Wow!

One whole year of teaching completed successfully and by the look of things that happened on the last day of school, I think I did a pretty decent job. To top it all, I haven’t had a single day off. Granted I got enough holidays during half terms and term breaks but even when I was sick with cold, flu, acute sinus and other such common ailments, I managed to go and teach. I didn’t feel like sitting at home and nursing myself back to health.

I loved going to work and enjoyed all the chaos and confusions and the frustrations that came along with it. Some kids made it worth the while and that is all that mattered. I wasn’t there to change the life of those kids, neither was I there to ensure that they are well equipped to take over the ever-digitizing world, all I wanted to ensure was they know the myths and the facts of the world of computer science and make the decisions for themselves.

Given the range of “Thank You” cards (and loads of chocolate), I have received I guess I did make a teeny tiny impact šŸ˜‰ My trick of playing some annoying subject related rap-songs (especially in Maths) might have something to do with it too šŸ˜€ It felt so good to hear from those leaving the school to pursue their education elsewhere that they were going to miss my lessons and miss arguing with me about the various technologies. Even though I wasn’t there to witness it, I was told that some of those kids thanked me during their graduation ceremony. It was so sweet of them. In return, I learnt the “floss dance” and did it along with them on the last day šŸ˜‰

All in all, it was a very well spent and very satisfying year. I hope this continues for as long as I am teaching and I plan on teaching for a long time.Ā thankyouteacher.jpg

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6 comments

  1. Sue · July 16

    i enjoyed reading this because i know just how this feels. These are the moments and memories that make it all worthwhile (and the part i miss most now that I am retired). Congratulations on your accomplishment. It’s obvious that these students are lucky to have you as their teacher.

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    • KG · July 16

      Thanks, Sue ā˜ŗ I hope to cherish these moments and hopefully will have more on the way. I hope that retirement is doing you good and you are keeping well.

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  2. Ashwini · July 16

    That is so wonderful! Congrats to you for finishing a successful year!

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    • KG · July 17

      Thank you šŸ™‚ Let’s see what is in store for the second.

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  3. Anita · July 17

    Awesome! Congratulations on a great year, and hope you have continued success and fun in the future too. šŸ™‚

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    • KG · July 17

      Thanks, dear ā˜ŗ And good luck to those kids too šŸ˜

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