Teaching: a work in progress

Do teachers need to have all the right answers? Being a learner ‘again’ might be the biggest blessing.

A classroom is a living textbook. A space, where our beliefs are challenged. As teachers, we are privy to everything; from the latest pop star to the ever shifting definitions of what “cool” is. We play agony aunts and dispensers of tough love. We are often the solo voice of authority, in an otherwise chaotic student world. Sometimes, the situations we face are so alien to our own sense of security; we are forced to rely on an inner (or higher!) intelligence. 

These moments are challenges to our own growth, allowing us to feel confusion and uncertainty, and shattering the image that as teachers we need to have all the right answers!................Read more


Source: The Hindu

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