Teachers in the United Arab Emirates play a vital role in making the country’s dream to become the happiest country in the world a reality.
To do that effectively, teachers must bring happy and positive attitudes to work said Dr. Ali Al Nuaimi, Abu Dhabi Education Council’s director general.
Nuaimi further stated that education’s most imperative component with regards to happiness is the teacher. The teacher interacts with students, help them with their abilities and enhancing their knowledge and make their emotions either negative or positive.
“They make them think for a better future or the different way. So education guides society.“
“Presently we need to create a happy society. We need to motivate our teachers in creating a happy classroom, a positive classroom, with eager understudies who feel they have a place and can profit by that space.”
During the Khalifa Award for Education International Conference, Dr. Nuami said that teachers ought to assume responsibility for their own bliss, and not yield to the negative path in which the profession is at times represented.
“Do not expect other people to make you happy, be it from the government, your friend or husband,” he continues. “You need to create happiness by yourself and for yourself.”
“Sadly, we have a negative situation. We acquired a negative idea about our teachers. The educator anticipates that others will respect and appreciate them.”
“That is not right. You as a teacher should impose respect upon others. You ought to set the line for others how to talk to you. You ought to be both respectful and impose common respect.”
Principals ought to likewise intend to make that job simpler for teachers.
“For the teacher to make a situation that is cultivating joy in the classroom, we ought to change the demeanor of the school head, the principal,” Dr. Al Nuaimi said.
“If the educator is tormented by the dean or the school principal, or victimized, we will lose this instructor from the earliest starting point. It will push ahead if the educator and the principal cooperate to make the school a more conducive environment.”
Minister of Education, Hussain Al Hammadi, told the media should change the way it portrays educators.
“The media is not by any means contributing emphatically to our education. Anything that happens contrarily takes the front page,” Mr. Al Hammadi said.
“I’ve never observed a story around a decent teacher. I’ve never seen a feature of a good principal. I’ve never observed a report about something positive.
“Be that as it may, when something happens, a little thing, you will discover it for three or four days in the news. This makes an inclination inside the general population listening to the media about the news that there is a present issue of unhappiness.”
“We need to change this pattern,” said Dr. Al Kaabi. “It is our shared responsibility to make our teachers happy.”