TEACHER

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TEACHER

WHAT’S IT ABOUT ?

Teaching is the fine art of shaping young minds and honing skills, not to be confused with training. Teaching involves a much greater level of involvement and interaction. Getting through the syllabus is only a part of a teacher’s job. S/he is expected to equip students and to instill in them certain virtues. The new-age teacher does not impose rigid rules on students; rather, s/he facilitates the process of learning, and through it, the process of living

CLOCK WORK

8 am: Check attendance and proceed to the field from morning prayers

8:30 am: Check homework and start revising the lectures of the previous day

9:15 am: Take classes Make it interactive and try out new approaches

10:45 am: Time for the sports break

11:30 pm: Lunch

12:45 pm: Assess the students’ work

1:30 pm: Set down home work

THE PAYOFF

Entry level: Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 20,000 per month Mid level: Above Rs. 20,000 per month These figures are after the Sixth Pay Commission hikes. Salary may vary according to grade and school

SKILLS

  • A high level of patience
  • Ability to build relationships and make learning more than interesting
  • Ability to provide a comfortable environment to children
  • Eagerness to keep learning
  • Clear thought process and communication skills

HOW DO I GET THERE ?

A student with a Bachelors degree in education (Bed) can start as a primary school teacher. A degree in home science also makes you eligible. A graduation score of 55 per cent is a prerequisite. A Bed may be followed up with a Med. Diploma in Education (DEd) and Teacher Training Certificate (TTC) courses can also help you get a job as well

INSTITUTES & URLS

  • District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) in Delhi and around the country offer diplomas
  • University of Mumbai offers a Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education
  • IGNOU has a Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education egnou.ac.in
  • DU has Bed and Med courses du.ac.in/course_details.html
  • Jamia Millia Islamia offers several courses jmi.nic.in

PROS AND CONS

  • Secure work environment
  • Comparative lack of workplace politics
  • Chances of career stagnation
  • Learning by rote can affect creativity

Relatively low pay and few incentives

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