Going down the memory lane, I can distinctly recall this inspiring verse by “Henry Brooks Adams” who went on to describe the role of a teacher. The new world, post reform and open, throws up new challenges before the educators. The traditional image of Guru as the supreme authority no longer exists. In the era of communication and technological revolution, the 21st century does not require the teachers to hand down knowledge to their students. In fact, the children are over exposed to information and can acquire knowledge on their own. Television, internet and the print media provide them information round the clock. Everything they want to know is just a click away. School teachers’ role in the emerging scenario will be that of facilitators and motivators, rather than mere providers of knowledge. The modern life with all its complications has entered the classroom. It is important to have an inclusive learning environment where teachers and students can make the teaching-learning process a joyous experience for both. A teacher has to stop distributing knowledge and help the students to know how to absorb, retain and use the right type and amount of knowledge.
We continously strive to imbibe in our teachers a philosophy of incessant self evolution.