Let’s face the fact that teachers in general, all over the world, work very hard and put a lot of efforts into training their students. On this day, the world comes down on its knees to bow in gratitude. Teachers have played a vital role in shaping our futures. But wait, are your favourite teachers away from you? No matter however busy you may be, flying down to meet your teacher is the least you can do.
However there are certain things that they do hide from you for reasons best known to them. This teacher’s day we dig a little deeper into the hidden universe that teachers around the world share and uncover 5 secrets that your teacher will never tell you.
1. If you didn’t do your homework, they just know.
Like the time you said your dog ate your homework, or the time you said you had put the completed homework in your bag, but now you couldn’t find it? Yep! Before you open your mouth and give them a rehearsed excuse, they know that look on your face which tells them of your misdeed.
2. Just like you get uncomfortable seeing them outside your school, so do they.
That surge of complex emotions that fill every nook and cranny of your body, is a shared emotion by your teacher as you look at the each other in a space outside your school. In this space, weirdness and awkwardness just make their presence known on a large scale.
3. They do have favourites.
Remember the girl with oily hair on the first bench, or that guy who has the most adorable puppy eyes and you had a doubt that he/she was the teacher’s pet? Here’s a truth - they probably were.
4. The staffroom is their playground.
Just like you gathered in the farthest corner of basketball court and shared your stories about the maths teacher you all disliked; your teachers may have ‘shared their stories’ too about you in the student-free zone, the staffroom.
5. They have a life.
As much as you would like to think that teaching is their 24 x 7 profession and they will be available at time of the day (or night) for your academic doubts, they have a life. They must be on a holiday with their families on the day that you called them, but yet, they made the time to speak to you and clear your doubts, even if it meant stepping out of their social circle for a fairly long call.
Feeling nostalgic or even guilty about those long calls now? Don’t you worry child, we have a plan for you. Send your favourite teacher, the one who influenced your life in a huge way, on a holiday and give them that much needed break. Even better yet, you can now customise those holiday packages by adding your personal touch to them!
Author : Roshal Mascarenhas