When boredom drove me to the point of insanity, I made the decision, I'm going to take up teaching. My friends had suggested this long time back. But then, I wasn't sure if that is a good idea. My mom is a teacher and my dad used to teach, so I guess teaching is in my blood. But four years of engineering hadn't given me enough confidence to teach engineering subjects. Anyway, I took the risk and I am happy that I did! :)
My social studies teacher and the person I respect the most, Sheela miss had once told us, "Teaching is the most honorable job." Now I know the full depth of those words. As a teacher its not the money that excite you, but the love and respect of your students. For the first time in my life, I am getting results that are exponentially greater than the effort put in. The happiness and satisfaction on a student's face when he has finally understood that baffling concept, the confident smile when he declares, 'I am definitely going to pass this subject'- that is what counts.That is the moment that is going to make your day. Now I know the allure of this career- you get rewarded every single day.
I don't know if I am going to take up teaching as a career in the long run, but right now I am enjoying my tryst with teaching. For the first time in my life I can say with confidence, 'I made a person's life a tiny bit better'. I am loving this.. :)
You know, I wonder, how could all those teachers in the developed countries are damn cool and sound pretty intellectual, like John Nash in A Beautiful Mind or Ryan Gosling in Half Nelson... :-) But still we do have our own favorite cool teachers from our school.. Teaching is a pretty awesome profession with indeed a very much patience and dedication. but sadly many treating it as a business today..ReplyDelete
I wish you to be be successful in achieving your heights and enjoy teaching.. Good Luck, Neenu. :-)
A Rat's Nibble
I think there are talented teachers in all countries. :)ReplyDelete
And yes, some people do take it as a business.
Thanks 'a Rat', for that lovely comment and thanks for your wishes.. :)
honourable indeed it is....ReplyDelete
Are you strict? Do you scold? Do you beat? :)ReplyDelete
Roshan, I'm not a strict teacher. :PReplyDelete
I have a high respect to teachers. They are our modern heroes today.ReplyDelete
hey there Neenu,ReplyDelete
finally a loopback to your blog. I found your profile again from Indiblogger and stumbled back :-)
nice article. being a teacher is always a good thing to do, and I myself think about it quite a bit until my own impatience puts the idea off my mind..
keep writing and keep in touch :-)