Friday, 5 September 2014

Teacher Appreciation Day

Teaching is an extremely challenging yet rewarding profession. Teachers have an immense power to shape future generations and ignite the spark of learning. I feel blessed to be in this profession for many reasons. In no other job, can you get an opportunity to touch and inspire so many lives. Its a fascinating experience to see little eyes gazing at you with wonder, emulating all that you say and do. One of my favorite teacher quote is by Henry Adams.

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I really believe in it because teachers enliven lives and play a major role in molding children's  personalities.
It is a huge responsibility but also an exciting one . If you are a a teacher you are also a life long learner because you are constantly evolving and growing and discovering new ideas. And its a great platform to explore your own creativity.You also get to give and receive unconditional love. So it is undoubtedly the most amazing profession to be in.

I am writing about teaching today because in India we celebrate teachers day on 5th September. It is the birth date of the second president of India and a great academic philosopher, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

And as i express gratitude for all my teachers who helped me grow into the individual that i am today, i  must say that i remember them, not for what they taught me but for the fact that they loved me and believed in me. And now that i am a teacher, i constantly strive to make the same connection with my kids.

It's a great day because i get showered with loads of love from my little kiddos. And i was really touched today when a grandfather of a child made an effort to come and express his gratitude. He was in tears while remembering his teachers and school days.
See ! what i mean by the role of  a teacher in a child's life. 

 And its especially touching when your ex students come up to you to show their love.
One of my little sugar plum who is now in second grade thinks i am the prettiest teacher.

And then there's another girl ,whom i taught last year who wants to kiss me every time she sees me....sometimes i get kissed up to 10 times in a day.

All these little gestures add to the beauty of this profession and it makes it worth the while.

I can't end this post without showing you this little owl card. It is my favorite {I am partial to owls :) }because it was given to me by someone who loves me a lot and who inspires me to do my best every single day.

Happy teachers day to all the wonderful teachers out there who strive to make a difference in the lives of the young.

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