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A teacher is a person who helps people to learn. A teacher often works in a classroom. There are many different kinds of teachers. Some teachers teach young children in kindergarten or primary schools. Others teach older children in middle, junior high and high schools. Some teachers teach adults in more advanced schools (for example, colleges and universities). Some are called professors.
There are different ways of teaching. Most teachers use a variety of methods to teach. Teachers often explain new knowledge, write on a blackboard or whiteboard, sit behind their desks on chairs, help students with their work, or mark students' work. They may use a computer to write tests, assignments or report cards for the class.
- 1 The meaning of being a Teacher according to Hinduism
- 2 A few of the best teachers from the world
- 3 A few of the best teachers from India
The meaning of being a Teacher according to Hinduism[change | change source]
In Hindu tradition a teacher, whether he gives spiritual or secular education is worthy of great respect. the spiritual teacher, who is called a "guru", is given the greatest respect and veneration by a student. The word "guru" means the " dispeller of darkness". The word "guru" can also be used to mean a teacher of secular education.
Not everyone can be a guru. Only a person with an exemplary life and high spiritual attainments can be a "guru". Otherwise, he will not be able to help a student. The student has to follow the instructions of the teacher and sincerely strive to reach the goal of his spiritual life.
A true spiritual teacher must never charge any money for the guidance that he gives his student. A teacher who violates this sacred time honored tradition of Hinduism brings only disgrace to himself and his religion.
The relationship between a teacher and his student[change | change source]
Hinduism explicitly describes what a student should be like and spells out the concept of "shraddha" or faith in the teacher's teachings and self confidence. The Bhagwad Gita says, "one who has "shraddha" attains knowledge," meaning that a student must have the confidence that when guided by his teacher he will be able to succeed. He should also have implicit faith in the teachings of his teacher.
A few of the best teachers from the world[change | change source]
Aryabhatta[change | change source]
Aryabhatta was an extraordinary teacher and scholar who had immense knowledge about mathematics and astronomy. He suggested the heliocentric theory which proved that the sun is located in the center of the solar system and all the planets revolve around it.
Sir Isaac Newton[change | change source]
Sir Isaac Newton was a famous teacher, mathematician, and physicist who established the theory of gravity. He applied his theories of the Law of Motion and gravity to explain the motion of the Sun and planets. He was the first to discover that white light is made up of a spectrum of colors. The ‘Principia’ was a result of Newton’s research which was first published in 1687 and established the foundation for classical mechanics. That book changed the way people perceived the world till then and it still continues to be the keystone of non-relativistic technologies in the world. He is surely one the Best Teachers In The World!
Pythagoras[change | change source]
Pythagoras was a philosopher, mathematician, and teacher whose theories are still taught in schools today. Known for his Pythagoras theorem of right-angled triangles, he is known as the “father of numbers” and also invented the relationship between math and music. In Croton, he established a secret society where the people followed a structured life.
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan[change | change source]
The man whose birthday, 5th September, is celebrated as Teacher’s Day in India every year was the first Vice President and the second President of India. He defended Hinduism from “uninformed Western criticism” and contributed to the formation of contemporary Hindu identity. He played an influential role in the understanding of Hinduism in India and the West and simultaneously earned respect in both the places. He is well known for his commentaries on Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, and Brahma Sutra. He was honored with the Bharat Ratna (highest civilian award in India) in 1954.
Albert Einstein[change | change source]
Albert Einstein, a theoretical physicist, author and a teacher was known for his contributions to the field of general and special relativity. He was also known for his mass-energy equation which was dubbed as the “most famous equation” that gave birth to the atom bomb. His work on the general theory of relativity was published in 1915 and is still regarded as the most significant concept that was developed in modern-day physics. He was rewarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921 due to his outstanding work. He is surely one the Best Teachers In The World.
Aristotle[change | change source]
Aristotle was a famous Greek philosopher and scientist and is considered as “Father of Western Philosophy”. In 335 B.C., he founded his own school in Athens where he spent most of his life teaching and writing. His passion for nature, logic, and reasons led him to make contributions which are reflected in modern math, physics, biology, politics and more. He classified animals in his book; History of Animals and used the traits that are similar among animals to classify them into certain similar groups. He is also known as the Father of Zoology, where he classified the living organisms. He contributed in the fields of physics, psychology, meteorology, ethics, politics, poetics, and the list goes on! Even after 2300 years, his contributions are influential in this time and age!
John Adams[change | change source]
John Adams was the second president of the United States. He became a teacher in Worcester and then for a year he decided to study law. After becoming a lawyer, he assisted in the drafting of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Being one of the negotiators, he was responsible for the peace treaty with Great Britain that signaled the end of the Revolutionary War. He is surely one the Best Teachers In The World.
Savitribai Phule[change | change source]
The first woman teacher in the country, a leading social reformer of her time, she is known for her contribution in the field of education and also standing for women’s rights during the British rule in India. She built 18 schools and encouraged women education. She also worked towards preventing female infanticide, the killing of widows, and all the causes that undermined the existence of women. She was the only woman leader of the 19th century and transformed many lives due to her revolutionary work. She is surely one the Best Teachers In The World.
A few of the best teachers from India[change | change source]
10. Ustad Alla Rakha Khan[change | change source]
The best type of the tabla player, Ustad Alla Rakha Khan, was additionally an adored educator to numerous, numerous understudies. In the long run, he would turn into the first craftsman to play a tabla solo at the All India Radio, making everybody sit up and recognize the significance of the instrument that is typically a backup to string instruments or vocals.
9. Nissim Ezekiel[change | change source]
An Indian Jewish Poet, who inspired millions of poets and writers today. He started his career as a professor in English in Mumbai University and was also an adjunct professor in the University of Leeds. HE won a Padma Shri in the 2004.
8. R.K Narayan[change | change source]
He is the person who gave us the absolutely most charming stories of Malgudi and Swami and was at one time a professor, who thought for a brief span. So utilizing some connection, he got the creator and educating position at a school Chennapatna that was close Mysore
7. APJ Abdul Kalam[change | change source]
He was a scientist who turned in to a politician. He was a great teacher, a philosopher and an achiever. He has influenced a lot of people and especially the youth. He was one the best leaders in the Indian Histroy. He was also the president of the country from 2002-2007 and his book called Wings on Desire was one of the best sellers.
6. Gautam Buddha[change | change source]
He is behind Buddhism, whose teachings are been followed till today. A spiritual leader, who has made a difference in the society and has influenced the entire world with his great teachings. He is undoubtedly one of the best teachers in the Indian History.
5. Savitribai Phule[change | change source]
She was the first female instructor of the first ladies’ school in India and it wasn’t a simple occupation. So when Savitribai Phule who alongside her spouse began a school for young ladies in 1948, it was a reason for a shock in the Brahmin-ruled city of Pune. Also, before the years over, the Phules had opened five more schools for young ladies. Savitribai Phule was later respected by the British government for her commitments to education.
4. Chanakya[change | change source]
He was a great teacher, a philosopher, a jurist and he also wrote the arthshastra. He was an advisor to Chandragupta and was the one who laid a stone to Takshishila. He was a political leader, a smart person and was highly educated, who till date influence a lot of people.
3. Swami Vivekananda[change | change source]
“You have to grow from the inside out. No one can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul” are the words of the great philosopher and teacher. He has influenced a lot of people and has also represented the US for India.
2. Rabindranath Tagore[change | change source]
He was a writer, scholar, craftsman, dramatist, author and a composer.Tagore began the Santiniketan School, where he centered on showing understudies syllabus as well as the way past them. He revolutionised the education system of the country and believed in the gurukul system of education.
1. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan[change | change source]
He has served as the first Vice-President of India and the second President of India as well. He is the most recognized professor of India; Dr. Radhakrishnan achieved the degree in MA in Philosophy, at the age of 21 years old. He was also a proud owner of the Bharat Ratna award.