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Thank You for Helping me Grow…

A good teacher inspires us and motivates us to do our best. They don’t judge or label us. They are true inspiration. There couldn’t have been a better day for my son to debut in the blogworld (Ahem Ahem! May be mother’s day would have been a good day too. But hey! I’m not complaining. Whatever gets his boat sailing).

He says, “I’ve fond memories of my Sr. KG class teacher Ms Shruti Mishra. She had been a great teacher in my elementary school and I believe she helped in shaping me into the person I am today. She always seemed to me like ‘a mother’ in school, taking care of us, always telling us right from wrong, helping us understand our subjects. She had a great influence on our development as individuals. The best thing about her was that she never played favorites, and never labeled us ‘naughty’ or ‘bad’ for our behaviors. She always tried to understand the reason and helped us to become a better person. She sparked the curiosity in us, always encouraged us to ask questions and she would satisfy our curiosity with answers. She always valued the teamwork, yet created a healthy, competitive environment.

For four years, I was in the same school where she taught, but now that I’m in a new school, I miss her more. Teachers in new school are great too. I am obliged to all my teachers for teaching me and helping me grow. They all have played an integral part in my growth. One of the things I cherish the most is the bond that I have with my teachers.”

I know that he misses his school and teachers. One of the most important lessons I learned after my child left his previous school was that, teaching is not just a job. But a role which helps the students to reach their full potential. That’s why teachers do whatever it takes to build a healthy environment and nurture the kids in the best possible manner (Especially in the primary school). I see a paradigm shift in teacher’s role now, as the education system is more student-centric. Educators are more responsible, more hardworking. Teachers have transformed into role-model and students can derive developmental inspiration from them. Definitely a great time to be a student and a teacher. Thank you teachers, you make us who we are.

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