10 honest things about me

                Honest things..about me !! First of all, I would like to thank Shilpa Garg , a fellow Blog-a-t0nic, and the winner of the first edition of Blog-a-ton having conferred an award to me i.e ; A feel good award or the Honest Scrap Award . Thank you very much Shilpa. It was so sweet . And in return she asked me to list 10 honest things about myself interesting enough(that’s one thing I’ve been trying for – to make my blogs interesting enough to read)  and pass the award to 7 bloggers who blog in a similar fashion. I now blog 10 honest things about me.I feel it is the minimum as a fellow blogger and as a proud recipient of the award that I could do. Here it goes.

  1. I’m not expressive . I am not at all expressive. I think this is because of the fact that people around hardly listen to me. Most of them blabber about unnecessary stuff, which has made me a patient listener. But down the line, I have got a feeling that we learn a lot by listening. Listening helps than yelling out some nonsense.
  2. I end up doing things in a clumsy fashion. Whatever the situation is/was, I always feel that I could have done things a more   gracefully.
  3. Most of my life,I have always lived under the shadow of others. 
  4. I have troubled many people around me.
  5. I was bitten by the crush bug, quite a number of times. But wasn’t dare enough to take anything forward ( blame it on my inability to express things , yes they are things of concern for me  )
  6. I always believe “Empty vessels make much noise”.
  7. In most of the cases, I feel all the credit goes to the wrong person( Just because I think I am more deserving .. hey hey kidding 🙂 )
  8. I love Automobiles.
  9. I like a job that requires to have dressed better, than one which pays well .( Don’t know guys . Hope I will change my opinion in the near future)
  10. I honestly don’t do justice to whatever job assigned to me. Even in the present context, I am not able to write 10 honest things about myself.Shame on me.

                  Thank you Shilpa for having conferred the Honest Scrap Award to me. That’s one thing I can be proud of , having got that from a Blogger who I admire.

 

Very sorry Shilpa, I really don’t have an idea to whom should I pass on the award. I guess, some groundwork over the next few days would help in selecting an eligible blogger.  But will do the needful as soon as possible. Pardon me.Cheers Shilpa. Thank you very much.

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Teachers – Now and Then

This post has been published by me on the occasion of the Teachers’ Day as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 2; the second edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.

                          When we think of the word Teacher , the first thought that strikes our mind is the person(s) who taught us various subjects in our school and college.  A Teacher is a person whose occupation is teaching at a place of formal education . We call a person educating students in a school or college as a teacher.If a person is engaged in imparting knowledge related to sports, we call him a Coach and we call a person who imparts spiritual knowledge as Guru and there are many more specific names for a teacher. Whatever the name is , the duty of a teacher is to impart knowledge to his pupils .

                          Going by my experience, there hasn’t been any drastic change in the mindset of the teachers I’ve been taught by in school and in college, but there are a noticeable few. I would like to put them in a serial order.

  • Student-Teacher relationship : A few decades back, the teachers were everything to the students in an educational institution . Teachers were a bit strict and there was a very healthy student teacher relationship.Now-a-days, teachers are being more friendly to the students and share a very good rapport with the students. This helps the students being very open to the teachers.
  • Accountability : Students should be made accountable to their performance in academics. In olden days, teachers guided the students and students were made accountable for their performance. But with the commercialization of education, teachers are taking the blame and are in a way becoming accountable to the students’ performance. This should change.The teacher should not be blamed for the student’s performance.
  • Way of dealing students : Teachers used to be very strict in in the past and each and every one of us have instances where we cursed the teacher for the punishment being given to us.So , teachers used to keep students on toes in the past.But, the present scenario is such that the teachers are made to stand on their toes by the students. The student community has become more rebellious in the recent past and in a away are very  demanding . This should change .
  • Problems teachers deal with :  In the past, student and teacher relationship was strictly confined to academics. But the present day students share a lot of things with the teachers and sometimes resort to the teachers for help in some matters of personal concern.So, the present day teachers  also counsel the students in many a away.

                           At the end of the day, we all need to remember one thing . A doctor saves the lives of people, an engineer helps in making good designs , a police ensures security of the people, but a teacher is one who makes the child become the above and moulds the thinking of the child, a pupil rather .There is no truth in saying that we did not have bad teachers. Pardon me, there are no bad teachers, there are only bad experiences with teachers. Even if a teacher has treated you badly, at least we got to learn something that this is not the way of treating the students. There is a saying “Experience is a hard teacher because it gives the test first, then the lesson” . In case , we had a bad experience with a teacher, relate the same to the above quote.Well, teachers are normal humans who have their share of joys and sorrows. I think its the education system that makes the teachers go haywire sometimes, not all though.  There are some teachers who become our role models. Let us be one among our role models.I may sound idealistic and monotonous, but this is what I feel .  I thank blog-a-ton for giving me the opportunity to express my views on Teachers – Now and Then and I really got nostalgic about my school and college days.

The fellow Blog-a-Tonics who took part in this Blog-a-Ton are Vipul, Rajalakshmi, Dhiman, Ranee[1], [2], [3] , Avada, Indian Pundit, Sojo, Aneet, Pramathesh, Aativas, Sid, Pra, Ajinkya, Lakshmi, Govind, Shilpa, Bharathi, Shankar, Mytuppence, Azad, Pawan, Pankaja, Guria, Shruti, Vishnu,Nasrajan and Richa. Click on their respective names to read their posts on Teachers : Aaj Kal. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.