“Whoever said teaching is an 8.00-3.00 job was not married to a teacher.”
Teachers are often envied for long summer break, Christmas holidays, and for clocking off at 3 pm. A survey by TES Connect in 2012 however put to rest all beliefs that teachers had an ‘easy job’. The survey found that teachers clock an average of 48.3 hours a week, outdoing all other professions except production managers and directors of mining and energy firms who clocked 49.6 hours.
How come? Teachers are now taking their work home: checking assignments and spending their weekends preparing their lessons for the coming week. Phew! In school, teachers are juggling between different responsibilities. Controlling the entire hyperactive class. Check. Paying individual attention to each student. Check. Organizing extra-curricular activities. Again check.
A teacher’s job is the most difficult job in the world. But it’s also the most rewarding one. Every nation has a day dedicated to their teachers. Today, India celebrates its Teachers Day in honor of the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan: a great teacher, philosopher, and also the former President of the country.
authorSTREAM takes this opportunity to wish all teachers a Happy Teacher’s Day. And how can we forget that academicians are one of the most active communities on authorSTREAM sharing their knowledge via presentations every day. A big thank you to them!
Here’s a presentation that shows the remarkable juggling abilities of a teacher:
Who’s your favorite teacher and which quality in them endears you the most? Share with us in the comments below.
P.S. We have an idea to help you thank your teacher on this special day. If you have pictures of your favorite teacher, put them in a presentation, add a lovely ‘thank you’ song or record your own voiceover, and post it online on authorSTREAM for everyone, especially your teacher, to see and feel appreciated!