A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils.
I guess each one of us can name a teacher who has inspired, motivated and pushed us towards achieving excellence in life! Without teachers, education simply does not exist. Teachers play a pivotal role in preparing and nurturing the next generation of leaders.
Teachers are responsible for more than just academic enrichment. Connecting with the student is the first thing a teacher has to do. As it’s said that the best teachers are committed to their students’ well-being, both inside and outside the classroom. They can shape the future in the following ways:
Teach Life Lessons:
Teachers have an abundance of experience. They have already been where their students are going, undergone what they will go through and are in a position to pass along lessons, not only regarding the subject matter but lessons on life. These are definitely going to help them succeed beyond term papers and standardized tests.
Though a teacher’s influence on the social sphere of school lessens as students mature, those early lessons will still have an effect on how they will interact with others in the future.
Inculcating Global Learnings:
Teachers need to multitask! They need to learn to collaborate, co-create, plan classes and monitor their work together. The classes need to be engaging and help students to develop higher-order thinking skills even in difficult situations.
In addition to acquiring basic cognitive and social and emotional skills, a child should be taught to understand how his or her own country is organized, and how it connects to a globalized world.
Collaboration and group-discussions on empathy, cultural appreciation, ethnic and gender identities, and general knowledge of current world affairs and challenges can be inculcated in students by the teachers.
Give them some space to make mistakes, correct them effectively and make choices at an early stage.
Learning in a real-life environment
A pedagogy on discovery and inquiry is much more exciting than remembering dates, information and taking tests. An educational trip can provide the opportunity for a young person to meet their hero in a more intimate way. In addition to touring, fun for students includes making new friends and solidifying existing relationships while creating memories that will no doubt last a lifetime!
Studying in school grounds or play areas with diverse natural settings help them to be more physically active, more aware of good nutrition, more creative, and more civil to one another.
Self-reflection in the classroom is a way for educators to look back on their teaching strategies. They can discover how and why they were teaching in a certain way and how their students responded.
Educators can use reflective teaching as a way to analyze and evaluate their own teaching practices.
Practicing self-reflection amongst students can help them to evaluate their life, thought process, behavior, and skills.
All of these strategies are ways to shape their future in the form of innovation and creativity.