Thursday, 11 September 2014
“The more I Read, the Better I Teach to my Students” - Professor M.S.Rao
"We should learn something and teach something every day of our lives." - Denis Waitley
When I worked as a professor in a college I used to commute in the college bus as I wanted to connect and mingle with my students to understand their psychology and to counsel them during the commuting time. The college changed the buses regularly depending on the routes, the students and the staff of the college, and also based on the contractual agreement the college had with its contractors.
I always read books whenever I found time and especially during commuting as it saved my time. During the commuting some commuters in the bus would talk to each another and some would sleep until they reached their destination. However, I used to read books regularly as I was a book reviewer for various prestigious international journals. Additionally, I maintained this habit since childhood.
One day, the bus driver asked me in the bus, “Sir, you don’t talk to anybody in the bus. You always read books. I am very happy to see a professor like you.”
I was touched with his kind compliment and I appreciated his observation of commuters in the bus. I told him, “The more I read, the better I teach to my students.”
He was highly inspired with my response. He stopped bus and saluted. He said, “Nowadays I rarely come across professors like you who is dedicated and passionate to shape students. I found a unique response from a unique professor like you. I will never forget you in my life.”
I responded, “I perform my duty properly whether other professors perform their duties properly or not. God gifted us life and we must understand how to make use of our time to make a difference in the lives of students.”
The driver was touched with my response. Once again, the bus driver saluted me with excitement in front of other commuters who were mostly students.
I am passionate about students. I always think about the ways and means to inspire students. I always read books for the betterment of my students. I always share knowledge to groom my students. I write articles on students and blog them regularly to inspire my students. I always contribute something to students as I am passionate about students. As a result, they affectionately crowned me with a title, ‘Professor M.S.Rao Born for the Students’. God gifted me life and I must deliver something meaningful to the society before I depart this world.
A good teacher is a good learner. A great teacher is a continuous leaner who often thinks about shaping students and inspiring them. We all have one life and we must make use of it meaningfully for the progress of the people around us and for the prosperity of society. Every profession is a respectable one as long as it adds value to others and serves the society. Therefore, everyone must be committed and dedicated to improve themselves continuously to add value to the society as we all have only one life. Remember, life is great!
“Do what best you can do today thinking that there is no tomorrow. While learning think that you live longer and while sharing knowledge think that today is the last day in life. You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” - Albert Camus
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