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Though Neighbour’s envy, he is Student’s pride.
His quality presence in class is never a disguise,
In him all pears find a counselor and guide,
He is a complete Guru and total man to be concise,
brimming with high values, and no traits to hide.

All virtues of our teacher are a portfolio to imbibe,
For us, they form a set of objectives to achieve,
which are no fathoms when God is on our side,
Inculcate his noble-teachings, is my advice precise.
as it reiterates a model for ‘Quality Teacher’s’ pride.

The model of ‘Quality Teacher’ integrates a trio of traits,
like in sea are rowing skills, savvy currents, adjusting sails,
quality criteria of my role model in humble professors’ baits,
Guru par excellence, with professional & personnel aids.
Yes, his Total Quality Control too is realistically great.

The psychological forbearance, for a child he interprets,
assuring faith, motivation, confidence, & ability at best,
His teaching learning nevertheless environs a ‘Fest’
for life-long learning skills, and never ending quest,
no threats spared, pupil proceeds victoriously to Test.

The proof of enthusiasm in he, who attends his class,
prevails as a measure of deep qualities he establishes.
inspiring his students for big creativity to compass
He untiringly affords a help desk as one may cognizance,
Overtiming with students to enable his omni presence.

Yet his exploration of knowledge causes no mean progress,
deep within each student; to steer through a right process.
‘Cause a student is beyond a replica, of Guru he ingresses,
who forever prides on the ‘flame’ in student he professes.
For, it’s only Teacher-Taught relation, what God blesses.

© 2004 Priyavrat Thareja

- Posted on September 28th, 2006 in Education | 4,029 Views |


6 Responses to “Quality Teacher”

1. Posted byJoeBruzzese on September 28th, 2006 at 11:46 am

My response to your comment on motivation:

Interesting model of instruction and motivation that you shared in your comment. Do I understand correctly that the aim in testing the lower group was to create a sense of motivation through their higher level of achievement on the exam?
Curious method of motivating students. Here in the states we allow for multiple ability levels and motivational strategies throughout the K-12 system. Often as students progress to the 7-12 level different courses are offered that essentially track the achievment levels of students and place them in courses by their tracked ability. Ironically the label, “tracking” is not looked upon favorably so we use other labels like “honors” and “GATE” (gifted and talented education) to allow students the opportunity to join in courses where they might be challenged by both the course content and their peers.

Motivation though continues to remain a mystery to most teachers. “How do we hook their interest and hold it?” can be heard from the lips of many veteran teachers, yet the students express their interest on a daily basis through their conversation and movement. Curriculum, instruction and current system wide restraints create a series of screens that hide students’ interests and serve instead to dismiss these interests as offtask behaviors or excessive talking.

Sir Ken Robinson in his TED talk presentation speaks to the topic of motivation and creativity. His words strike at the heart of how our current system squanders the talents and essentially the interests of our children.

– Joe Bruzzese

2. Posted byAkshat Mathur on October 3rd, 2006 at 10:59 pm

Sir u clicked some photographs at the NCC camp.U told us that u will upload them on your site but i couldnt find them.can u plz mail the to me at a lot sir

3. Posted byAnkit on October 6th, 2006 at 10:15 pm

Very nicely written sir.
Am a mechanical engineer (IIT) & found your post very well written.

Will keep visiting your blog.

4. Posted byPriyavrat on October 9th, 2006 at 7:51 pm

Thank you Ankit.
Please leave your address, so that other’s can share their feelings with you.


5. Posted byPriyavrat on April 2nd, 2007 at 7:54 pm

To what extent a great speaker can make a dent in the audience is illustrated in the post by Seth Godin He advises being mentally present in the class room,i.e. being attentive.
Seth Godin wrote How to be a great audience. Emphasising to pay attention, he advises: ‘The more energy you put into hearing and understanding the speaker, the more you are likely to benefit from the experience — and the more you will get the speaker to contribute’.

He visualises “The good audiences were all the same. They leaned forward. They made eye contact. They mirrored my energy right back to me. When the talk (five minutes) was over they were filled with questions.

The audience members that hadn’t learned the skill were all different. Some made no eye contact. Some found distractions to keep them busy. Some were focused on filling out the form that proved that they had been paying attention.” - Seth Godin" rel="nofollow">How to be a great audience>/A>
Fully agree with the post, I endorse that the eye contact is indeed very important.
I recollect the mandate of Swami Vivekananda, the great Indian Philosopher and Arya Samaji Saint, regarding student commandeering. What he advised was to make a superior eye contact with the student, becaause it is only through the eyes that the teacher can influence the child most.
Infact Swami Vivekanada inspires one to be able to influence the student unto the deepest ‘core’. ‘Through Eyes one can touch (reach)the soul.’

In the modern parlance however the systems are provided with more of control features. Will the student not close the eyes and stop the teacher from providing the due motivation? After all, standardised procedures are available to return the response of a form: ” All the lines in this route are busy, please try after some time’.

6. Posted byjoe bruzzese on April 2nd, 2007 at 7:55 pm

Hello Priyavrat,

Thank you for your comment on my recent blog post. Yes, it seems we share a common view on the connection between teachers and students. The motivation from both ends grows far stronger when each sees the benefit of the other. I appreciate your thoughtful approach to seeing learning through the eyes of students and teachers.

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