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Whenever a kid is asked about his plans, they all have different answers like becoming an engineer, doctor, pilot, scientist, and so on, but no one comes up with the idea of becoming a teacher. Everyone has a common question, why work as a teacher when there are a lot many options to secure the future. But let us not forget that we can reach our dreams and secure good positions in the competitive exams all because of the efforts put up by a teacher. And should not miss the famous verse by Sant Shri Kabeer Das which has its meaning as when you have god and teacher in front of you, whom will you pay a gesture to first. And according to him, it must be the teacher because it is the teacher who enables us to recognize god.
There are various reasons you should opt for teaching as your profession. A teacher builds the nation, helps to understand things, and delivers knowledge. If you are a teacher you get the opportunity to build interest among students towards study; you will be shaping minds who will rule the world tomorrow; strong relationships and environment will bind you, you will have a stable future, and the work conditions will be favorable. With every passing day, you will be facing new challenges, you will learn the brilliant minds and their thought process and the work for you will never get boring and will never be the same.
Apart from all these things, you have to work on the challenges that people entering the education sector face and try to improvise them to build a good learning environment.
1. Preparing Students for the new world
The world in which you grew up and studied is entirely different from what this new generation has in the account. Technology has not spared any domain and the children today have grown up seeing technology in and around them. They might know the use of various applications we find difficult in handling. Therefore it is a task for many teachers to understand the industrial advances that are beneficial for students.
Teachers have to upgrade themselves with various skills and incorporate them into students like knowing the latest trends and technology and start teaching coding to students at an early age. When these students will be clearing their graduates, more new phases in the technology will be introduced, therefore it is a must for them to be upgraded with the past.
2. Bringing technology to class
How much technology should be incorporated in the education bodies is still a debatable argument. Some say that students shall not be exposed to much technology as it is not good for their mental health, but some argue that students must be exposed to the latest trends and technology so they can understand it healthily and develop their critical thinking.
From these existing issues, you can not conclude when it comes to the use of technology. If you start supporting the technology, you probably can not deny the fact that these technologies might gather the attention of students but will not be able to convert a tedious class into an outstanding one. You have to decide very carefully what technologies must be incorporated and have to list their pros and cons.
3. Advancement in the skillset
We must not ignore the fact that old traditional subjects will disappear soon from the syllabus and new subjects like coding will be introduced at the primary level itself. And getting good grades in exams and having all kinds of bookish knowledge is not enough. Students must have skills developed in them, and the teacher has to look at all possible outcomes and opportunities in which students will be able to get these skills.
It is a challenge for teachers to ensure that students possess soft skills and worldly knowledge also, They must have good communication skills and leadership qualities to survive in the current world.
4. Work on the Underperforming Children
This isn’t anything new, there are children in every field who are outsourced and are not involved in any kind of activities. They are not able to score good grades and are very dull. But this doesn’t mean that they should not be looked upon. It is the biggest challenge a teacher faces, he/she has to identify the student’s field of interest and try to communicate with him and try to incorporate his interest creatively. Either by using technological methods or some outdoor activity.
These kinds of students require proper guidance and training to activate their hidden talents. They usually feel inferior to others and that part of them should be removed.
5. Elevate the teaching profession
Teachers do not get the respect they should, people ignore their contributions and hard work they do to make a student successful. As a teacher, you have to work out various ways that upsurge the image of the teacher in the eye of high-achievers who feel that the teaching profession doesn’t suit them.
Teachers are the backbone of society and they deserve respect from everyone. The unsound mentality of the people has to be changed by providing various examples to them, and a young graduate entering the education sector can do it without hurting the sentiments of people.
The education sector gives us profound minds which then lead the world with their innovative ideas. Teachers help a student to stand on his own feet and give him knowledge of various kinds, but they face various challenges in the sector today which must be solved to conduct a smooth education flow. With the advancement in technology, education has to be evolved according to the interest of new generations and every kid must be given equal importance while teaching. Underperforming kids should be given more attention. Teachers deserve much more respect than they get in the world today and there are various such challenges that they have to overcome.