TEACHING AS A VOCATION, MISSION AND PROFESSION
To enable development of youth first and foremost, the teacher’s love for teaching is essential, with teaching as the soul of the teacher. The teacher must realize that they are responsible for shaping not just students but ignited youth who are the most powerful resource under the earth, on the earth and above the earth. With their full commitment to the great mission of teaching, the teacher transforms himself or herself as a great teacher only when he or she is capable of elevating the average student to high performance. The teacher conducting himself or herself in a noble way itself is a lifetime message for students. They should encourage the students and children to ask questions and develop the spirit of enquiry, so that they blossom into creative enlightened citizens. They should treat all the students equally and should not support any differentiation on account of religion, community or language and continuously upgrade the capacities in teaching so that they can impart quality education to the students. They should realize by being a teacher, they are making an important contribution to the efforts of national development. The teachers must constantly endeavour to fill their mind, with great thoughts and spread the nobility in thinking and action among the students. Teacher should celebrate the success of the students.
Vocation comes from the Latin Word “vocare” which means to call. Based on the etymology of the word, vocation therefore, means a call.
Teaching as a Vocation
Perhaps you never dreamt to become a teacher! But here you are now preparing to become one! How did it happen? From the eyes of those who believe, it was God who called you here for you to teach, just a God called Abraham, Moses and Mary of the Bible.
Teaching is also a mission. The word mission comes from the Latin word “missio” which means “to send”. You are called to be a...
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