Teaching: A Noble Occupation
School teachers play a pivotal role in shaping and molding future generations. Teaching is more than just a job. It’s a calling — a noble occupation that is simply not for everyone. It’s actually no point trying to comprehend the amount of work that is constantly being done by good teachers, for it will pale in comparison to what they actually give to society.
Committed teachers strive to keep their enthusiasm going because they are fully aware of their calling and the joy they get from the success of their students are worth all the trouble they go through.
To make a difference
The greatest gift a teacher gives to his or her students is the inspiration to bring out the best in themselves. A good teacher finds amazement in the innocent enthusiasm of their students and that’s what keeps them going even through the most frustrating or tiring of times. Teachers do whatever it takes to lead, inspire and motivate their students and make lasting impressions on them. They enter the education profession because they want to make a difference in the world and their communities.
Teachers leave an impact on students, their families, and their future. Henry Adams has rightly said, “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”
Having to evolve with the times
Teaching is usually a long-term occupation and teachers have to be lifelong learners who relish the chance to grow and evolve. Good teachers always understand the importance of upgrading with the times and are open to learn newer, more relevant methods to improve their teaching abilities. They wish to grow and continue to make teaching meaningful and engaging. As American philosopher and psychologist John Dewey stated, “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.”
Teachers have the opportunity to be amidst the most impressionable lives, touching their hearts and minds. For many, their work has no end but the rewards are great.
In teaching, one can experience the joy of making a difference in young lives. Senior teachers have seen the challenges and joys of teaching with generations passing through them. They have all loved knowing their students, helping discover their talents, celebrating their successes and watching them become successful individuals who serve the community well. These are the kinds of satisfaction that go beyond paychecks. While teachers spend time in nurturing children, they also find personal fulfillment doing something they truly love and are passionate about.
A gratifying and a humbling experience
Teaching gives an opportunity to transform the future generations into intellectually, socially and environmentally engaged citizens.