Acme Learning wishes its entire family – students, parents, staff and caretakers, Happy Teacher’s Day.
Teachers play a pivotal role in the development of the student. In ancient days, ‘Guru’ was worshipped next to God as receiving learning from an eminent scholar was considered to be as good as being blessed. The student or the ‘Shishya’ learned morals, science, arts, self-management and self-defense skills, leadership and facts of life from the ‘Guru’.
The relationship between a teacher and a student is based on mutual trust, faith, and transparency. To make the best of the learning session, it’s essential that the teachers have to connect first with the student. The student should be willing to show the required interest and faith in the teacher. A true teacher will always try to go beyond the black and white matter in the book and guide the student to confront the fundamentals through vivid explanations and practical examples.
Owing to increased usage of gadgets and the silver screen, students find it difficult to visualize the real world and learn through their observations. The traditional ‘chalk and talk’ method is losing its essence as more and more students are being lured towards learning apps which try to outwit the ‘listen and understand’ skill of the student, through attractive animations and rote memorization techniques.
There is no doubt a teacher has to be tech-savvy but can the teacher be replaced with self-learning apps? In such a scenario, it becomes a challenge as to how can the teacher connect with the student and restore the faith of being the mentor and the well-wisher of the student’s success. At the end, it all depends on the perspective of the student. It’s very much possible to bridge the gap by accompanying daily teaching with values like motivation, encouragement, a mentor and a companion.
The quote by Dalai Lama rightly summarises our thought for today.