Teacher Spotlight – Ms. Diksha Sharma -
Meet Ms. Diksha Sharma in May 2020 Teacher Spotlight series, an excellent teacher having double masters degrees (M.com & M.Ed.) with an experience of 3 years and 6 months in education field. She strongly believes that a teacher plays a pivotal role in shaping a student’s character and future.
• Name: Diksha Sharma
• School Name: St. Thomas College
• Email:[email protected]
• City: Delhi
• Designation: Assistant Teacher
Tell us about yourself – Your overall experience in education field, National / International experiences, variety of work you have done in the education field.
My name is Diksha Sharma. I am a teacher by choice and not because of the famous notion that I had nothing else to do or pursue. The journey of three years and few months has been very special andI love my job.
How did you choose the field of education?
After completing my M.com my father asked me that instead of sitting at home and thinking what to do next it’s better that I should search for job. I had approximately a month to decide my next step as after that the placement process of the companies was to start. I dropped my resume wherever I could. After a day I got a call from my school. Rev. Father asked me to join as an adhoc teacher for a month. This was the turning point when I decided to be a teacher.
What would you like to mention for your greatest achievements in field of education? Which gives you a sense of satisfaction?
I was warned by my headmistress and my colleagues about a boy who was defamed for his theft habits. I was asked to be cautious and keep an eye on him. But to everybody’s surprise he never stole anything for the full academic year when he was in my class. This is my biggest achievement. I am satisfied when I am able to bring a positive change in student’s character and thus hope to see his bright future.
How has the education system changed as per your view since you were a student yourself?
It has become digitized. On one hand we try to curb the screen time of the students but at the same time we are sending projects, assignments and assessments either on mails or WhatsApp as a result of which they spend less time doing their work and waste much time doing unnecessary stuff.
What are the qualities you think an individual should possess to be a good teacher or work in field of education?
The list of qualities is endless. But to mention a few, a teacher should:
• Be a good listener.
• Be a good orator.
• Have patience.
• Understand the concept of ‘Individual Differences’ among students.
• Be a friend and a guide to them who is able to provide help and assistance whenever the students need.
• Have a balance between being strict and lenient.
• Always enter a class or greet students with a smile.
How do you handle discipline problems? What is the most difficult aspect of discipline for you?
According to me a student has discipline problems either he is hyperactive or disinterested in studies. So, in both the cases I try to channelize the energy by engaging him/her in some class activity or by making them monitor or in charge of something which imbibes in them a sense of responsibility.
If you were to change 1-2 things in our Indian education system, what would be those & why?
• The rate of digitization of education has to be lessened if not stopped completely. This is my major concern.
• Vocational education should be given importance.
What is your philosophy of teaching?
My philosophy is simple-‘Teach a student by becoming a student.’ It means I teach by understanding the age, mental ability, aptitude and learning pace of the child.
What is your suggestions or guidance for today’s parents in shaping up children’s personality? Especially in this Online or computer age.
The parents should always be with the child when he is studying especially when they are studying online as there are many pop ups of the sites which are not child friendly but still a child is tempted towards it.
What are the three most important strengths you possess that will make you a successful teacher? Also any weakness in you which you want to improve upon?
My strengths are:
• Enjoy a good rapport among students.
• Has a good hold on my teaching subjects.
• Well versed with the technological advancements so as to make teaching and learning easier for students.
My weakness is that I am emotional and I am working upon it.
If you had not been a teacher or not associated with education field, what would you have been and why?
If not a teacher I would have been into a writing like a content writer or into advertising making jingles for some advertisements because I write a lot and have written few poems and a short story.
What do you want to accomplish in your profession in next 5 years?
I want to be at some respectable position in the next five years which I will strive to achieve through hard work and dedication.
Any other things you would like to share about yourself, your profession, your hobbies, your views?
As I had mentioned earlier that I write. Other than writing I like listen to music, read books and now-a –days my new hobby is cooking.
How would you rate our website yayskool.com especially this teacher spotlight program?
I would rate it as 4/5.
We would like to thank Ms. Diksha for sharing her story with us and wish her very best for her future.
The role of a teacher in society is both significant and valuable. It has far-reaching influence on the society he lives in and no other personality can have an influence more profound than that of a teacher. Students are deeply affected by the teacher's love and affection, character, competence, and moral commitment.
Yet teachers don't get their due respect and credit these days. We have started a Teacher Spotlight program where we recognise the effort of these silent and true Heroes of our society and tell their story.
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