What Our Kids Say About Their Teachers!!
- Kaajal Ahuja
- Working Women
- 09 Sep 2016
Those of us who remember Bill Cosby's show "Kids Say the Darndest Things!" will understand what this blog is ALL ABOUT!
As we’re sailing through the JFH EduDrive 2016 all of this month at JobsForHer, here’s a little listicle that we put together of the tiny and innocent voices we were lucky to hear from, for women the world over to read, laugh at and be touched by!
Through mums who knew mums, we asked many a child to share with us that ‘one funny thing’ about any educator at school and this is what they came up with…
[May I just say that I’ve loved doing this one, during which I was in splits not just once, but every time I read and re-read the opinions of our junior Einsteins! So, get ready to be rocked 'n' rolled!]
4 year old Dev grimly avers, "There’s nothing funny about my teachers!"
10 year old Arihant : “My Hindi teacher cannot speak English properly!!’’
All of 7 years old, Vedha flexes her vocab with, “The ground SHUDDERS every time my Hindi teacher walks across class!!’’
12 year old Priya demonstrates wisdom beyond her years with, "My history teacher also taught us geography! She always rotated and revolved her head while teaching, thus proving the geographic history in our lives!"
7 year old Kaea tries hard to control her laughter every time her math teacher's voice escalates into another frequency when she screams at the class!
6 year old Preet finds it hilarious when their teachers forget which class they’ve entered and end up saying ‘’Good Morning Class 1 C’’ to Class 1 D!!
The young lasses had a lot to say about their Language teachers in particular.
10 year old Tia delivered her Hindi Teacher’s Bollywood-ishtyle broadcast, pitch-perfect, "Iss class mein ek hi sher hain, aur woh MAIN hoon!!” [Loud laughter at the JobsForHer office on this!]
7 year old Diya finds it ‘verrrrry funny’ when her Kannada teacher says, "Children, the test is from 'attala,'" instead of ‘a to l’!!
12 year old Shlok, on behalf of his mates says, "The geography teacher’s perfume is so funny that everyone wants to run away!’’
A similar observation was made by 8 year old Tanisha: "Whenever the English Teacher is reading a story, she exhibits a variety of faces; like, she expresses whatever she is reading!’’
7 year old Dhanvi is quite the artist. ‘’One of my teacher's wears very funnily-shaped bindis! Sometimes, I try to draw them too!’’
While some of our young lads had these riotous statements to make, a few others had INSTANCES to quote, and we wanted to share them with YOU too!
In dance class, 6 year old Deb and his mates were asked to imitate the dance teacher’s steps. So, when the teacher absent-mindedly scratched his beard and dusted off his shirt, the students did too, with great gusto!
11 year old Vaibhavee’s math teacher would only converse in Hindi with her students, until the school authorities told her that it was compulsory to speak in English within the school premises. After that admonishment, here’s what got the kids rolling in mirth, "Children, you are not allowed to talk in Hindi; pata hai naa?!’’
And, we’ve saved the best for last…
12 year old Yug’s math teacher has a habit of placing the words ‘’okay so’’ at the beginning, and sometimes in the middle, of every sentence. When she once caught two boys in class laughing and confronted them, they confessed it was because they were counting the number of times she'd been doing that that day!
Have you ever imagined that our kids were noticing all this?!
However, no matter what they SAY, children have always and will always look up to the second most important women (and men) in their lives - their EDUCATORS!
And, finishing a day ensconced in the joy that kids effortlessly spread, the pleasure you get from being around them is inexplicable.
If YOU want to be a part of such joy while wielding a huge influence in the lives of our youth, then there’s no better a time and place than HERE & NOW! JobsForHer is showcasing a mélange of roles in the prestigious field of education
with the JFH EduDrive 2016!
So what’s keeping you?
Break the Rule, Come Back to School!
About the Writer:
Kaajal Ahuja is a commerce graduate, who worked in the field of Customer Support first at HDFC Bank, and then at Dell International. During her 11-year career break, she spent four years volunteering as a Teacher at a government-run educational institution and also ran her own enterprise – ‘Hey Gorgeous’ – alongside, for 8 years. It was during her break that she discovered her love for writing, and is now back, working part-time as a Senior Content Writer at JobsForHer. She is married and is an upbeat mommy to a 13-year-old.