Our teachers never consider us less than their own children and teach us from their heart. As students we need inspiration and motivation which we surely get from our teachers. They prepare us to tackle any bad situation of the life through the knowledge and patience. Dear teachers, we are really grateful to all of you and would be forever.
Let us pray: God, the Creator and sustainer of the World. The Way, the Light and the Truth, You invite us to the noble vocation of forming the Lives of Young people. Help us always to remember that we are their SECOND PARENT not by chance but by choice. That the classroom is a sacred place for it is an extended Home Where students learn a new way of living and loving. May our efforts be blessed by your Divine Touch for we know that to be meaningful, education must significantly touch the lives of students and integrate thinking, feeling, and acting in such a way that individuals have a sense of purpose in life. Forgive us for our failings, and strengthen our resolve to Work together in Faith, Hope and Love Knowing that the seeds we plant today will bear fruits in plenty in the years to come. AMEN
Rev. Fr. C. Joseph, 
Counsellor-St. Joseph’s 
College, Jakhama
No education on the planet without teachers
5th September is the day to salute our teachers who define our path and its purpose and gives the means to achieve it too. Teachers enlighten the disciples with knowledge and awaken the hidden potential in them. Having the prior experience they use to make us grow. What we’re seeing today in business, politics, and society all affected by teachers. The root meaning of “teacher” is to lead from darkness to light; in other words, one who has the ability to lead the student to full awakening of one’s true nature. The only goal of the teachers is to awaken those lost in pain and ignorance. There is no other motive — not building an institution, not amassing followers and a big bank account — and there is no “I” left to desire any of it.
The role of a teacher is like the anchor that never lets us sink. The teacher trains the disciples for all the battles he would encounter in the present and future. The teacher only expects love and gratitude in return. There would not be any education on this planet if it wasn’t for teachers. So I’m glad that there are such things as teachers on the planet. I and you would right now be dumb and stupid now if it wasn’t for teachers on the planet right here right now.
 The light of the world, the beacon in the dark and the hope that gives us strength to survive, is our teacher. They are the real fortune makers in the student’s life, who try to do best for his student’s success. They make us strong and prepare us to stand against any difficulty. From them leads the ideas and thoughts, that one day each one of use will use to provide back into this society.
We can have knowledge in our own but it doesn’t mean that the teachers are no longer essential in the world of education. Education is from birth to death, everyday we will encounter different kinds experience and we can even learn from it. But it cannot surpass the value of the teacher who open the window of learning for us before we come up to this level of mentality that we believe we no longer need teacher. Let us not forget that teachers are the one who form us. The future development of any nation is in the hands of teachers. What we become in life is depends on teachers. Teachers impart the data and information in the brain of students to analyze. Analyzing in the situation what is possible is the most important thing that we learn from teachers.
Today the people are changing and their thinking and development ideas are more against nature. Now for the world, a teacher is just a teacher. Politician just speech on teachers day on the occasion and forget. People share few post on social media regarding teacher and then forget. People forget more things than they are learning from teachers. We need teachers on every step of life and career. Teachers are not only important for students but also for society. Presence of teachers in any meeting and social activities boost the moral and make the time more valuable.
Today, we need to respect teachers and need to appreciate their good efforts. Teachers need security and safety from the government. Teachers want maximum infrastructure to educate students. We need to follow the lessons and spread more about good teachers verbally. The teacher can be rightly called a nation builder. Teachers through their perseverance love and sacrifices has shown us the right path in which great men have built our nation. It is our dear teachers who mould our character, our personality and show us the right direction which leads us to our final destination. 
Let us all, where ever we are,
Remember our great teachers
Who guided us from Kindergarten to School and University, and salute their service to the noble task of education.
May you all take our Nation to even greater heights!
Prof Mithilesh Kumar Sinha, Finance officer, NU, Lumami

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