UNESCO, on the subject of Teacher’s Day, has proclaimed, ‘Teacher’s Day represents a significant token of the awareness, understanding, and contribution that teachers make to education.’ According to them, 2.7 million teachers are needed to provide every child on earth with a primary education.
These statements show first-hand how important teachers really are. But on a personal front, teachers guide children through their sometimes rocky life, thereby forging unshakable and lifelong bonds with them. This makes them wonderful and life-changing figures to students.
In my 10 years of school life, I have bonded with many teachers. Each of them has taught me something about my life. They have supported and encouraged me in all my endeavors. Teachers are an important facet of society for a number of reasons.
All of them have an important role in educating us. But if I have to choose which teacher I most respect, I remember this quote, ‘The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.’ So, my most supportive teacher would be – actually, every teacher I know!
To say which teacher I respected the most would be a Herculean task, one which requires crossing a lot of emotional roadblocks. So, for a student still studying at the same school his entire life, it is an impossible challenge that no student must undertake.
With that said, all teachers are unique in their own special way. They each have their own way of instructing, guiding and educating us. The absence of any teacher leaves an irreplaceable hole in our hearts, which we can never truly recover from.
Several people who have made a mark on history were inspired by their teachers. Examples include A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the ‘Missile Man of India’; Stephen Hawking, the acclaimed physicist; and J. Robert Oppenheimer, the creator of the atom bomb, and many more. This proves without a doubt that teachers are some of the most necessary people in our society.
In India, Teacher’s Day is celebrated on the 5th of September, marking the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He strongly believed that teachers must be the greatest minds in the country. They must be the driving force behind the development of the society.
But any new step that was taken in the society, the country or in the world, it must always start from the home. Our parents have a very strong contribution and influence on our learning. We are the true reflection of our parents. Our character is shaped by their personality. Most importantly, we feel closest than anybody else. Parents are the teachers of life to us.
In conclusion, I don’t know who the most supportive, caring, or best teacher is, but I do know who is my most favourite teacher: My parents.
Grade 8, Leaders Private School, U.A.E.
“Enjoy your Path to Mom. Relish every moment!”