Thursday, September 20, 2007

September 5th was Teachers Day

It is said "A great teacher is not simply one who imparts knowledge to his students but one who awakens their interest in it and makes them eager to pursue it." In modern era, teaching is not a mechanical process. It has become an art. Teaching is no longer simply giving lectures in the class or to make the students learn or write but overall Teaching means, making subjects interesting, easy to learn and understand. A teacher is a spark plug not a fuel pipe and so, applying various teaching techniques in the classroom makes a big difference for the development of the child. - Says a Teacher Here on the Teacher's Page on These are the Teachers' Voices I earlier covered in one of my Print Newspaper Supplement page.

In India, Teacher's Day is celebrated in honor of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, when he became the second President of India in 1962 and his Birthday is 5th September. Dr. Radhakrishnan said once "A good teacher must know how to arouse the interest of the pupil in the field of study for which he is responsible. He must himself be a master in the field of study and be in touch with the latest developments in the subject, he must himself be a fellow traveler in the exciting pursuit of knowledge. Here is the Wiki of Teacher's Day and here is a site with the Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam's Speech in 2003 on eve of Teacher's day.It is always wise to remember "Education without Experience and Exposure is Incomplete." Happy Teacher's Day!

- ilaxi patel
Newspaper for Kids with Resources for Parents & Teachers

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