Teaching – The art of Caring, Sharing and Trust

A good teacher knows how to impart knowledge but a great teacher knows how to impart values. This is true at all levels of education. But to me this is particularly important at post-graduate level. Here pupils are adults who often come with notions of what is good or what is bad for them. Only a great teacher can help them pierce through the veil of these notions to bring them face to face with morals and values essential for shaping their character.

A great teacher ‘cares’ for his students. He feels their joy and shares their pain (concern). There is no give and take in such a relationship. Yet there is reciprocation, where the taker often tries to give more than what he/she received from the giver. Caring build bonds that often last forever no matter when the classroom interactions gets over.

Also such a master loves to share whatever he has with his students. This sharing is one where nothing is expected in return. Attitude of the giver is to help the receiver take as much as he/she can. There are no calculations, no measures, only unstinting support.

A great teacher is one who carries a feeling trust for his students. He knows they are wrong but does not conclude that they shall remain like that forever. He might feel bad about what they do/say to him but stills believes that his students shall change. In fact he becomes their reason for change. He waits until they accept him for what he stands.

I am fortunate to have met some of these great teachers. I am fortunate that life has given me yet another chance to become one, like them.


Author: anilkshatriyablog

I work as Assistant Professor in the area of Accounting at IMT Nagpur. I love teaching, writing and cycling. I follow a simple principle, 'Help ever, hurt never'.

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