Monday, June 14, 2010

Teacher extraordinaire

Remember Pn. Vasantha, the guru cemerlang who gave us a talk during our final year at IPBA? Well, she recently received a very meaningful accolade from MIT. The award is to recognise "outstanding contributions of secondary school teachers who inspire a love of learning".

What was most heartwarming about the achivement was the message her student wrote her. It reads:

“Thank you for showing me the stars and teaching me how to reach them. You challenged my mind and touched my heart. You taught me all I needed to know about determination and hard work by the simple eloquence of your example. Thank you for being the difference that will help me make a difference. You are special.”

I also liked her advice for fellow teachers:

1) "You always have to do more than what you should"

2) “Always remind yourself that you can make — or have made — an impact and changing someone’s life for the better, is the best reward one can get.”

Enjoy the article!

Teacher extraordinaire


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