A teacher meets many students in her teaching career. Her job demands to teach each one of them with same responsibility and compassion. Its definitely one of her moral duties to do so.
In my journey
of teaching and caring for my kids, I have met so many students who are still in my memory. Some have this innate ability to touch lives. They left an impact on me through one or more of their traits.
Students find it very courteous for a teacher to remember his/her name. But I have always believed a teacher should make effort to remember as many names as she can. Instead of addressing kids as ‘last bench’, ‘corner one’ etc, it makes the students feel special by this small gesture, addressing them with their correct name.
My colleagues have always praised me for possessing this quality of memorising names. Its a God gift that many names are still in my subconscious mind, whoever I have come across.
Meeting ex students after years is a privelege, especially when they have the same regard for you as they had years ago. And. . when you call them by their correct name, I just live the joy that their face glows with. Its a treasurable memory.
I remember students also for one more reason. . . The unique traits they possess. By the time they leave school, they make a place for themselves in our hearts by these traits.
include loving selflessly, caring for their teacher as if she is their mother. Some look upon us teachers with such ardent faith, it becomes the driving force to sustain and go on.
Some are ready to shoulder any responsibility given to them. Few make you forget you sorrows by their funny nature. Some go to any extent just to bring a smile on their teacher’s face.
Yes, I have been blessed by students of such traits. I am lucky to have these few angels in my life, actually quite a many in number. . In the journey of my teaching career. I wish to share my acquaintances with these, with all of you there. . . I have learnt one or the other value or quality from them.