We, teachers, stand in front of you in the class talking about our subject of expertise, putting back all our emotions!
I know all teachers will agree to this.
We’ve given our years to educating people.
We’ve sacrificed our weekends preparing for class when you students, slept till midday.
We’ve devoted our lives to the institution we work in.
We’ve given no priority to our personal life, but to yours.
We’ve given no limelight on our health, but to make it up to work every single day.
We’ve not spent hours crying on period cramps and scratching headaches and back pains that are killing us on the inside, but instead, we stood there in front of the class having the smile we can as if nothing’s happening internally just to teach you.
We’ve had our hearts broken probably over the weekend, but turned to school Monday morning without even complaining about fighting those Monday blues.
We’ve cried ourselves to sleep so many nights, and walked into the class the next day with our smile brighter than the sunshine.
We’ve been humiliated, looked down upon by people, by parents, colleagues, friends and the last but not the least you dear students. For not being able to stand in front of you in times of emergency, when we couldn’t deal with one situation that arose in the class when we didn’t know the answer to a question you asked. But well, you all forget more than 50% of the content that we teach by the end of the hour if we start picking and look down on you. You’re going to be running into suicide pits.
We need therapies to get to do our day to day work, why? Stress! As simple and as funny as it sounds when people ask us? What are you stressed about? Work? Do you just teach? Keep the book and go on ranting from it!
Well, that’s not the only thing we do as teachers, we cater you’ll more than your parents do!
Most of us forget our family and keep wondering why was that girl so quiet today? Why was that boy absent today? Is she okay? Is he doing well? And so much more.
So much to worry about. So much to think about than any other professions do.
People often ask me, why do you think this profession is the most priceless thing to do? Well, if there wasn’t a teacher or an educator behind every individual who is either doing great or a failure to this world, the world wouldn’t have anybody to tell you what to do and what not to. There’s no profession that educates all the other professions out there available for you.
But there’s one thing, that hinders me and bothers me the most and that’s what lead to me write this.
We, teachers, failed to do one thing and we will continue to fail in that.
That’s not teaching them, the subject
That’s not giving them, life lessons
That’s not giving them, morals
That’s giving them a sense of gratitude!
Where I as a teacher, today feel and agree strongly than anything so far, and that’s igniting the sense of having gratitude to every person who went through arrows to be there for you and give you a life worth living!