Teaching And Mentoring.


She is my all time favourite film star but her message is more powerful than that fact.

Last night my mentee Pravin rang me up to pick my brain on the career path that he has to be on. Among the various alternatives that we discussed one was to become a teacher. This has been suggested to him by some well meaning friends/associates who think that he will do well as a teacher. He is too smart to fall for that kind of advice and as a mentor I cannot but add some humour to the situation. I have to use my other hand!  Pravin, please click on the image to enlarge it!

Teachers pay

14 thoughts on “Teaching And Mentoring.”

  1. Hahaha 😀

    Calvin is intelligent and smart guy, he can do that 😉

    I have two thoughts.
    1 what if they were also using there other hand
    2 sirhana jo ho teri bahon ka angaro pe so jaun me (lyrics from song chandan sa badan, chanchal chitvan). Thank you so much Uncleji for lending me your other hand for help.

  2. I’ve had a few great teachers, and I’m grateful for them. I’ve also done some teaching — not for profit and only for people who wanted to learn. Mostly now I teach myself. That counts too!
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    1. Teaching oneself is as valuable as learning from others. Recently my spiritual teacher clarified to a fellow student that a guru in modern context can be the computer, the TV, the radio, books and so on and so one need not be very particular about seeking out a guru.

  3. I’d hate to be a teacher if the reports on today’s schools are at all accurate. Wild undisciplined kids, demanding head teachers, biased inspections by Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education) and endless paperwork. I’m glad there are people willing to take on the challenge, but I’m also glad I never tried it myself.
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    1. I had really hoped that my son would become a teacher and had tried to brainwash him by offering him me as the safety net in terms of financial security. He would have none of it having had some bad examples in school and college.

  4. Once upon a time I was a teacher – Math teacher in a high school. I am surprised when I see what I have written but it is true. It did not last long and it was not because of the lousy pay. I left after on eyear because I was too idealistic and Polish school system was corrupted at that time with bribes. My take away from the times is liking for rock music my pupils introduced me to. They were only 4-5 years younger than myself . I still remember leaving a concert in my students company half deaf from the volume of played music. I still think that it may have been a reason for my hearing problems.
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  5. I’m not quite clear on your message. Is that teaching is a bad profession. If so, I disagree. There are bad teachers but there are wonderful teachers who change lives. Is it that teaching is a bad choice for your mentee? Well, then, that is for the two of you (or him) to decide. Is it that much is taught in schools that is irrelevant? I can agree with that and always hope the some of the good teachers and administrators are making a difference in curriculum..perhaps more slowly that is desirable.
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    1. No, it is just a poorly paid one and that drives the best talent away from the profession. There is also a huge gap in the quality of teachers between those in the private sector and those in the public sector in India which does not bode well for the future of our country.

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