It is difficult for me to describe, reflect or discuss fully on this topic because whenever I think about my teacher (or teachers) who taught me, I get emotional and that feeling clouds my judgement. Still here, I have tried to put forward my views and my experiences (I used to be a teacher). I hope these essays will find a space in your hearts.
Long and Short Essay on My Teacher in English
In the following essays I have described my view point, given examples and tried to describe the importance and role of a teacher in one’s life. I hope you will like these essays.
Short Essay on My Teacher – Essay 1 (200 Words)
We humans are social beings. Therefore society plays an important role in shaping our personality and career. Our society or any society for that matter is made up of relations. As we are born, we become part of our society and are introduced to many relations. For example, father, mother, brother, sister, friends etc.
Maximum of the relations mentioned above have a clear cut function. But there is one relation, according to me which is a combination of all relations and I think that relation is a student teacher relation. I can say this with absolute certainty because of my personal experience. For me my nursery teacher (especially and other teachers also) was a complete world for me. I am sure many of you will agree to this. A teacher is a guide, mentor, friend and many other things which one can think off.
Sant Kabir das has truly said this line for teachers:-
“Guru Govind doukhade, kakelagupaye, Balhari guru apne, Govind diyo batay”
In the above lines a student says that if both God and my teacher are standing in front of me and I have to decide that whose feet I should touch first. In that case I will touch the feet of my teacher first, because it is the teacher who has taught me the way to reach god.
This was the place given to teacher in those days but now both (I mean students as well as teachers) have changed. Earlier it was more of a passion than profession but now it has just become a means of livelihood. But, I think, all is not lost. Whenever I see students celebrating teacher’s day and teachers getting emotional over it, I feel really happy. Teachers have and will continue to hold a special place in our heart.
Essay on Teachers are the Builders of Our Future – Essay 2 (300 Words)
No one can deny the fact that teachers play an important role in shaping our future. Right from the first day of school to the last day of college, they teach, find and correct faults and besides giving education, they also shape our personality. In short they make our future.
Teachers are the Builders of Our Future
There are many relations which have a special place in our heart. I am sure one of that is a “teacher”, for most of us. Some of us even hate our teachers, especially those who were strict with us or used to give us punishments or scolded us for misdeeds.
As we grow old, in most of the cases, this hate turns into love because in professional life we realize the importance of being scolded. Kabir das has put the functionality of the teacher, beautifully in the following lines….
“Guru khumbhar shishya kumbha hai, Gadhi gadhi kadhe khot, Anter hath sahar de, Bahar mare chot”
In the above lines Sant Kabir das says that a teacher is like a potter and a student is like the water pot being made by him. In the process of making the pot, he beats the clay from outside but at the same time keeps a hand from inside for support.
This is why I love my teachers (especially those who scolded me more). They are the ones responsible for making my future.
When I was young, I wanted to become an English writer. When I used to tell this to my friends and parents, they used to laugh because I was very bad at English. My teacher used to daily used to scold and punish me but I never lost my patience. His guidance and mine hard work paid off and I am able to become an English teacher and a writer. I used to curse him earlier for being so strict with me but now I am thankful to him because his strictness paid off.
So, do love your strict teachers because they will make you what you want to become. In other words they are the architects of your future.
Essay on Role of Teachers in Our Life – Essay 3 (400 Words)
It is true that parents are our first teachers. They teach us a lot, but this fact could not be denied that our real education starts in school and is provided by our school teachers. This is why teachers are given a lot of respect in our society. They play an important role in a person’s life.
Role of Teachers in Our Life
A teacher is a guide, mentor, friend and many other things which one can think off. It depends upon the student, on how he defines his teacher. Sant Tulsi das has put this beautifully in the following lines…
“Jaki rahi bhavana jaisi, Prabhu murat dekhi tin taisi”
In the above lines Sant Tulsi das says that God/Teacher will appear to the person in the same way as the person thinks. For example Arjun felt that lord Krishna was his friend while Mira Bai felt that lord Krishna was her lover. This is true for teachers also.
My Nursery Teacher- My Every Thing
There was something magical about her. I trusted her blindly. I can’t give a name to the relationship which I shared with her but I can surely say that it was an amalgam of many relationships.
My Primary Teacher- My Mentor
It is said that if the foundation of a building is strong, then one can add any number of floors to it, but if the foundation is weak then doing that is risky. I was lucky to have very good primary teachers who laid the foundation of everything like education, character etc in me. It was because of that strong foundation, I am able to become what I wanted to become.
My Middle School Teacher- My Boss
Whatever discipline I have, it’s because of my middle school teachers. They scolded, shouted and pushed me to the limit. When I was in school, I hated them the most, but now I realize why they did that.
My Secondary and Higher Secondary School Teachers- My Friend
Someone has truly said that when son’s/daughter’s shoe size becomes equal to the size of parent’s/teacher’s then they become friends. I used to share all my personal things with my teachers and in return I got guidance and because of that I got saved from teen age related problems.
A teacher plays many roles in our life, like an actor, who plays different roles in different movies and we appreciate him/her in all roles.
Essay on Importance of Teachers in Our Life – Essay 4 (500 Words)
I think it is very difficult to write the importance of teachers in one’s life because for maximum of us they are the whole world. Lucky are those who had good teachers.
Importance of Teachers in Our Life
A new born child has an empty mind or we can say that his mind is a blank slate. Whatever a teacher teaches him, it becomes his/her personality.
They Give us Education
The primary aim of the teacher is to impart education. He/she tries his/her best to teach and impart education to students. He has to adjust according to the needs of the students and sometimes has to teach and perform with less or practically no resources (in government primary schools).
Many times a teacher has to work for long hours to meet his/her financial needs as salary paid to teachers is normally not good. In order to maintain quality of education, a teacher has to prepare notes, do research etc. All in all he works very hard.
A Teacher is a Character Builder
Besides giving bookish knowledge a teacher is expected to impart moral education to kids. Sometimes, it is given in a formal way and sometimes, it is given in a causal way.
When I was a kid, I once picked up an eraser of my friend without asking him and forgot to return it. My friend went to my teacher and told her that I have stolen his eraser. I cried and said that I just forgot to ask him. My teacher said, “I believe you, but you should have asked for it.” Trust me, till know I remember that lesson, and never forget it.
Small things which we are taught in schools (manners) like, ‘do not tell lies’, ‘always say thankyou and please’, ‘ask for permission before entering a room or sitting on a chair’ etc. I thought, they were small things but trust me; these small things have the capacity to make or break a situation (especially interviews).
A Teacher is a Guide, a Mentor
When I was in class 10th, I was not sure as to which stream (science or commerce) I should pursue. The more I took opinions from other persons, the more I got confused. At last, I consulted my teacher and he said,” Just listen to your heart and you will get the answer” and yes I really got the answer.
A Teacher is a Friend
I firmly believe that no matter how talented a person is, he/she can’t perform if he/she is emotionally not well. If one is able to consider his/her teacher a friend then trust me your teacher will definitely guide you through your emotional turbulence.
Teacher- our Well Wisher
There are some persons who will never betray you. One among them is your teacher. No matter what you think of him, he/she will always be your well-wisher.
I would like to share one incident. When I was in school, there used to be one maths teacher of ours who was very strict with us. He used to scold us, beat us, gave us punishment. In other words, he made our life hell. All students used to really hate him. One day we lost our patience and decided to take revenge. We burnt his motorcycle. An FIR was registered. When one of my classmates was threatened, he took some names. When police came to arrest those boys, our maths teacher withdrew his complaint.
No one of us expected this. We went to him and said sorry. We also asked him that why he withdrew the police complaint. He said and I quote,” As students you are bound to make errors and as a teacher it is my duty to correct them. But I can’t give you that punishment which will ruin your career and brand you as a criminal. This is why I withdrew my police complaint.” We all cried and said sorry again. This is what a real teacher is like.
In all I can say that a teacher makes you a complete person in true sense.
Long Essay on Teacher and Student Relationship – Essay 5 (600 Words)
Man is a social animal. We are so many things at the same time. For example, we are son, father, mother, brother, husband, friend, boss, employee etc, all at the same time. We fulfil so many obligations at the same time. Almost the scope of every relationship is well defined. But there are some relations which are complex, or in other words they are an amalgam of many relations. One of them is the relation between a student and his/her school teacher. It is very difficult to define it because a teacher plays so many roles in a student’s life.
Teacher and Student Relationship
Magical Relationship (between a Nursery Student and his/her Teacher)
I am sure, most of you will agree to the fact that the relationship which exists between a nursery student and his/her teacher could not be defined. I have just one word for it – magical. If she asked me to do something, there was no way I could say no. Once I asked her innocently,” Madam, do you like me?” To this she replied,” yes, of course”. That day I became so happy.
One day, due to some reason, I got angry and was not eating food at home. My Mom and Dad tried every trick which they knew but were unsuccessful. At last my dad called my school teacher and I was asked to talk to her on the phone. She just said “Dheerendra…..”. I instantly replied back,” Yes madam, I am not angry at all and will have my food right now and will also do my homework….”. That was the magic of her.
Now as a teacher, I try to create the same bond with my little students. I became successful or not, that can be a matter of debate but I am trying and will continue to try to become a good teacher.
Relationship of an Army Cadet and his Instructor
When I was in class 6th, I joined NCC. I remember, he was such a tough guy. We used to call him Gabbar. Whatever discipline and toughness I have, all credit of it goes to him. He taught us survival skills among other things. The relationship that existed between us was mainly based on fear. It is almost like the terror of Gabbar Singh from the movie Sholey.
When he used to shout, “Boys, are you hungry”? We used to shout back, “no sir”. Then again he shouted, “Are you tired”? “No sir” was the reply. Even now when I feel tired, I just recall that shout and in the next moment I feel fully charged.
Relationship between Teenage Students and their Teachers
Teenage is normally considered the best time of life. Normally in this age the student-teacher relationship is based on understanding, love and attraction. To handle teenage kids, a teacher has to be very mature; otherwise there is a good chance that things may go south.
It is also an age of rebellion. I mean the more a teenager is stopped from doing a thing, the more he wants to pursue it. Therefore good teachers use strictness in a calculated amount because excess of it can become counterproductive.
When I was in class 8th, my English was horrible. This is why I was not able to write answers correctly. One day my English teacher called me. She had my English literature copy in her hand. I thought that I would get a nice scolding, may be I will get punished or worse, my parents will be called. But thank God nothing like that happened. She politely asked my problem but I was unable to explain to her because of fear. When I realised that she won’t scold me, then I told her my problem. She then worked vey hard on me and only because of her hard work and mine will power, my English improved significantly. The point is, if she would have scolded me or punished me, I am pretty sure, things would not have worked out.
I try to do exactly the same with my students. Sometimes, the situation becomes really tricky. For example, once a girl student of mine asked me in the class, “sir, mai aap ko kaisi lagti hu”. To this I laughed and said, “You are a good kid”.
Overall, I can say that the student teacher relationship is one of the best relationships among all the relationships because it is a combination of many relationships.