Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday exhorted teachers across the State to inspire their students and pay special attention to develop the individual talents of students. The appeal came at a function during which the CM handed out appointment orders to nearly 21,000 teachers who passed the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET).
Addressing the teachers, Jayalalithaa extolled the virtues of their profession and urged them to teach their students in a way that would make it easier for them to understand and retain what they learnt. For this, she suggested the use of demonstrative techniques.
She underscored this by quoting the words of American writer William A Ward. “The mediocre teacher tells. A good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. Parents, teachers and students are a triangle, and the person with the greatest influence is the teacher. I wish that each of you become a great teacher,” she told the teachers.
Congratulating them for clearing the TET, she asked them to pay attention to the unique qualities of each student. “Nothing can bring success in a person except confidence, hard work and dedication. Instill these in your students from a young age, and they will flourish. Everyone has a talent in them and it is your duty as teachers to draw it out of them,” she said.
The CM personally handed over the orders to one teacher from each district, and a candidate each from the differently-abled, visually impaired and ortho categories. She also presented students with a package of all the free schemes.