Last year when I was talking in the school assembly on this occasion, I wanted to share with all my students how much I learnt in the past and how much I am learning now. And then it struck me while talking to them that each day I am learning something from them too.
Children, young people and the adults that I meet everyday, teach me something every moment. In a way they are gurus too!
I offer my sincere respects to all those who teach me day in and day out. They make me feel that life is one beautiful experience which needs to be rejoiced.
The toddlers from pre-primary who teach me!
I start with the youngest acorns of our school.
Their trust in us that we will look after them the way their parents do, teaches me how important it is to live up to the trust factor.
Their dependability on the school teaches me that I need to be highly responsible in my role.
The acorns of Primary & Junior Wings
When it comes to my acorns from the primary and junior wings, their immense belief in their teachers and the school, their complete faith in what the teacher says as right,...teaches me the importance of keeping that belief system alive and make myself capable of that faith.
The Highly Effective Young people from 7 Habits School in the Sr Wing
My young acorns in the senior wing, who will surely contribute to the growth of a value system in the nation are teaching me that irrespective of age, one can be rooted to principles. Values and discipline are not the forte of any age group, it belongs to all age groups at all times.
Enjoying to be proactive and striving to be effective, each one teaches me life’s effectiveness improves if we are synergistic and make sure that we put first things first. Their efforts to understand first and then to be understood, makes me empathic.
Accepting each others’ strengths and weaknesses and still being friendly, I learn from to think win win!
I see stars twinkle in every child’s eyes when I appreciate or talk to them. I learnt the importance of appreciation and acknowledgement because thats what motivates people into achieving greater things in life.
I salute to all my acorns who are helping me to consolidate my principled centered life.
My teaching team who teach me a lot!
When it comes to my teachers, I bow down to their positive spirit and their readiness to learn new things. Ego is not in their mind, but their self esteem is what I deeply respect. Their fine balance between home and work teaches me how I can manage the work within the time available. Their spirited approach to new ways of teaching learning, their enthusiasm at accepting new ideas and their open arms to welcome change...teach me to be a learner all my life.
My reverences to all my teachers on this occasion.
Parents community who communicate many lessons to me.
There are so many parents that I meet as the head of the school. Each one teaches me different aspects of life. If one parent teaches me what is love and care for children another shows me how important it is to instil values in children.
Last 5 years that I have been interacting with the parent community of the school, I learnt from them that education is means through which many dreams can be realized.
Of course there are parents who also teach me ...what not to be! Sometimes when I see their impatience at not understanding new ways of teaching methods in our school, I learn that patience is a virtue.
When I see some of them wanting to know only about how much percentage their child got or where he stands in the class, I learn that I should not measure a child by marks alone.
After the student passes out of the school, many parents don’t make it a point to teach the child to continue the bond with the school. Unknowingly they are not teaching the value of relationships. I learn from this that I should develop long lasting relationships at all times to keep the humanity alive.