Prof. Estrellita S. Framil
A Noblest Profession
For the last 50 years, educators have devoted a great deal of energy to the debate whether teaching can be considered as a profession. Unfortunately, this turns out to be a wrong question, and so led us to the wrong sort of answers. Teaching is really a noble profession. Every one of us, including our nation’s President is the product of teaching. The teacher is the one who molds a child into what he will be in the future. In this study, we will learn about the teachers, and the nature, history, the art, essentials, strategies, cycle and imperatives of teaching.
Teacher is a person who provides education for pupils and students. The role of teacher is often formal and ongoing. Origin
The word “teacher” is the noun form of the verb ‘teach’, the word ‘teach’ derives from the English word tæcan which means to show, point out or give instruction.
In 1290, the word teacher began to be used for the index finger or one ‘that points out’. By 1300, it took on its modern meaning, or ‘one who teaches’.
Teach in old English first meant “to present or to point out, instruct” and the word is Germanic origin. The word teacher was first used to mean ‘that which points out’ and then quickly became used in the sense of “instructor”.
A teacher shapes the personality of his student. They help child reach the highest possible degree of personal development. A good teacher not only shows the right path that the students should follow but also prepares the human resource for the further development of the nation.
Most Famous Teacher
Some of the most important men in history have been teachers. The most famous teacher in the western world was Jesus of Nazareth. His teaching had two aspects, both vitally important and closely connected. He taught his own pupils, the Jewish people, his pupils were with him all the time. They were all poor, ordinary men, simple and good. He also taught the general public. He read out a piece of the scriptural books and then explains it to the others. But more often Jesus delivered short speeches in the open air, huge crowds gather to hear him, and simply hoping they would learn something.
Nature of Teaching
Teaching is regarded as the noblest of all professions in the world. It is an occupation that will not give you a promotion on very easily base on your performance.
In its broadest sense, teaching is a process that facilitates learning. The choice of learning activities whereby the goals of education are realized in the school is the responsibility of the teaching profession. Teachers vary in their views of nature of teaching. Over the years many have debated on whether teaching is an art or a science or both. Others view teaching as a system.
As an art, teaching calls for intuition, inspiration, talent and creativity. Teachers who adhere to this view look at students as individuals with different abilities and backgrounds. These teachers believe that teaching requires an ability to see through and respond to individual differences among learners.
As a science, teaching requires knowledge of scientific discoveries regarding the teaching- learning process, the objectives of education, subject matter and the nature of learners. Teacher who believes in this point of view consider knowledge and applications of techniques already tested to bring out learning as vital in their success as teachers.
When viewed as both, teaching requires striking a balance between the application of proven instructional principles and the use of intuitive approach of an artist.
Teaching as a system, requires an understanding of the role of the more mature, experienced members of society in stimulating, managing and guiding the immature. Teaching
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