If I Were a Teacher
All through our lives we meet people who are instrumental in shaping who and what we become. In all probability, no one influences us more than the teachers who guide us through our most impressionable years.
Teachers come in many different packages. While some are strict disciplinarians others are approachable and easy going. If I were a teacher, I would strive to find the perfect balance between the two. I would spend a lot of time with my students to find out aspects of their personality and behaviour. I would then help each one overcome his weaknesses and hone his strengths. I would introduce ‘humour class’ as a part of the curriculum: a platform for sharing anecdotes and jokes that will surely relieve the students of class and study related stress.
My classroom would definitely go beyond the four walls of the school to include the functioning of common everyday civic amenities like banks, post offices and railway stations and frequent trips to city libraries, museums and parks.
Most people believe that a teacher, like a sculptor, moulds and gives shape to his students’ minds. I believe that unlike the sculptor who moulds the clay into the shape he desires, a good teacher will help a student find the shape he wants to be and help him grow into it.