Whom amongst us who has never desired or thought of himself being a teacher when he was a child?
Almost we all did. However, we grow up with time to find out that teaching is not as easy as we thought it would be, we understand that it requires a lot of competences, deep knowledge, and wide experience.
Malala Yousafzi said once:
One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world
As for me too, I believe that teaching is one of the most important means to improve oneself.
Teaching is the only profession that feeds and teaches all the other professions. What’s more, a good and well-structured teaching system is able to change a country from the poorest into the greatest and vice versa.
If I were a teacher
If I were a teacher – well I am-, I mean if ever I had control over our educational system. I’d change many things. I’d rather teach things that are needed in our daily life than complicated mathematical calculations.
I would instruct things that will help fulfill goals and improve one’s situation. Moreover, I’d coach my students to get used to healthy habits that will strengthen their personalities and reinforce their memories, educate them to appropriately interact, and leave a mark everywhere they go, in addition to how to critically perceive and analyze what’s around.
If we could change something in education, it must be this
I remember having a conversation with a friend of mine. He is a teacher of English and a doctorate researcher, out of curiosity, I asked him:
– “Aymane, if ever you weren’t a teacher of English and you had a hold on our educational system. What would you change?”
– He said: “I’d change everything, starting with more schools and teachers, more facilities, use of technology and recent methodologies of teaching. Improve teacher training and give them more pay. Also, update the textbooks to suit the needs and interests of students.“
– “And what subjects, other than languages, you think are the most important to well educate an individual?“
– “Science and philosophy, to make him more critical. Also, history would if taught in the right way.“
He just articulated my thoughts!
Summing it all up, I can say that teaching is not only about the quantity or how able is the teacher to finish the syllabus. It is also about the quality of what he delivers and how he makes what’s learned kept in mind as long as the learner lives.
Written by Hanane HILMI
I am just a passionate writer, I do love writing because nobody listens. Writing might be fiction but it brings me closer to reality.