What is Meant by Teaching
Teaching means an intimate contract between a more mature personality and a less mature one, which is designed for the further education of the latter. Teaching is an arrangement and manipulation of a situation in which there are gaps or obstructions, which an individual will seek to overcome, and form ways, which he will learn in the course of doing so.
Teaching profession has special significance Importance. Necessity of this profession can be compared with the stomach and soul of human being. Teaching profession is connected and concerned with man. The infrastructure of the teaching profession depends on some fundamental ingredients, which are patience, punctuality, sincerity, etc.
The above fundamental ingredients of teaching profession will help teachers to equip themselves as full-fledged intellectual and intelligent teachers with a moral and spiritual background and consequently they will be able to keep a high standard and discipline in education. Besides protecting the sanctity and prestige of their profession a considerable amount of teaching activity occurs before and after teachers meet with students.
Teaching is the oldest, most indispensable and inevitable of all the professions in the world. No individual can help being teacher to his below, members, if he is a member of any group. No group as ever come together, but has made sonic provision to posses on the social heritage and train the young for future leadership. Not satisfied with such informal arrangements, teaching has been the first area of specialization in every tribe and community.
Priesthood, which everywhere arrogated to itself the monopoly of teaching, has always been the first social class to separate itself from the “common mould”, requiring its remember to gain special knowledge, learn special skills and undergo a stricter discipline.
According to Whitehead, “Every thing depends on the teacher”.
According to M.L. Jacks, “The Education of the Good Teacher is something much more interesting, more extensive and more challenging than a professional training it includes that, but goes beyond it.”