Teaching Profession

Teaching Profession

All professions are equally important for human development. The profession of teaching is one of the oldest and noblest professions in the world. No development had been possible if there had been no teacher. Teachers exercised a powerful influence in building up the mind and morals of young men. Teaching is hope for better, more successful futures. The art of teaching in modern times has undergone a thorough change. It has become highly specialized. All the sciences all the arts and crafts and all the civilizations and cultures are due to the teaching. It has to be based not only on scholarship but also not in the right methods of teaching. It must seek not only to put into the mind of the pupil, items of knowledge but also draw out the learner’s mind. In the east people always had awe and respect for this profession.

Teaching is a noble profession because it deals with the words of God, written on human hearts or in nature or in the Holy Books. Hence teaching nowadays is both a science to be acquired and art to be practiced. Teaching tries to show humanity the road of progress and prosperity. The medieval pedagogues was a severe task-master; he would continually thunder instructions over the heads of his pupils, and enforce them by a free use of the cane. Where books were scarce and laboriously produced by hand, memory has an important function. But that is not a modern method. The teacher today guides, explains and demonstrates. His approach must be human and sympathetic. The great teacher seems to be a rare phenomenon. He is, so to speak, born and not made. He is the creator of men.

Teaching aims at enlightening and contentment of mind in men. It is very important to have educational institutions for training the right type of teachers, they must teach not only the theories and methods but also arrange practice teaching for mastering the art of teaching. Teaching broadens and illuminates the dark corners of the human heart and mind. Hence the greatest emphasis has been placed on having well-trained teachers as a prime necessity. The success of such a system depends on attracting the right types of young men to devote themselves to the art of teaching. Teaching does the work of character building. Unfortunately, today the teacher in our country does not enjoy the honor as they did in the past. It is forgotten that teachers are the architects of nations. It refines the personality of man and rise in him the thirst for knowledge. It is impossible to imagine ancient Greece without teachers like Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.

Teaching tells man what is true beauty and goodness. Scientific innovations are now changing the methods of teaching. Tape-recorded lectures of eminent teachers have started replacing what falls from the lips of the teachers in the classroom. Such devices may some time deprive the students of the heart-warming subjective contact of the teacher. With the help of a teacher, a person leads a successful life.

Teaching as a profession is really dignified, no denial; but this dignity is lying in oblivion for wants and monetary insolvenciés. They will have nothing at the time of retirement. So they have no future at all. The conditions of non-govt. and private educational institutions are being worsened. Teaching is the profession that shows man the road which leads him to God.