Friday, September 30, 2011

Teaching is no Fun

Teaching for sure is no fun, neither earlier nor now. Gone are the days when a teacher was just expected to teach and maybe to take attendance and check paper/ test sheets. A teacher is more like a "robot" now, an automated being which has been clocked to perform same set of duties day after day, year after year. The "passion" can exist only when the "fun" element is present in what you do. Any teacher from any system in India can vouch for this that a teacher is spending more time in "non-teaching" stuff than teaching. All those who joined teaching for passion cannot boast that they enjoy what they are doing because they are doing everything else plus teaching. When we talk about improving our education system, could we also give a thought to this aspect as well so that the passion remains intact and teaching not being like a regular chore for teachers.

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