You shaped our lives. Thank you, teachers

Abdulaziz Al Jahdhami –
aljahdhami22@gmail.com –

Teachers all over the world play a very significant and influential role in students’ life. There is no doubt about it. Regardless of how good/ bad the teacher is, he / she can make a difference. Teachers are one of the key elements that contribute to shaping students’ personalities and attitudes towards life.
Students initiate their journey of life with teachers since their early years of childhood. Some children start their company with teachers at kindergarten and others in first grade, at the age of six.
All teachers are admirable and great. They leave no stone unturned to feed students with knowledge as well enlightening them with various life experiences and necessities throughout the school years.
They are teachers of life as being not merely teachers, but fathers, brothers and friends for students. Likewise, female teachers are being mothers, sisters and friends for girls as well. Teachers’ role and goodwill are beyond just teaching and imparting knowledge.
They devotedly teach and raise students since childhood to make them good citizens who contribute to serving the nation in various walks of life. As a matter of fact, teachers are serving the children more than parents do.
A teacher is like a candle; it consumes itself to light the way for others. For many students, their dreams begin with a teacher who believes in them, who pulls, pushes and leads them to the next step in life.
Just let’s all look back at our school days. Some teachers may be etched in our memory because they were different or they influenced our thinking in some way or the other.
Today, we may recall our teachers who influenced our mental and spiritual growth. A teacher continues to impact a student’s life far after the student has graduated. The teacher’s influence works at a subconscious level, constantly shaping the personality of the student.
I’m sure every one of us has his/her unforgettable stories about teachers and school life in general. Some of these are hard stories or incidents that we experienced decades ago.
However, both the tough and easy experiences have been useful ways of learning. Learning and achieving dreams have never been easy. It is said a teacher’s purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image.
Teaching is the core of every other profession. Without teachers, there will be no other professions. All those pilots, engineers, doctors and others were students someday and had been taught by teachers at schools, colleges and universities so they became what they are today. Without the teachers’ encouragement and support, students’ dreams would not have come true.
The Teacher’s Day, (February 24) is the time to acknowledge the commendable dedication of the teachers towards their students. At such moments of celebrations, our feelings deep down in our hearts are mixed with happiness and thankfulness to our teachers. We highly appreciate their sacrifice of time and efforts for us. May Allah bless all teachers.
It’s time to show our gratitude and appreciation as society, students and parents and express sincere thankfulness to all teachers for their efforts, dedication and sacrifices. Teachers spare no effort in teaching each and every student who is today serving the nation in different fields. That is all because of teachers. They made citizens handle various positions starting from leaders and decision-makers, ministers, businessmen to other ordinary employees.
Dear teachers, in teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for 20 years. Thus, never give up on your students. Thank you all teachers.