‘SHARING OF KNOWLEDGE LEADS TO
IMMORTALITY’- Dalai Lama
This statement is very true because we
share whatever we learn and practice in life with someone or the other. Some of
those whom we follow may have even passed away. However, their teachings and
guidance always remain with us.
Fond are those memories and vivid in
detail, of days of our early childhood, spent at home and school. Remember the
adage, ‘Teach a child a habit and likely, that the child will retain the habit
forever’. Well, more than teaching, it is the sharing of ideas, thoughts,
experiences, knowledge etc. which create the sense of understanding and
realization in young school going children.
I recall, as a fourth grader, I found
it difficult to apply different formats of letter-writing. It simplified when
my father shared what he had learnt from his teacher, who taught in a
government-run school, 25 years ago.
Today, both my father and his teacher
have left this world. However, that little bit of knowledge passed on to me
continues to make letter-writing an easy and simple activity.
As a teacher in MLZS, I am imparting
that same knowledge to the students in my class.
Sharing is certainly not limited to
knowledge. Young children absorb a lot from their environment.
The development of concepts about good
and bad, right and wrong, moral and immoral etc. is to a great extent determined
by the behavior, attitude and habits of parents and teachers.
Janny, my teacher in the fifth grade, was sweet and kind-hearted, and taught us
in a way, which helped me to understand good deeds and actions.
My English language teacher till the 10th
grade left deep impressions on me with her attitude and behavior with
students. I remember clearly how she encouraged freedom of expression and used
anecdotes to create simple explanations.
In the last nine years, as a teacher,
I have always felt that my teacher was with me as my guide and mentor. I have
never felt at a loss because I remember her ways and try to put them into
Ten years from now my students may not
remember me but they will carry on the knowledge which I shared with them.
Sharing knowledge, and not just
academic knowledge, is a legacy builder and all of us are linked to its
At MLZS, I practice what I teach, and
when parents realize positive changes in their children because of such a
methodology, it brings a sense of satisfaction and happiness.
Ms. Mallareddy Pushpalata has been with
MLZS since the last 3 years. In addition to being a primary coordinator, she
also teaches English to Grade 5 and 6.