TEACHER AS A FRIEND
Before starting this article I want to share something with you. Once I visited a school and I found some nice lines on the wall of that school about the roles of a good teacher in Hindi. The meaning of those lines is:
Talk to the children,
Play with them,
Understand their mind
Be a friend of children
Start Talk about Education.
Those lines really inspired me. Those lines include many interesting and attractive words like; talking to children, playing with children, understanding the child and being a friend. Actually those lines reflect a very important message for teachers and it has a great psychological meaning too. Those lines tell us about the smart teaching way and also about innovative approaches in education. Let’s talk about teacher’s special role with the student’s.
TEACHER AS A FRIEND
Sometimes it is very strange to listen this term “Teacher as a friend” for traditional people and schools. Many teachers do not inspire such type behavioral approaches in their teaching while some teachers understand the importance of this concept and they used it in their classroom. Why many teachers encourage this concept? Education is a lifetime process. A person learns by many peoples in his life. He learns different lessons by different people, events and experiences and by other things. But the teacher is the person who has a lasting impression on his life. The teacher is an ideal person for him. When a teacher understands the meaning of friendship and he behave to the students like a friend, he finds very helping and joyful environment in his school as well as his classroom and he finds his work very easy.
What are the similarities between a best teacher and a best friend?
A best friend is a well wisher, a good guide and a helpful person; similarly a best teacher is a well wisher, a good guide and a helpful person. As a best friend a teacher is a person who inspires the student to do good work.
Friendly Environment Within a School:
It is very pleasant to feel the magic of friendly behavior. It inspired the teachers to do the best and best. Actually in many schools many teachers do the work of "Only Teach the Students", many teacher only "Attend the School", many teachers "Do their Duty" and some teachers "Really Play his Duty".
It is very helpful to help the teachers to understand the students and than he is able to do his best in teaching and also in the overall development of the students. A good and friendly environment is very helpful to do something good and innovative. Sometimes a good and friendly environment is helpful to solve the teacher's problems as well as student's problems.
In our schools a teacher has to understand the importance of solving the student's problems. He has to guide the students to live and learn better. A teacher is not only a teacher but a teacher is a motivator, and a good friend also. What do you think?
Education means overall development of the personality. Teacher is a person who plays a great role in personality development. He is a person who knows many things about the student’s personality and the factors affecting the personality. A student spends several hours in the school so a teacher has many opportunities to develop the many social, personal and psychological skills of a student. A friendly nature of the teacher is always helpful to understand and to develop these qualities. When a teacher plays a role of a guide, he guides the students to a desired direction. A school should be a place where students should feel happy to school. The creation of positive loving atmosphere is also a responsibility of teachers and parents.
Teacher is a Facilitator:
A teacher is a facilitator too. A good teacher is help the students to learn and he help the students to solve their problems too. A success teacher always use some nice techniques to facilitate the students in learning and also their overall development. A good teacher is a good guide. A teacher is a person who play a great role in student personality making. Teacher is an ideal person for the student and they imitate many thing from the teacher. So it is very important for a teacher to maintain his good personality.
In this article "Teacher as a Friend", these are my own ideas. What do you think about this?