Journey of an NGO Teacher in a Government School

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Ann Mary George


Students play a significant role in the life of a teacher, and teaching, like all other professions, has its ups and downs. The two years of my fellowship journey were a roller-coaster, but the memories from the journey are nothing like others. During a recent webinar, I was asked about my inspiration and, without hesitation, stated that my students are my inspiration. They showed me the positive side of life, along with inducing self-confidence, grit, and appreciating life. Every day at school was just another day, and there were very few "good" days, but every day created memories. In most cases, teachers serve as an inspiration to their students. However, my students were an inspiration to me because entering the classroom was like starting a new chapter in my life since I came in as a teacher and left as a student.

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