I was recently invited to talk to teachers in training to motivate them to see teaching as a worthwhile profession. Following is one of the things I told them:
“There is no single person in a high level position in the world like the Pope, the President of the United States of America, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the President of the Wold Bank, or the International Monetary Fund, the President of your country who did not pass through the hands of a teacher.”
To this I added:
“All the builders of the world: politicians, engineers, lawyers, architects, journalists, diplomats, magistrates, businessmen and women passed through the hands of teachers. All inventions are the fruit of teaching and learning. Teaching is indeed a great profession.”
What is your comment about what I said? Did I say the right thing? Why would you advise anyone to take up teaching? Or why would you take up teaching yourself?