We think of most teachers as strict and unapproachable generally. We fail to gather enough courage to go and speak with our teachers about why, honestly, we failed to finish our homework. How often does a teacher really take out time from their busy schedule and sit and talk to us?
It’s that time of the year again when we feel heartfelt gratitude for the ones whom we cursed in classrooms and mocked behind their backs– our teachers. It’s a special day for all teachers nationwide. Schools will have children performing special songs and dances for their teachers, no classes will be held, sweets will be distributed and students will be thrilled.
Yes, we took our teachers for granted. We didn’t listen to them then but now, as we’ve grown up and moved on in life to face the real world, we are reminded of all the lessons that our teachers gave us. But you know, there would always be some teachers who, let’s be honest, weren’t as thoughtful as they should have been.
We wished they had not humiliated us in front of the whole class for making a small mistake. We wished they had told us that it’ll be all right instead of putting pressure which would always take the better of us and make us gloomy and hate school. In short, we wished we had these teachers in our school:
Johnny Matthew (Nagesh Kukunoor) from Rocksford
A sports teacher who doesn’t just whistle and shout… NO, you think? You’ve gotta watch Rocksford and see this amazing sports teacher who doesn’t only build your physical strength but your mental strength too. I mean, which teacher sets you up for a date with a person you’re crushing on?
Vincent Sir (Vinay Pathak) from Hip Hip Hurray!
A teacher who holds classes outside of the monotonous classrooms, Vinay Pathak, who plays the role of an English teacher, is as romantic as a teacher as his lessons of Shakespeare are.
Ram Shankar Nikumbh (Aamir Khan) from Taare Zameen Par
Nikumbh is such a teacher who looks beyond a weak student’s notebook mistakes. He figures out what the real problem is, and isn’t that what we all want- To be understood? A teacher who pushes you to live your worth, do what you do best instead of pressurising you to fetch good marks, is not one that we come across often.
Raj Aryan (Shahrukh Khan) in Mohabbatein
How many times have you witnessed a teacher who pushes you to break rules (as baseless as they are)? Don’t we all wish for a teacher who would tell us to run out of the school premises just to show that conforming to baseless stuff is not logical? And it’s for all that that we love Raj sir from Mohabbatein.
(Republished from Being Indian)
Yeah, you can call it a review of TEACHERS. 😛