"See the world through our eyes," is the message Jaya Goyal, has for her students on the occasion of Teacher's Day. A lecturer by profession and the director of Gayatri Vidya Academy, she feels teachers can bring about a big big change if each teacher makes a small effort. "Allow the students to see the world through your eyes," she tells her colleagues. "But to do this each of us will have to practice the values we have been taught since our childhood," she specifies. "Being punctual, being honest and truthful at all times and most of all being impartial: small values which can go a long way," she says.
Motivation is sometimes lacking in teachers and it is then that the profession becomes boring and mundane. She is frank when she says, "Motivation should not come from those who run the institution. A bigger pay package should not be the motivation. Motivation has to come from within a teacher. It is important that teachers attend Faculty development programmes and "Training of trainers (ToT) programmes should be given utmost importance."
"Explain to a child what his/her role in life is," says Anupama Bhutani, principal Joyride school in Sector 15 Faridabad. "Allow the child to behave like a child when he/she is in the age group of 3-6 years. Teach them their responsibilities at every stage taking care not to load them with something which they are too young for. Allow them to live their childhood. Marks, heavy bags, forceful participation in extra curricular activities only puts pressure and more pressure on toddlers," says Anupama who is against children growing up before their age.
Each one of us has a duty towards our children, our families and the society as a whole, feels the ever smiling lady, and she appeals to every citizen to do his or her best and contribute in whatever way they can and make the world a happy and clean place to live in. Jyoti Khera feels children are a reflection of their parents and teachers. "In today's fast moving society it is important to do a balancing act. Too much indulgence in just anything is to be avoided," says the pre primary teacher on the occasion of Teacher's day.