In many professions, it’s easy to overstate the importance of the job. But in the case of educators, it’s more likely that people will underestimate the importance of teachers in our society. For those who have dedicated their lives to teaching others, it’s good to reflect on the vital importance well-educated, quality teachers play in shaping the world around us. Taking on the task of shaping young minds is a big responsibility. To say that teachers can change lives is not an exaggeration. One of the most complicated jobs today, teaching demands broad knowledge of the subject matter, curriculum, and standards; enthusiasm, a caring attitude, and a love of learning; knowledge of discipline and classroom management techniques; and a desire to make a difference in the lives of young people. With all these qualities required, it’s no wonder that it’s hard to find great teachers.
They are arguably the most important members of our society. Educators give students purpose, set them up for success as citizens of the world, and inspire in them a drive to do well and succeed in life. The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow, and educators are that critical point that makes a student ready for their future. They are role models to children, offer guidance and dedication and give young people the power of education. Because of teachers, countries can further develop socially and economically. Educators are the backbone of society in its true sense.
Celebrating these change agents who are paving the way for better leaders for a brighter future, Higher Education Digest’s latest issue, ‘10 Most Influential Leaders in Indian Education’, showcasing some of the top educators of the country who have influenced the lives of many students, and in the process the Indian education system, through their teachings, actions and acumen.