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Teachers & Their Phenomenal Contributions!

Teachers are a pivotal part of our lives, and give meaning to them by educating the pupils not only with information and scientific knowledge, but also by grooming them with values that build a Nation. Touchtalent.com is celebrating Teachers’ Day during 3rd to 5th September, this year, in a way to celebrate all of our teachers, and also to commemorate their priceless contributions in value-creation and nation building. Afterall, teachers are the ones who tap the fertile mind of children and plant the seed of curiosity in them. This inculcates the values of self-learning, exploration, philosophical inquiry,and a regular nurturing of the potent creative potential. In a spirit of celebration, we present here few great teachers who have given us so much to cherish and grow up with. tweet

 

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Rabindranath Tagore

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Asia’s first Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) innovated an educational model for many generations to follow and live by. Growing up with his thirteen brothers and sisters who were mathematicians, journalists, novelists, musicians, artists, young Rabindranath was gifted with a dynamic open model of learning that he replicated in his school at Santiniketan. He supported the “freedom of education” and believed in creating one such ecosystem that encouraged and nurtured the teaching model that not only fosters inclusive education based on research and creativity of students, but also promotes a rich environment of collaborative spirit.  tweet

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Albert Einstein

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“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge”, said the great teacher Albert Einstein, whose beliefs reverberated with those of Rabindranath Tagore with the same frequency that nurtures a dynamic and creative model of education. Einstein, in one of his last public appearances, said “It was my teacher, who showed me the way to the higher mathematical science, thought and research. He is called ‘Konstantinos Karatheodoris, he was Greek, and we owe everything to him”.  Such is the light of a worthy teacher. The teacher who moulds a mind like that of Einstein, who devoted his entire life as a Physicist, and is known to have dwelt in the depths of independent research and creative thinking. tweet

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Aristotle

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Aristotle was a Greek Philosopher and scientist, and he was a pupil of Plato. Aristotle also got an opportunity to teach Alexander the Great, which led him to much abundance that gave form to the establishment of a library in Lyceum which aided in the production of many of his hundreds of books. Works of Aristotle contain the earliest known formal study of Logic, which was incorporated in the late 19th century into modern formal Logic. Also, Aristotle got to teach ‘Socrates’, about whom, we’d read about, next. tweet

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Socrates

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Socrates is known to be the classical Greek philosopher, and as a teacher, encouraged critical thinking and open discussions in order to “illuminate” ideas. Aristotle was a teacher of Socrates, and credited Socrates with the discovery of the method of definition and induction, which Aristotle regarded as the essence of the ‘scientific method’. Such was an era of teachers, that revolutionized the education model in a way that makes students grasp difficult concepts with scientific understanding that aids clarity and further research. tweet

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Dr. Radhakrishnan

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Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born to a poor Brahmin family in India, and went to become the first Vice President and the second President of India. Dr. Radhakrishnan believed that  “teachers should be the best minds in the country”, and he has been influential in the understanding of Hinduism both in India and the West. 5th September, his birthday, is celebrated as the Teacher’s Day in India.

 

Continuing with the celebrating spirit of Teachers’ Day, Touchtalent is hosting an online exhibition “Tribute To Teachers” from 3rd to 5th September, 2014, and invites everyone to share their artworks on Touchtalent.com by 2nd September, 2014. The online exhibition spans across 192 countries and the 50 best entries would be there on display. All selected entries shall be awarded an online certificate of appreciation from Touchtalent’s Editorial Team. So, hurry up, and submit you entries with a hashtag #Tribute2Teacher by clicking here. Entries are open till 2nd of September, 2014.

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