“If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers. They are society’s heroes.” – Guy Kawasaki
There is no doubt that a good teacher can transform lives. They play a crucial role in the development of students as well as the advancement of society at large. In addition to teachers being guides for the next generation of scientists, politicians, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and leaders, they are also a source of inspiration. On September 5th, the CollPoll team is honored to pay tribute to every teacher for extraordinary contributions toward the betterment of humanity.
Significance of the Teachers’ Day!
Much of the importance of Teachers’ Day lies in its history. Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who was a professor, philosopher and bureaucrat, evoked great respect from his students because of his inspiring personality. During Radhakrishnan’s time as President of India, his students and friends requested that he allow them to celebrate his birthday. However, he asked them to mark the day as not his birthday, but as Teachers’ Day.
Teachers impart knowledge that establishes in us the right understanding and goals of life. In times of hardship, they give us tremendous strength. Our academic, social, and spiritual advancement is greatly enhanced by teachers or gurus.
History is replete with examples of disciples reaching the heights of success due to their exceptional respect, humility, dedication and devotion to their teacher. Chanakya, Chandragupta, Dronacharya, Arjun, Shivaji Maharaj, and Ramdas Swami are some of the iconic examples of an ideal Guru-shishya relationship. The shishya of these examples are not only remembered because of their achievements, but also because of the virtuous bond they shared with their teacher.
The Efforts of Teachers Through Pandemic: True Warriors
When the pandemic forced institutions around the country to move to remote instruction, teachers had to learn a lot about online teaching and learning mechanism. The prolonged closure of educational institutions not only impacted the students but also introduced new challenges for teachers. Teachers had to adapt to unexpected conditions, teaching in unprecedented ways, using synchronous and asynchronous instruction, while also being challenged to establish connections with students, families, and colleagues.
Nevertheless, teachers shifted to online education efficiently as technology and institutions were transformed digitally. As a result, they adapted to the new way of doing things and provided education without any barriers.
Dr Rashmi Khorana Nagpal, Professor & Dean at Delhi Metrolpolitan Education, Dr Srilatha Palekar, Professor at ASM Group of Institutes and Dr Shweta, Assistant Professor at BLDEA’s Shri BM Patil Institute of Nursing Sciences share their views on the contribution of CollPoll Digital Campus in boosting the campus experience.
CollPoll’s Vision to Enhance Teachers’ Experience
CollPoll’s objective is to empower teachers to make informed decisions and enhance their overall campus experience by transforming the institution. This includes conducting online classes, preparing timetables and pre-read materials, sharing assessments like online quizzes, assignments and even exams that are not confined in physical boundaries and are easily accessible.
We focused on providing a seamless, varied and highly enhanced digital experience to teachers in country-wide higher education institutions. More than 6 Lakhs lessons were planned and over 60,000 learning resources were shared by teachers on CollPoll Digital Campus Platform.
A Big Thank You to All Teachers From CollPoll!
We at CollPoll believe education is the foundation for a bright future. Educators face unique challenges, and to overcome them, our team works with top institutions to develop intuitive, comprehensive and tailored technological platforms. CollPoll offers teachers tons of tools to grade assignments, monitor students’ attendance, plan lessons in advance, engage with students, and more.
Teachers’ Day reminds us how important teachers and educators are in our lives. It’s a day to reflect on our learning and to appreciate the contributions of teachers. And CollPoll supports teachers in every way possible because they are facilitators of change in society.