By Sangeeta Das
The Role of the teacher is paramount as Education is pivotal to the socio and economic development of a society.
‘Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself’ (John Dewey).
Teachers are undoubtedly the most important members of our society. They give children purpose, set them up for success as citizens of our world, and inspire them to do well and succeed in life. The children of today are the leaders of tomorrow, and teachers are that pivot that makes children truly ready for their future.
Some of the best Schools in Gurgaon have recognized the fact that Schools are beyond brick-and-mortar structures – their centers of lifelong learning and teachers are the life source of success of a school. The best teachers do more than just give assignments and pass on information. They truly engage with their students and stimulate curiosity in them.
Traditionally teachers were told what, when, and how to teach. They were required to educate every student in exactly the same way and were not held responsible when many failed to learn. However, in progressive schools of today, teachers are encouraged to adapt and adopt new practices that involve both the art and science of learning. The top schools in Gurgaon understand that the essence of education lies in establishing a close relationship between a knowledgeable, caring adult and a secure, motivated child. They acknowledge that the teacher’s most important role is to get to know each student as an individual in order to comprehend his or her unique needs, learning style, social and cultural background, interests, and abilities.
Great teachers have the ability to change their students’ lives for the better. They are the backbone of every school system. Teachers in some of the top schools in Gurgaon support learners by providing mentorship, nurturing healthy curiosity in learners, and creating meaningful learning experiences. They are role models and an inspiration for learners to dream big. Teachers provide the right guidance and knowledge to differentiate between right and wrong and to help children achieve their life goals. Great teachers have real compassion for their students, understand their students really well, and truly appreciate their academic goals and achievements.
The best teachers know how to make their learners passionate participants in the learning process by providing project-based, participatory, and educational adventures. They know that in order to get learners to truly take responsibility for their own learning, the curriculum must relate to real life. They also know that learning activities must engage natural curiosity, and assessments must measure real accomplishments.
While there is no formula or recipe on how to make a school really good, a successful school is a place where the mission is clear, where the mechanics of teaching and learning are well designed and coordinated, and where schools are continuously improving what they do, and where the school culture supports and recognizes the importance of learning, growing, and caring.