Monday, 9 September 2013

Happy Teacher's Day!

“I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” 
- Albert Einstein

I always believe in 'Once a Teacher, always a teacher'.

It's no easy feat being a teacher.  To be able to create a learning environment conducive for the students, to care, discipline, understand and lastly to be able to 'deal' with parents - the overly chin chye and don't care to the extremely demanding ones....
Each teacher at each different schooling stage face different kind of challenges and I admire them for taking those challenges in their stride.

As teachers of pre-schoolers, they have to create a conducive environment, be strict and at the same time caring to nurture the younglings, to let them grow up knowing what is right and/or wrong.  And with the current emphasis on learning through play, these teachers need to be creative in their ways of teachings.
Every Teacher's Day during my time, we give either handmade cards, roses, sweets or chocolates. 
This year with the 2 boys, we decided to make some handmade macarons and a small cake. 

To remind the boys that teaching is no easy task and it takes a lot of hardwork. Just like making chocolate ganache for the macarons filling which one needs to constantly stir it and ensure it does not burn. And to store it in the fridge and wait patiently for it to harden before it can be used. 
Kids are the same.... They have to be constantly cared for, at times to encourage or discipline but never letting them walk down the wrong path. Each and every day, every year until they grow up to be useful persons. 

I'm no pro-baker as you can see... :)
To each and every teacher out there, Happy Teacher's Day.  To each and every parent out there, Happy Teacher's Day too as we, as parents, are our children's first teachers.