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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Letter to the School Principal :On teachers day !

Dear Ma'am,

Not many days have passed since I have been a teacher. It has been an incredibly complex, yet a Nobel experience to be one. In this Small, yet most transitional Journey so far. Your Presence has Our Head teacher has been greatly inspirational, truly guiding and most reassuring.

I have seen the most interesting and extensive school assembly ,with Plenty of songs ,exercises and excited kids bubbling with joy, learning notwithstanding.

The involvement and enthusiasm shown by you during the school functions is worth emulating. Your rapport with the teachers and parents has been truly comforting. The clear and crisp, instructions at the staff meetings have been to the point.

The Independence – to teach in the best possible way in the respective classes, is one which makes the school environment quiet amicable.

It has been a real pleasure working under your able guidance. Be it permitting a special class and taking lessons under the tree in the playground, or having a flexible class periods – as per lesson needs , you have been at your cooperative best . Allowing for free interaction with co –teachers and parents, and appreciating involvement in kid’s communities reflects our shared vision for the kids.

As a token of gratitude, I wish to share an inspiring letter written by Abraham Lincoln which was sent to the headmaster of a school where his son was attending.

In the school ,
Teach him,it is far more honorable to fail than to cheat.

Teach him to have faith in his own ideas, even if everyone tells him they are wrong.

Teach him to be gentle with gentle people, and tough with the tough.

Try to give my son the strength not to follow the crowd when everyone is getting on the band wagon.

Teach him to listen to all men but teach him also to filter all he hears on a screen of truth, and take only the good that comes through.

Teach him if you can , how to laugh when he is sad.

Teach him there is no shame in tears.

Teach him to scoff at cynics and to beware of too much sweetness

Teach him to sell his brawn and brain to the highest bidders but never to put a price-tag on his heart and soul.

Teach him to close his ears to a howling mob and to stand and fight if he thinks he's right.

Treat him gently, but do not cuddle him, because only the test of fire makes fine steel.

Let him have the courage to be impatient.

Let him have the patience to be brave.

Teach him always to have sublime faith in himself because then he will have sublime faith in mankind.

I take this opportunity to thank you once again we wish we continue to have your guidance and support our vision of

Providing quality education to all children“

Thanks and regards,

Ritesh Mishra

Grade 3, Ahilya Devi Holkar English Medium School, Aundh,Pune

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