This Teacher’s Day we decided to take a look at the beginnings and endings and all there is in between. We bring you memories and stories that teachers and students have shared with us of how felt that first day entering a classroom, the first time they went to school, the day someone passed out, the day a teacher retired. We hope you enjoy reading their stories as much as we enjoyed putting them together. Happy Teacher’s Day.
What do the years you spend in a particular profession teach you? Yasmin looks back at the many years she spent teaching in a school and finds that life is constantly changing around you if only you stop and take notice.
Chintan Girish Modi
Not everyone has the courage to pursue what they love. But there are also those who dare to take the plunge. Zarin Virji is a school principal but at the age of 53, she decided that she could no longer suppress her desire to write for children.
In the 21st century, a teacher is no longer someone with sole authority whose duty it is to impart knowledge. What then is the role of the new-age teacher? How can she play this role?
Learning and understanding become easy when we relate what we have to learn with life.
Teaching was not his first choice, but when he did become a teacher, Upendran excelled at his job. Infusing his classes with humour, Upendran realized teaching was after all his true calling.
Radhika became a teacher just as COVID-19 began to spread its tentacles. With little physical interaction with children so far, Radhika from her discussions with a more experienced language teacher, imagines how one can teach children to read and write.
From a child who was impressed with what a teacher could do in a student’s life to becoming a teacher herself, Alisha shares her journey so far in the field of education.
Even as a student, Natasha found teaching a gratifying experience, and therefore when it was time for her to step into the professional world, she did not think twice before becoming a teacher.
After retiring from school and serving it for another 10 years, Vaijayanti found herself at sea when COVID struck and her school did not renew her contract. However, her never say die attitude helped her reinvent herself as a life coach and blogger.