In India, we celebrate Teacher’s Day on September 5 every year to commemorate Dr Sarvepalli Radhakhrishnan’s birthday for his impeccable contributions to the field of education. Today, let us look back at few of the very thoughtful quotes said by teachers for the teachers. Here we go-
A Quote By India’s Teacher Number 1
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The first quote had to be by the teacher behind this day, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakhrishnan himself. Being India’s most renowned teacher and former President, his life journey has immense lessons to teach us. President Radhakhrishnan taught at various prestigious colleges and universities like the Madras Presidency College, the University of Calcutta, the University of Oxford, and the University of Mysore.
In this inspirational quote, Dr Radhakrishnan has delivered a very profound message. We often tend to write off people who have made a mistake. We often create a stern impression of those who have committed a sin. But as a teacher, one must believe that all their students have a bright future and there’s scope for everyone to improve.
From One Of Our Favourite Fictional Writers
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Author and lecturer C. S. Lewis not only captivated our imaginations with stories like ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ but also taught at prestigious places including Cambridge University and Oxford University.
With this quote, Lewis is trying to impart a very important message of self-belief. Teachers have this primary responsibility of helping students believe in themselves. As a young student, it is the best time to reconfirm the belief that you can do great things, you can have big dreams, and you can achieve all your goals. An ideal teacher has both the right position and the potential to facilitate this thought process.
“ज़्यादा Einstein मत बन”
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The title translates to “do not try to be Einstein”. A phrase, that is commonly used by people to shut curious minds up. And that’s exactly what Einstein stood against. Einstein was more of a student, than a teacher. He never stopped questioning things. He was a student of life and the world in general. He was a scientist, theorist, teacher, and even a magician but most importantly he was a learner who loved to question things.
This particular quote by Einstein encourages students and teachers to keep asking and answering questions respectively. Teachers must promote curiosity in their students and in fact, the teachers should themselves stay curious.
Which is your favourite quote “by and for” teachers? Do let us know!