… so goes a quote, anonymously posted, that I discovered in my casual stroll through the WWW yesterday! I was totally captivated by it, and immediately shared it where it would reach a wider audience, especially those who have the taste for the hatke. Obviously, Facebook
In the comments sections, produced herewith, with the help of a screen shot(click to enlarge pic ) is a telling reminder of how much fun it is (Leenuka ) and how we can even discover new species in our adventures (Abby!)
Ok So that may not show up clearly, but I so liked the responses from two wonderful people I know there- one of whom is an awesome teacher I look up to, and am a big big fan of! Abby (((Hugs)))
From way back, in school, I’ve always loved Teachers’ Day The day when Teachers were not teachers, and the fun we had with student teachers! How, on that day, our Teachers were ever so charming, and approachable, and how we could take liberties with them that day…. Times have changed since then, of the perception of a teacher in class.
Teachers are not just approachable now, but I guess more vulnerable too You don’t really know what’s coming at you… either child or parent or the Administration! That is only the tip of the freaking iceberg that keeps growing, global warming in the teaching community notwithstanding! (And I am not even going to go into the fiscal aspect at ALL ). And still, no matter what, I love what I do. That is enough for me
This is not going to be an organized and neatly compartmentalized post, let me warn you, before you get too deep in here. This one is a lark, a happy lark, singing to itself, a paean to itself
This is a tribute to the teachers who shaped me, and made me look at myself as a being with potential. I know for sure that what I am is because of them! It is not for nothing that Henry Adams wrote of teachers:
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. “
I know I still do things today because of something or other that has influenced me, in my own days as a student in college, or in school We all do, I think! More so, when we rebel!
Yesterday, during that stroll through various quotes available on the net, I did discover a few that I do want to share today
A teacher’s job is to take a bunch of live wires and see that they are well grounded” ~ D Martin
Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself
Teachers touch the future.
There are three good reasons to be a teacher – June, July, and August. ~Author Unknown
(in this case let me make it April, May, and 10 days each during August-September, and December!!)
This particular post as I have already mentioned is a dedication to my own teachers from school, and from college, and one particular awesome teacher from College – Dr Shoba Venkatesh Gosh (She used to be Ms Shoba Venkatesh in college ). Early this year, when I came across a search term, with her name on the dashboard of my blog, I made an effort to google and find out more about her! Was very very elated to make contact through an organization called SPARROW, to discover she is now a Professor of English at Mumbai University! Woah. Made my day, entirely… Went back to being the adoring kid in her class, and wrote out an email, an adoring email, of course to her… a part of which I have shared below! Well so much for being a teacher I’d rather be her student any day!
I quote from the my email (dated March 7, 2012) to her: “The other day, while writing in another of my rambles on my wordpress blog, I mentioned your name, as someone who has been an all time inspiration in life. And today, while going through search terms on my blog, I saw your name, and immediately decided that this had to be the day I would delve deep into the virtual world for traces of that memory, and see if I could find you, however virtually.
To wrap up, here’s the song (lyrics in the description area) from the film “To Sir, With Love”, iconic as far as inspiration for teachers go ; sung by Lulu, years after she first performed it for the film itself, in which she acted, as one of the students. Evergreen inspiration!
Happy Teachers’ Day to all those who, each day, knowingly and unknowingly are part of the teaching process… so that is ALL of you
4 Spetember 2012, on the verge of 5 September, 2012