WHO IS A TEACHER ? - Brig Sushil Bhasin
As a Master Trainer, Transformational Coach, and Motivational Speaker; I am passionate about achieving and contributing to outcome-focused results.
Master Trainer, Transformational Coach, Motivational Speaker, Educator, Author, TTST, Online Workshops, Youth Leadership Program, Train The Super Trainer, Design Your Life
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Gone are the days when the role of a teacher was to deliver predetermined academic content. In fact it never was. A teacher facilitates overall development of a child’s personality. Today’s teacher may do well to realise the challenge she* faces and consider the following:-

A teacher has a huge responsibility. A student views her as a Friend, Guardian, Guide, Philosopher, Mentor, Advisor, Parent, Facilitator, Motivator, Role Model, Inspiration, Example, Idol and much more. In fact she is a ‘Nation Builder.’
Its a noble profession. More than that its a passion. Its certainly NOT a ‘job.’ Its not a money making alternative ! Its a way of life. It is all about passion. It needs to emerge from the heart !
Telling is not Teaching. Teaching is a method of perseverance. Its an influencing skill. Just telling is not good enough.

Child is not a miniature adult. He deserves a specialised handling. As he grows his brain also develops accordingly.

Turn from a Teacher to a Facilitator. You cannot operate from a platform of authority any more. In our times the teacher was the main source of ‘gyan.’ its quite different now. Some students may know more than a teacher on a particular subject. Grant it to them. Pass on the power to the learner. Facilitate the process of learning. It may not be correct to thrust it on them.

Evolve and enhance your skills. When a teacher, in an answer to the Chairman, said, “I have taught for 20 years,” he asked, “Did you teach for 20 years or did you teach one year twenty times?”  Many teachers do the latter. Do we change according to the changing standard student or the changed environment or the evolving demand of the market?
Know your students. Do you know the background of your students. What background do they come from? What are their challenges? Many of them come from broken families. Some of them have single parents. Are you aware of all this ??  Focus on today’s generation – THIS is the child you are teaching – not the child u were !!! And what your teachers did for you, may not work here.
In my life, I owe a lot to my teachers. I am here because of them. I salute them and thank them for all they did for me.
Mother of all Professions.  A teacher creates all professions – a doctor, engineer, scientists were all taught by teachers.
On the Teachers Day, I salute all teachers in the world. They build nations, they dedicate their lives to creation. I wish to particularly thank all my teachers for making me what I am today. My tribute to all teachers


* he and she are inter-changeable

  • Ankit Dikshit
    Posted at 19:33h, 04 September Reply

    It's a good read. Happy Teacher's Day sir.

  • hashim ishaq
    Posted at 20:11h, 04 September Reply

    Happy Teachers Day !!!
    I loved this blog
    It actually gave me inspiration
    to write one for teachers day celebration 🙂

  • Nebu Pallickal
    Posted at 22:29h, 04 September Reply

    Well put Brig ! Thoughtful take on who a teacher actually is; makes a good reading. Happy Teacher's Day !

  • pushpa
    Posted at 23:15h, 04 September Reply

    A very Happy Teacher's Day Sir.We are lucky to have a great Teacher,Mentor,,Soldier in your form. By reading your Blog I found that we have to learn a lot in this changing world and have to act as Facilitators.We are the Nation Builders as you have said it, one should be proud of his Profession. Proud of you Sir.It was really great to have a Chairman like you.God bless you.

  • Sushil Bhasin
    Posted at 05:23h, 05 September Reply

    Thanks all.
    I heard a a very interesting debate on the TV with Arnab Goswami on the controversy of Teachers day being called Guru Utsav.
    One thing that emerged and made sense to me was the difference between a Guru and Teacher.
    Lets have your views

  • Choodie Shivaram
    Posted at 08:56h, 05 September Reply

    Sushil, I must tell you that anyone who comes under your shadow is transformed into a success story – you infuse so much confidence and boost their morale. What more can you ask for. Your personify every quality of a teacher you have written about. I have learnt a lot from you. And as for your students – AGE NO BAR !!!. I salute you.

  • Pinkle Shah
    Posted at 09:46h, 05 September Reply

    Wow very nice blog, no1 else could have ever explained it in a better way what a student- teacher relationship is other than u, here's wishing you a " Happy Teacher's Day", thank you very much sir for all that motivation & encouragement. 3 cheers to Brig Sushil Bhasin, Sushil Bhasin rockksss!!!! 🙂

  • Pinkle Shah
    Posted at 09:50h, 05 September Reply

    Wow now no1 else could have explained a student- teacher relationship as better as this one, gr8 teachers with gr8 minds can only think & act in this way. 3 cheers to Brig Sushil Bhasin, u rock sir, here's wishing you a "Happy Teachers Day". Thanku for all that motivation & enciuragement, Cheers again!!!!

  • Pinkle Shah
    Posted at 09:51h, 05 September Reply

    Wow now no1 else could have explained a student- teacher relationship as better as this one, gr8 teachers with gr8 minds can only think & act in this way. 3 cheers to Brig Sushil Bhasin, u rock sir, here's wishing you a "Happy Teachers Day". Thanku for all that motivation & encouragement, Cheers again!!!!

  • Deepti Chhugani
    Posted at 09:56h, 05 September Reply

    Happy Teacher's Day Sir. I'm lucky that I was a part of your camp and met a wonderful teacher like you. Thank you for always keeping in touch.

  • dimple
    Posted at 09:59h, 05 September Reply

    Guru, as stated brings about Spiritual Transformation and Teacher brings about Transformation in our attitudes. I am of the opinion TEACHER is GURU and GURU is a TEACHER. How can we move ahead in the outside world, without traversing inside? Thus, a dedicated teacher ensures inner journey and outer journey are in sync. So, GURU and TEACHER are synonyms.

  • Abhishek Singh
    Posted at 12:47h, 05 September Reply

    Awesome Sir I am a total believer in what you said

  • Yousef Rashid
    Posted at 13:03h, 05 September Reply

    Amazing sir, very well said.

  • Monika Sharma
    Posted at 13:50h, 05 September Reply

    Nation builders, Mother of all professions, good observation Brig.

    True to the e!

  • Kalpana Arora
    Posted at 14:26h, 05 September Reply

    GURU, A word with many meanings like spreading knowledge, being unconditional, enlightening wisdom, being motivator, helping craft a vision and so on. As a GURU, you have created great behaviours amongst the students you train, for them to become even better Human Beings of future. To a great leader and an army man, I Salute you for being the GURU for many of us.

  • Lubaina Shabbir
    Posted at 15:28h, 05 September Reply

    “Did you teach for 20 years or did you teach one year twenty times?”
    Very well pointed out. Must read for every teacher!
    Too good,sir! 🙂

  • Shubham Rathore
    Posted at 19:04h, 05 September Reply

    A true teacher is one who, keeping the past alive, is also able to understand the present and Future 🙂

  • anish kelkar
    Posted at 06:33h, 06 September Reply

    I completely agree with the line, "A teacher is a nation builder".
    I am glad that you tanght me during your camp sir.

  • pushpa dyarakoti.
    Posted at 08:36h, 06 September Reply

    the article in its totality claims to make an inspirational and fascinating reading,consequently knowing and understanding the working of your tremendously brilliant mind …keep doing the excellent work, sir.

  • Meenakshi joshi
    Posted at 13:42h, 30 October Reply

    Amazing very nice blog sir,i am totally agree with the line ,”A teacher is a nation builder.”..we have our school teacher’s whatsapp group by the name of “nation builder”…
    glad to have you as a mentor in our pathfinder family i hope i ll learn more .

  • Meenakshi joshi
    Posted at 14:53h, 30 October Reply

    Amazing very nice blog sir..I am totally agree with this artical..glad to have you as a great mentor in our pathfinder family …thank you sir for ur support and motivation

  • Neha
    Posted at 15:06h, 30 October Reply

    I totally agree with you sir.. Teacher’s are the the nation builder and the points which you have highlighted here are right and being a teacher its our duty to somehow implement it in a positive manner so that we can be more than a teacher for a child……a guide a motivator a philosoher etc…..

  • Hema adhikari
    Posted at 00:44h, 31 October Reply

    I completely agree with the lines very well pointed out must read for teachers. glad to have a great mentor in our pathfinder family..thanks sir

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