'Teachers Should Be Role Models'
'A student spends 25,000 hours in the campus. The school must have the best of teachers who have the ability to teach, love teaching and build moral qualities' - A.P.J. ABDUL KALAM (Text of Speech given on 5 Sep 2003)
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Some quotes for you
A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others. ~Anon
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition. ~Jacques Barzun
A good teacher is a master of simplification and an enemy of simplism. ~Louis A. Berman
A teacher's purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image. ~Anon
Teaching is leaving a vestige of one self in the development of another. And surely the student is a bank where you can deposit your most precious treasures. ~Eugene P. Bertin The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple. ~Amos Bronson Alcott
A central piece in Hindu scripture reads
"Gurur Brahma, Gurur Vishnu, Guru devo Maheshwaraha - Gurussaakshaath param brahma tasmai shree gurave namaha," which translates as
"The Guru (Teacher) is the Lord Brahma (the Creator),
the Guru is the Lord Vishnu (the Preserver),
the Guru is the Lord Shiva (the Destroyer).
The Guru is the Supreme Brahman (Ultimate Reality) visible to our eyes. To that Guru we offer our salutations
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