Happy World Teachers Day!
As a vocational teacher myself, I am proud to have one of the most important professions in the world.
Teachers hold a lot of power in terms of being catalysts for change in the world.
Teachers are those who teach all other professions.
Teachers make a difference.
What would the world look like without teaching professionals?
Only those who can learn everything by themselves need no teachers.
Teachers do not only teach specific subjects.
Teachers also teach manners, ethics, and morals and aim to integrate students into societies.
More often than not, teachers succeed in this. Sometimes, unfortunately not.
Nevertheless, teachers should not be blamed or given the whole responsibility of matters concerning parenting or the lack thereof, nor blamed for general problems in a country, region or society.
Teachers are not parents, although many teachers take on the responsibility when there is a lack of parenting. For many students worldwide, school or an educational institution is their only home/hope.
Never forget that as a teacher. Never forget that as a student. Never forget that as a citizen (of the world).
Remember to give thanks to all your teachers who made a difference in your life.
Stop blaming and putting all responsibility on your teachers, and start taking responsibility for your own behavior and for your own learning.
“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear”. – Buddha
Anne-Maria Yritys, October 5th 2019