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7 Historical Teachers Who Changed The World For The Better!
When you think of your favourite teacher, which one comes to your mind? The math teacher that helped you solve problems on fractions, trigonometry, etc., or your sports teacher who helped you discover a new sport or the one who was the reason behind your current career path? While some teachers have changed lives, some have changed the world with their extraordinary talent and knowledge. Let’s see how these 7 teachers changed the world.
Sir Isaac NewtonSir Isaac Newton was a famous teacher, mathematician, and physicist who established the theory of gravity. He applied his theories of the Law of Motion and gravity to explain the motion of the Sun and planets. He was the first to discover that white light is made up of a spectrum of colours. The ‘Principia’ was a result of Newton’s research which was first published in 1687 and established the foundation for classical mechanics. That book changed the way people perceived the world till then and it still continues to be the keystone of non-relativistic technologies in the world. He is surely one the Best Teachers In The World!
PythagorasPythagoras was a philosopher, mathematician, and teacher whose theories are still taught in schools today. Known for his Pythagoras theorem of right-angled triangles, he is known as the “father of numbers” and also invented the relationship between math and music. In Croton, he established a secret society where the people followed a structured life.
Dr. Sarvepalli RadhakrishnanThe man whose birthday, 5th September, is celebrated as Teacher’s Day in India every year was the first Vice President and the second President of India. He defended Hinduism from “uninformed Western criticism” and contributed to the formation of contemporary Hindu identity. He played an influential role in the understanding of Hinduism in India and the West and simultaneously earned respect in both the places. He is well known for his commentaries on Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, and Brahma Sutra. He was honoured with the Bharat Ratna (highest civilian award in India) in 1954.
Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein, a theoretical physicist, author and a teacher was known for his contributions to the field of general and special relativity. He was also known for his mass-energy equation which was dubbed as the “most famous equation” that gave birth to the atom bomb. His work on the general theory of relativity was published in 1915 and is still regarded as the most significant concept that was developed in modern-day physics. He was rewarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921 due to his outstanding work. He is surely one the Best Teachers In The World.
AristotleHe was a famous Greek philosopher and scientist and is considered as “Father of Western Philosophy”. In 335 B.C., he founded his own school in Athens where he spent most of his life teaching and writing. His passion for nature, logic, andreasons led him to make contributions which are reflected in modern math, physics, biology, politics and more. He classified animals in his book; History of Animals and used the traits that are similar among animals to classify them into certain similar groups. He is also known as the Father of Zoology, where he classified the living organisms. He contributed in the fields of physics, psychology, meteorology, ethics, politics, poetics, and the list goes on! Even after 2300 years, his contributions are influential in this time and age!
John AdamsJohn Adams was the second president of the United States. He became a teacher in Worcester and then for a year he decided to study law. After becoming a lawyer, he assisted in the drafting of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Being one of the negotiators, he was responsible for the peace treaty with Great Britain that signalled the end of the Revolutionary War. He is surely one the Best Teachers In The World.
Savitribai PhuleThe first woman teacher in the country, a leading social reformer of her time, she is known for her contribution in the field of education and also standing for women’s rights during the British rule in India. She built 18 schools and encouraged women education. She also worked towards preventing female infanticide, the killing of widows, and all the causes that undermined the existence of women. She was the only woman leader of the 19thcentury and transformed many lives due to her revolutionary work. She is surely one the Best Teachers In The World.
All these 7 teachers have made remarkable contributions to the world and their work still lives within us in some way or the other and marks our existence. As it is always said, an outstanding teacher always inspires us throughout our lives. These 7 teachers have definitely left a mark on our minds, hearts and the world at large!
Written By Faculty, JBCN International School
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Posted on: Monday,2018,Aug,Mon