|Just Like That ;)|
I have always been blessed to have good teachers. Last night I was narrating an incident to hubby about a high school teacher, who actually motivated me to like Maths (Geometry to be specific). But it has not always been the case. I always fail to understand how a teacher whose main duty is to teach and impart knowledge to the students, lacks in exactly that quality. Like for example we had this teacher in our 8th grade for Chemistry. 8th grade was the first time we were introduced to Chemistry. She was a lovely teacher. Her husband was somewhere abroad and she always wore matching bangles and bindi :) :). She had written down some formula on the board, basically a chemical reaction, and this is how she read it out.....So when you put this into that, this is formed O_O... I looked at her again with a big question mark on my face which basically asked ....Excuse me teacher what exactly should be put into what to get what... but I did not ask...because just before that my History teacher had given me her peace of mind for asking too many questions. But my question was not that stupid, the only thing I asked was, Why is Hitler called a brave man if he committed suicide??
But there was one benefit I had, I could come back home and complain about it to my parents. But when I was in my Junior Grade, I could not. If you are asking me why, then you should read this post. After all that fight to study Commerce I dare not complain about the course or the Professors. When I was in my 12th grade, we had this Economics teacher. She had bunny teeth and was called bunny, I personally called her Bumpy Bunny.. because of her bumps !!! Seemed to me she never liked me. I am sure she had a bloody big ego issue here. So in the class once she was explaining Demand and Supply, and she said..... Prices fall when supply increases because of a high demand. I did not understand (as usual) and asked her..why was it like that.. I mean should not the shop keeper sell something for more money if there is a demand. Instead of explaining to me the Curve she asked me to SHUT UP.. like she literally said those words!!! Well all those who know SuKu by now.. the word SHUT UP does not exist in my dictionary. So I asked her.. Why? Is it because you do not know the answer or you need to Google it?? What happened next was that I was banned from attending her classes for the rest of the year.
Did not dare tell this to my parents. Well but then I had also not told them that earlier that month I was suspended for 11 days for bunking college and going for a movie (No my mommy cannot read English so I am still safe, unless my sister decides to rat). So now that I was banned, the only thing I could do is go to the Library (which obviously I had to ask directions for) and do a self study. But after all this hungama, guess who topped the class for Economics in Board.... yes that would be...yours faithfully SuKu (clap, clap, clap). Well that was not all, Bumpy Bunny actually sent a junior student to my home to fetch my notes for her to refer. Ofcourse I gave it but not so easily, I actually wrote my name on every page of my books, so that even if she tears the first page she has to see my name on every other page :) :)
Having had wonderful teachers and guides who helped me shape up my thoughts, these kind of teachers bring to my mind a question, When does a teacher really stop being a teacher??