Teaching is a passion

  - April 9th, 2008 by Shalini Nambiar | Posted in General   11 Comments »
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‘I love to teach, I love to see minds opening up, to participate in the excitement of learning and to help people progress from frustration to accomplishment’…

Good teaching is as much about passion as it is about reason. It’s about not only motivating students to learn, but also teaching them how to learn, and doing so in a manner that is relevant, meaningful, and memorable. It’s about caring for your craft, having a passion for it, and conveying that passion to everyone, most importantly to your students. It’s about doing your best to keep on top of your field, reading sources, inside and outside of your areas of expertise, and being at the leading edge as often as possible. But knowledge is not confined to scholarly journals. It’s about leaving the ivory tower and immersing oneself in the field. Good teaching is about listening, questioning, being responsive, and remembering that each student and class is different. It’s about eliciting responses and developing the oral communication skills of the quiet students. It’s about pushing students to excel; at the same time, it’s about being human, respecting others, and being professional at all times. At the end of the day, good teaching is about having fun, experiencing pleasure and intrinsic rewards … Good teachers practice their craft not for the money or because they have to, but because they truly enjoy it and because they want to. Good teachers couldn’t imagine doing anything else It is to bring winds of social change and progress making world a better place to live in. Let there be no man ever saying-‘my education ruined me’. Education is not about feeding a mind with facts and figures alone but to evolve a mindset of being humane as well. 

Shalini Nambiar
Excelsior American School

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April 09 2008 12:07 pm | General

11 Responses to “Teaching is a passion”

  1. Parul, Seattle WA Says:

    Now, we just need to clone you!

  2. Lara Bhatt, Delhi Says:

    Its great to find you here maam!!!!wonder if you remember me but I loved the article and I know how you had affected us and actually speaking made a whale of a difference in my life …..wish all teachers were like this …..As the earlier person remarked …would love to clone you …..

  3. nandini singh Says:

    hi maam,just happened to read your article,its amazing
    and enligtening and i know you truely believe in what you say and do..i loved ur work in ur school and i wish i could work with someone so bright and lively as you.

  4. kerrylee2004 Says:

    passion is the origin of success

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