Teaching

How often do we come across 80 year olds active in bringing about a social change? At 80 Ram Kaka continues to nurture and work for this dream.

English
What differentiates the best from the rest? There’s no shortage of bodies (some dramatically misguided) attempting to solve this riddle.  The answers are nebulous at best. Below is a list of traits, some of which may be familiar but many of which will never show up on any sort of performance review.  What makes a teacher strong? Ian Lancaster at www.TeachThought.com shares his thoughts.
 
Check them out and see what you think.
 
1. They Demonstrate Confidence
 
What differentiates the best from the rest? There’s no shortage of bodies (some dramatically misguided) attempting to solve this riddle.  The answers are nebulous at best. Below is a list of traits, some of which may be familiar but many of which will never show up on any sort of performance review.  What makes a teacher strong? Ian Lancaster at www.TeachThought.com shares his thoughts.
 
Check them out and see what you think.
 
1. They Demonstrate Confidence
 

The Global Teacher Prize - dubbed the 'Nobel Prize' of teaching -  underlines the importance of the teaching profession and symbolises the fact that teachers throughout the world deserve to be recognised and celebrated. It is heartening to know that 4 teachers from India have been finalists in top 50.  

Teachers of India salutes these pathbreakers who continue do things their way and do it inspirationally so well.

Santhi Karamcheti

Being a teacher is always fraught with a lot of stress inside and outside of the classroom. If you want to make it to the A list club of teachers, you should be someone who also is well relaxed and very energetic. Teaching in a virtual classroom has benefits that may not translate to wellbeing for the tutor himself or herself. As a tutor, the best laid plans for teaching students often can see the light of the day, if tutors are focused in constructive strategies and techniques and relaxed in their approach.
 

September 2007 Cover Story

Not too long ago when I started teaching in primary school as part of my fellowship program, I was as apprehensive and intimidated as I possibly could be. Intimidated mostly because I lacked prior experience of teaching, and apprehensive about whether or not the students would easily accept me as their new teacher. The first few days evoked in me a myriad emotions such as fear, anxiety, nervousness, disappointment, and there were also moments of happiness when we would break the barrier and engage in meaningful conversations.
Over the summer, teachers reflect on the year and often redesign and perfect their teaching strategies and plans. In essence, they get back to the basics of what they believe is the best way to inspire learning in their students -- in other words, they revisit and refine their philosophy of education.
I completed my post graduation in English from the University of Hyderabad in 1978. I was an enthusiastic 21-year-old who knew that she would ultimately become a teacher because it fell in line with what what most people did in those days, and also because I hail from a family of teachers!

I am not a teacher by profession, I  worked in software field for almost 15 years starting my career as a programmer and quit as senior architect.

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