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Debbie Shamini Simon : Engage with the Students, to make a Change

Debbie-Shamini-Simon

What do you love about teaching?

I love the fact that the students of this generation are computer savvy and I believe there’s more that we can learn from children to be the main stream of their impact. There isn’t a day goes by where I hate teaching or complain about it. Teaching is something I’d like everyone to know. It comes from the heart and performing at your best interest rather than being called a teacher who is just partially earning or recognition in their respective task as a teacher. A change is about to take place and starts with a genuine interest.

Tell us about some of your achievements

I’ve had many achievements in my past, I believe an  achievement comes when you do the right thing as a teacher. My biggest achievement is seeing their goals being credited and we teachers are humble to do so.

Tell us about some of the challenges you face in your job

The challenges that I face during this pandemic is that no one can cater to your needs as a teacher. There are difficulties like learning at a slow pace , unable to finish their homework without proper guidance, especially those who opted for Zoom Learning. The one thing that parents are worried about is definitely their learning capabilities from home during the lockdown was a struggle for many of us. The Zoom app somehow made it possible for the learning platform. Given the scenario, one of the students will no longer need the whiteboard; everything is being projected.

Teaching comes from the heart and performing at your best interest rather than being called a teacher who is just partially earning or recognition in their respective task as a teacher.

-Debbie Shamini Simon

What inspires you?

Children’s genuine interest in learning and the goal to drive them towards success. Inspiration comes from many broken home children who want to learn and that’s struck the deal of learning.

What would you like to tell someone who is new or trying to be a teacher?

I would tell them to teach from your heart it’s not about the money. Put the children’s interest first and you will make the most of it.

Any interesting stories you’d like to share with our readers?

I once had a student who asked me “Why did I want to be a teacher?” That struck me for a moment and I coolly answered ” Well it’s not the money, it’s the heart that wants to engage with the students, to make a change.”

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