Sunday, 6 January 2013

“Are You a Responsible Educator?” - Professor M.S.Rao

“It requires a lot of courage to become an educator as it is not for everybody. If a parent is unworthy, children are spoiled; if a doctor neglects his duty, the patient dies; if an engineer performs poorly, the infrastructure collapses; and if an educator makes a mistake, an entire generation is ruined.” – Professor M.S. Rao, International Leadership Expert

Educators must play crucial role in shaping their students.  They must treat teaching not only as a profession but also as a responsibility to infuse principles, values, and ethics among students apart from sharing their knowledge.  Although teaching is a profession they must go beyond their profession and work with passion to shape students as healthy personalities.  If they are passionate and responsible they can influence more than parents in shaping the students as successful citizens.

Customize Your Teaching

While teaching, educators must reach out to all kinds of students with different teaching styles as per the students’ learning levels.  They must do research in their areas constantly and update their knowledge regularly.  They must learn, unlearn and relearn constantly to stay updated.

Groom Well-Rounded Personalities

Educators must regularly attend the classes and take the attendance of students; teach well; conduct tests periodically; assess them; provide them feedback for their improvement; encourage the areas in which students can grow constantly; and upgrade their skills and abilities.  They must develop students holistically by encouraging curricular and extracurricular activities thus making them as well-rounded personalities.  Succinctly, educators must think of adding value to students rather than adding value to themselves.

Walk Your Talk

Students learn mostly by example rather than by preaching.  Hence, educators must walk their talk and motivate students regularly.  They must not only teach but also observe the behavior of the students.  They must build good attitude among the students and build personalities that are well-tuned to the established standards, principles and practices to lead their lives meaningfully.

Be a Responsible Educator

If you don’t crave for making money but crave for making a difference in the lives of students, teaching is the best profession.  You can earn respect only if you can teach well.  Remember that you cannot make money out of it but you can only command respect and great satisfaction.   Eulogizing the role of educators S. Radhakrishnan once said, “Teachers are true nation builders. A teacher or a ‘Guru’ is revered in our society for mentoring our children, building their character and preparing them to face larger challenges of life.” Hence, take all aspects into view before becoming an educator.  Once you identify your passion to teaching and firm up your mind to become an educator be responsible and accountable to add value to students.

“In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, because passing civilization along from one generation to the next ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibility anyone could have.” -Lee Iacocca

Life is great!

Professor M.S.Rao
Founder, MSR Leadership Consultants, India
Listed in Marquis Who's Who in the World in 2013
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