Teaching ~ Enlightening!

Hello To All My Dear Readers ❤

Today I am writing about what I have been doing all this time. Well this is me, it is an older picture of me than now, but you can see me in a different way, just like a “Teacher wearing My Reading glasses” that I have not posted before 🙂

To Teach is to touch a life forever, And this is what I am trying to do in my own little way. I hope All those who have been Reading in The Past, and Those who will read in Future, you Learn and benefit (make use) from what I have been doing all these years.
teacher (also called a school teacher or, in some contexts, an educator) is a person who helps students to acquire knowledge, competence or virtue.
Informally the role of teacher may be taken on by anyone (when showing a colleague how to perform a specific task). In some countries, teaching young people of school age may be carried out in an informal setting, such as within the family (homeschooling), rather than in a formal setting such as a school or college. Some other professions may involve a significant amount of teaching (youth worker, pastor).
In most countries, formal teaching of students is usually carried out by paid professional teachers. This article focuses on those who are employed, as their main role, to teach others in a formal education context, such as at a school or other place of initial formal education or training.

A teacher’s role may vary among cultures. Teachers may provide instruction in literacy, numeracycraftsmanship or vocational trainingthe artsreligioncivics, community roles, or life skills.

A teacher’s professional duties may extend beyond formal teaching. Outside of the classroom teachers may accompany students on field trips, supervise study halls, help with the organization of school functions, and serve as supervisors for extracurricular activities. In some education systems, teachers may be responsible for student discipline.

Competences and qualities required by teachers
Teaching is a highly complex activity. This is partially because teaching is a social practice, that takes place in a specific context (time, place, culture, socio-political-economic situation etc.) and therefore is shaped by the values of that specific context. Factors that influence what is expected (or required) of teachers include history and tradition, social views about the purpose of education, accepted theories about learning.

“The meaning of Deepa is Light and, Light is Enlightening. It is also said “From Darkness To Light” Darkness means Ignorance (Not knowing) and Light is Enlightenment. Enlightening means “Clearing of the Mind, Giving out Knowledge also Wisdom 🙂

Wisdom is knowing things that help a person to live sensibly and make good decisions. Wisdom is defined differently by many cultures. Some say that wisdom is something a person learns as they grow older. Other cultures expect people to complete certain rituals in order to get wisdom. If someone has wisdom we say he is wise.
Most cultures from the past have had special people who were supposed to be wise. People asked them for advice when they had problems because they knew things that ordinary people did not know or could not know. They were often called “sages”. There are many stories in Western culture in which the owl is supposed to be a wise bird.

Duties and functions: A teacher’s role may vary among cultures. Teachers may provide instruction in literacy and numeracycraftsmanship or vocational trainingthe artsreligioncivics, community roles, or life skills. Formal teaching tasks include preparing lessons according to agreed curricula, giving lessons, and assessing pupil progress.

Competences: The competences required by a teacher are affected by the different ways in which the role is understood around the world. Broadly, there seem to be four models: 1.the teacher as manager of instruction; 2.the teacher as caring person; 3.the teacher as expert learner; 4.teacher as cultural and civic person: Teacher – Wikipedia

Enthusiasm: It has been found that teachers who showed enthusiasm towards the course materials and students can create a positive learning experience.

A teacher’s professional duties may extend beyond formal teaching. Outside of the classroom teachers may accompany students on field trips, supervise study halls, help with the organization of school functions, and serve as supervisors for extracurricular activities. In some education systems, teachers may be responsible for students ❤

A definition: Teaching is the process of attending to people’s needs, experiences and feelings, so that they learn particular things, and go beyond the given. Interventions (the action of becoming intentionally involved in a difficult situation, in order to improve it or prevent it from getting worse) commonly take the form of questioning, listening, giving information, explaining, demonstrating (Showing) a skill or process, testing understanding, and facilitating (make an action or process easy or easier). Learning activities (such as note taking, discussion, assignment writing, and practice) definition of facilitating – Bing!

Attending to people’s feelings, experiences and needs: Considering what those we are supposed to be teaching need, and what might be good for them, is one of the main things. Education can be described as the ‘wise, hopeful and respectful cultivation of learning undertaken in the belief that all should have the chance to share in life’. The process of education flows from a basic orientation of respect – respect for truth, others and themselves, and the world. For teachers to be educators they must, therefore:

  • Consider people’s needs and wishes now and in the future.
  • Reflect on what might be good for all (and the world in which we live).
  • Plan their interventions accordingly.

There are a couple of issues that immediately arise from this:
1. First, how do we balance individual needs and wishes against what might be good for others? For most of us this is probably something that we should answer on a case-by-case basis – (one by one) and it is also something that is likely to be a focus for conversation and reflection in our work with people.

2. Second, what do we do when people do not see the point of learning things: for example, around grammar or safety requirements? The obvious response to this question is that we must ask and listen – they may have point. However, we also must weigh this against what we know about the significance of these things in life, and any curriculum (course of study in a school or college) or health and safety or other requirements (needs) we have a duty to meet.
In this case we have a responsibility to try to introduce them to people when the time is right, to explore their relevance (useful to what is happening) and to encourage participation (the action of taking part in something) definition of participation – Bing

Failing to attend to people’s feelings and experiences is problematic: and not just because it reveals (shows) a basic lack of respect for them. It is also pointless and counter-productive (no use) to try to explore things when people are not ready to look at them. We need to consider their feelings and look to their experiences. Both of our classroom or learning environment, and around the issues or areas we want to explore. Bringing people’s experiences around the subjects or areas we are looking to teach about into the classroom or learning situation is, thus, fundamental (principle on which something is based) to the learning process. Learning particular things! definition of fundemental – Bing

Teaching involves creating an environment and engaging with others, so that they learn particular things. This can be anything from tying a shoe lace to appreciating the structure of a three act play. I want to highlight (show) three key elements here:1.focus, 2.knowledge and 3.The ability to engage people in learning!

This may be a bit obvious – but it is probably worth saying – teaching has to have a focus. We should be clear about we are trying to do. One of the findings that shines through research on teaching is that clear learning intentions help learners to see the point of a session or intervention, keep the process on track, and, when challenging, make a difference in what people learn. (the main or central point of something, especially of attention or interest) FOCUS | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary!

Good teaching is rather more than technique. Good teaching, ‘Comes from the identity and integrity (the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles) of the teacher’. It is the way we are experienced, our enthusiasm, our care, our knowledge, our interest in, and concern for, people that is the key to whether we are felt to be good teachers. We need to be present as people in the classroom or learning environment. The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles: (principles)a rule or belief governing one’s behaviour. definition of integrity – Bing

Well now to write in more “simple words” from “My Experiences” Teaching is on “Many Different Subjects” It is not only written subjects But, “It can Be like: Life Coaching also and Many Different Topics.

1. Languages
2. Sports
3. Singing
4. Dancing
5. Sewing
6. Science
7. Driving
8. Swimming
9. Modelling
10. Handwork

As above it was mentioned even day to day things like, “Tying Your shoes laces or Wearing clothes that suits when it is Hot or Cold, to suit The School or College, for functions or other places and many other subjects You can think of. Also some students are not ready for certain topics But it may be they are not aware of “The Importance” in the Future. So things like that has to be explained.

To finish the Topic: The Real Meaning of Teaching is: The Teacher and the Students, “Both have to be Interested and Dedicated to Be Taught and To Learn, for Teaching to Be Successful. If something is successful, it has achieved what it was intended to achieve. successful – Bing 🙂

This is a Long post and A Very Important Topic when One has to Learn and then about Teaching. With lots of Information. I have written what I know by Teaching itself and done some of Reference from the I net also. Hope You now have a clear idea what Teaching is and to be Taught is 🙂

Latest Update: 14th of February 2021. This is “The 149th Post” and with the “Introductory Page this will be all in Total up to date, 150 posts. On Top Right Hand side you are able to see: The word “Menu” when you click on it, You will see will see The word “Home” All the posts from “The Very Beginning comes ~ Under “Home”. Which is The Introductory Page about: Who I am & Why I am Writing!

The old Topics are, “On The Left Hand side “Under the, “Recent Posts” with “The New Topics adding up. “It will be too long to post so many number of posts on the side. You can “Click and see all The older Topics” “Under “ARCHIVES” and “Under CATERGORIES” Try “To Move around the site and find. “That is also “Part of Educating Yourself further”. So far I have Not seen any other site post so much clearly ❤

I am Moving on as usual with “My Own Journey of Wellness, Encouraging and Healing” So that Everyone can have “Faith, Hope and to Heal” To Lead a Better Life of Good Health, Happiness and Joy”. If you click on the Link You can Read This Post: The Therapists Voice Forward!

I have “My Personal Website” with “My own little Poems, Hobbies and Pictures if You click on this Link You can go there and read :https://deepanilamani.com

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Thanking The I net, and for The Other sites for the Information and Pictures I have taken and Free Online Image Editor (online-image-editor.com) for the picture Quotes I have done Myself ❤

Sending Love, Light and Healing Energies Your Way ❤

May God’s Blessings Be Upon You ❤

Deepa Nilamani 🙂 

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