But said my student,’ I have not yet learnt to think out of the box. Other wise the class was always interesting, the teacher energetic and engaging, but I wish I had learnt to think out of the box too’.
This was his reply to a feed back of the session as the semester draws to a close.
We are in the staff room and he has come with his friend. So I tell him’,Why don’t you try to go from here to the exit of this staff room in a different manner?
‘Like’, he looked at me in surprise.
‘Shouldn’t I walk?’
‘Yes, you may’, I said but cover this distance in a different manner.
He stood thinking. His friend teased, ‘he is tensed mam’. We both looked at him eagerly.
After 2 long minutes, the boy raised his hands, swung on his feet and danced to the exit, he turned back to wave me a good bye as he walked away.
Perhaps he realized that he has indeed done some thinking out of the box!