Been teaching for donkeys years now but it is special every time when students come back to you.
Today for instance, a group of students came to meet me, those who I don’t teach this year. It felt so good that they thought of dropping by and asking my whereabouts.
In a few minutes of interaction, I could see how they have grown,changed for the better.
It is a small world, sometimes harsh, but moments like these make the life worthwhile and delights the teacher in me.
I am suddenly reminded of my teachers, Mam Geetha Atmaram, Dr. Vijayan Nair,Dr. Vinay Nair, Dr. Catherine Thankamma from Government Victoria College, Palakkad. Baby Mathew Teacher , Mary Kutty Teacher and Dakhshayani Teacher and Annie Teacher from LSN Convent Ottapalam. Thyagarajan Sir, Johnson Kingsley Sir from SDA , Kaniampuram then Nagajyothi Miss from Vijnana Vihara School, Vijayawada, Uma Miss from NSM Public School, Vijayawada, Radha Teacher from Ambalur School, can’t recollect the name!
Some one said that we internalize our role models unconsciously and model ourselves after them, in our professional and personal lives.
It could be that I modeled myself after my teachers and parents, for good or bad, for better or worse!
So many teachers, yet so few could I recollect reinforcing my belief in making classrooms fun places for students.
Happy classrooms make happy students and happier teachers and as a bonus you get some great results too!