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Offline shamshoque

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Why do we teach?
« on: April 23, 2017, 10:04:23 AM »
 8)  I have taught almost my whole entire life at home and abroad for more than four decades. I asked so many of my colleagues the same question time and again but very few were able to give me an appropriate answer. I'd now  ask all my present colleagues at DIU the same question for their input in this. And the question  is:

Why do teach at all?

Shams Hoque
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DIU

« Last Edit: April 29, 2017, 11:35:58 AM by shamshoque »

Offline Afroza Akhter Tina

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Re: Why do we teach?
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2017, 03:48:20 PM »
I teach because I love to share,I teach because I am curious,I teach because it is my passion.I teach to enjoy the freedom...freedom of teaching & learning...



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Re: Why do we teach?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2017, 07:13:56 PM »
Very intelligent response to the question. Thank you! Tina.
I think we can think of some more good reasons. I am announcing another good prize for the most intelligent and appropriate response.
Come on colleagues, hurry up!

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Re: Why do we teach?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2017, 03:51:08 PM »
Thank you Sir...  :)



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Re: Why do we teach?
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2017, 07:02:40 PM »
Where are the rest of our colleagues who teach?

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Re: Why do we teach?
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2017, 08:35:17 PM »
Why do I teach?.... hmm... :-\
Got my answer. I teach because my father asked me to do so. :D

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Re: Why do we teach?
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2017, 11:32:48 AM »
Madam.
Thank you. That's an intelligent response but I would like some reasons which are practical embedded with some personal/emotional elements to it. I hope our colleagues would take note of this post while responding.
Thank you all.
Shams Hoque

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Re: Why do we teach?
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2017, 01:23:19 PM »
I teach so that my students get good jobs and also become better human beings than already they are now  :D
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Daffodil International University.

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Re: Why do we teach?
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2017, 08:43:32 PM »
Does teaching have any connection with passion?

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Re: Why do we teach?
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2017, 04:56:48 PM »
I mean do we have to have a special fascination for teaching? Is it only a job? Or, special kind of responsibility?

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Re: Why do we teach?
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2017, 10:58:35 PM »
Respected Sir,

Thank you very much for drawing our attention to the issue. I strongly believe that teaching has an integral connection with passion. I do teach because it delights me. I do teach, for I have a commitment to myself. I do teach as teaching satisfies my psychological thirst. What is more important to me, teaching teaches me what to learn more, how to read, what to read, how to talk and the like, so I teach to learn, unlearn and relearn.

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Re: Why do we teach?
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2017, 07:32:31 PM »
Wow!!!! Subrata. Very thought provoking and I do agree with you absolutely. Any body else to throw their hats in to this?

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Re: Why do we teach?
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2017, 02:40:21 PM »
Sometimes I hear people say "cheating" in place of teaching. It sounds sarcastic but is there any truth in it? I wonder.

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Re: Why do we teach?
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2017, 08:22:20 PM »
Where are my clever colleagues like the likes of Shampa, Laboni, Rabeya, Tahsina, Arif, Tosuf, Subrata, Rakib and the rest of them?

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Re: Why do we teach?
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2017, 03:26:21 PM »
Both the words contain the same letters!!!



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