Tuesday, 3 May 2011

A Word of Appreciation for All My Teachers

“Teaching is leaving a vestige of oneself in the development of another. And surely the student is a bank where you can deposit your most precious treasures.”
~Eugene P. Bertin

Teachers motivate us, inspire us, and help us develop our personality. They say, when life wanted to bless us, it gifted us a teacher. A teacher aims to build us, transfer their knowledge, wisdom and power to us. Teachers are our mentors, who, through their wealth of knowledge and experience, mould our characters and develop our personalities.

A teacher is a person who has a keen vision; s/he is a seer, a sage and a saint who is profound with his/her thoughts, and helps you become able and useful individuals of society. He/she helps you see things in a realistic way, based on facts and real-life examples, providing you an immense opportunity to learn firsthand and discarding dogmas and false interpretations that block your way to logic and reason. In fact, a teacher teaches, inspires and guides. He/she gives you a purpose of life. He/she is experienced and he practices what he preaches.

They are the answer to every question. They are the solution to every problem. They are a master, a Guru, a friend, a philosopher and a guide. They are perfect; they are the people who can unlock treasures within your heart. They give you insight into the secrets of the universe. Teaching is like a cultivating a garden and those who would have nothing to do with thorns must never attempt to gather flowers.

Today I would like to take the honor to thank all my teachers for helping me become what I am today; they helped me mould my personality and become a better person than I was before.

It was great pleasure to see various schools and universities highlighting the key role of teachers in the building of society and heaping praise on them, which they truly deserve. While some just gave them a mere gift as a token of appreciation there were a few who actually arranged special events to acknowledge the services of teachers. I was enrolled at Nation High School and I must take pride in telling all my reader out there that we were one of the many who actually arranged a special reward program to acknowledge the services of our teachers.

My School acknowledged the teachers by giving them special souvenirs and cards. Moreover, they gave recognition awards to those who had been working our school for more than three years. Many senior teachers were also sent personal letters of appreciations by our school’s president himself.

Finally, I thank all my teachers for giving their precious time to me and helping me develop my personality.

This entry was contributed to the blog by Susan White, a proud Nation High School graduate.