September 01, 2016

Perks of being a teacher

Listen to the MUSTN’TS, child.
Listen to the DON’TS
Listen to the SHOULDN’TS
Listen to the NEVER HAVES
Then listen close to me-
Anything can happen, child,
ANYTHING can be.”

Shel Silverstein

Being a teacher might seem like a piece of cake. But trust me, it isn’t. As it has been rightly quoted, teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition. Teachers are educators who make the things easy; who teach the children about self-awareness and in the process- become aware about themselves too.

But is it always just limited to imparting education and knowledge? Or is there a deeper meaning attached to this job?

There are numerous benefits of being a teacher- you have so many holidays, you get vacations, you can hone your speaking skills, you learn to interact with a child, you strengthen your social and emotional bonds and the best part- you get paid! But other than these perks, there is a different feeling of satisfaction that you get being a teacher; the feeling when you realise that a child who did not want to speak in front of his classmates, has started feeling comfortable when you are around and has started sharing those little things with you; the satisfaction when you realise that your small motivating actions have had an influence on the most notorious kid and that he has started changing; the satisfaction that you get when you feel accomplished after having taught a lesson; a satisfaction that you feel when you find the children happy when they have your class.

These small/ little pleasures might not seem big but their impact on your personality is immense.

More to be shared soon…

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