The Good Teacher.

Ever heard of Mr. Hyde & Dr. Jekyll? No? Then you must have heard of Hulk for sure. The green muscly guy that comes alive when his alter ego, Dr. Bruce is transformed into the former.

I remember quite a similar incident that used to take place at school. Although many of my previous teachers had to face the surprise inspection conducted by the principal but this one teacher stood out in many ways.

Before she began teaching us in the final year of school, we were stuck with our class teacher who was pretty bad at accounts herself. Although she tried her best but the outcome was always horrifying.

It was a relief to have Mrs. S (The highly praised accounts teacher) in 12th grade. The first fat book of T.S Grewal included in our curriculum was a piece of cake to understand & obviously, for Mrs. S to explain.

I don’t remember what I studied after Accounting Ratios and Cash Flow Statement because she hurried through the portion at the speed of lightening. In no time we were already doing Company Accounts -Shares and Debentures with 3 to 4 months left for finals.

The most important thing for her was that we were ahead of our counterpart; the other Commerce section. Whether we got our basics straight or not was never her concern.

Well, one day the principle decided to check all the classrooms & entered ours unannounced. As usual, Mrs. S was seated on a chair ‘Dictating’ Accounts (Can you believe it?). No sooner had the principle entered, the room filled with dreadful silence. Mrs. S’s expression suddenly changed. She got up from her chair, took a pen and began scribbling on the white board.

Everyone understood what she taught us that day.

Most of the time she was mean, arrogant, only concerned with her toppers but I was taken aback with that transformation into an Accounts teacher who asked us countless times if we understood the topic or not.

I wonder how easy this subject would have been if she was always like this and not her alter-ego self we had to tolerate for the whole year round.

12 thoughts on “The Good Teacher.

  1. Truth of all education system.. they are one who play a major role in making our future and destroying them too! Hope they will grow up soon😉

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    1. I was shitty at accounts. Even though I tried everything but it simply wasn’t for me.

      To some extent it was my teacher as well but if we look at the bigger picture, Indian curriculum is more of a burden to students.

      We had 3 volumes to study, understand & force in our minds in just a year. During exams, we were supposed to ignore questions related to computerised accounting since it wasn’t part of our old-school curriculum.

      The accounts we studied had little relevance to how procedures are carried out in real life.

      In short, I hated it & here I am complaining about our country’s education system. Ah well, if I was good at it I might have had something nice to say lol.

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  2. Teaching is such a double edged sword. If the teacher is to nice, they get ran over and taken advantage of by some of the students thus some students don’t learn anything, If they’re mean, some students are used to that kind of teaching probably because of a stern home raising so they excel at learning. It’s a grey area in teaching, guess it depends on the student. But they say there are no bad students, only bad teachers, teachers say, students do.

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    1. I couldn’t have agreed more with what you said. Yes, being too much of anything has dire consequences. It’s always important to maintain equilibrium; be it stern action or going soft on the students. A teacher is not just a person who explains & writes stuff on the board, they need to understand needs of different students as well which makes them no less than a psychologist.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughtful feedback, I appreciate it. 😊

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