This year I have been blessed , if you might say , with a range of exceedingly different educators chosen to hand down their wealth of knowledge to the painfully bored-out-of-their-mind human being before them, known as:me . It occurred to me , while they all might have the same job , that being to put me to sleep or pull all my hair out , they all endeavour to go about doing it in so many different , yet equally annoying ways ( I will avoid mentioning names as I do not wish to be sued someday, these are just generalised views)
THE HORMONAL MESS
Also known as the constant complainer. When will teachers understand that we don’t necessarily care about their personal lives , unless we want to waste time in class. So teachers I know your life is hard having to stand up and impart wisdom all day but we really don’t need you rehash your financial or home problems , save it for your shrink.
THE NAIVE , TOO NICE FOR HER OWN GOOD
Okay , so there comes a type in every students life where you get a new teacher , so young and fresh out of college ,so much so , that taking advantage of her goodwill , is as easy as taking candy from a baby . Sure during those odd moments that I have a conscious , I feel bad for not doing my work , or slyly convincing my teacher that her job is pointless and we should all just bring cake and get fat , but then I remember all the other students hard at work and it gives me great joy to know I am not one of them.
THE KNOW IT ALL
I can’t be the only one who has a teacher who thinks they walk on water or know every facet of the human mind . We understand that you are older and therefore wiser and know more but honestly cut the act and just teach us what we need to know . If you were really better than us all why aren’t you a rocket scientist or something cool , instead you earn measly pay for teaching disinterested children.
THE MOTHERLY FIGURE
It’s always nice to have that one teacher who is like a second mother , she comforts you when you do badly on a test an reprimands you when you need it . They might not be the best at their job , but they sure as hell make you feel loved.
I think this type is my favourite , their minds are in so many different places at once , that the conversation could go anywhere , really and the best part : they forget that they gave you homework in the first place.
My theory with most teachers is that they came back to school to torture young minds as a form of revenge or an outlet for anger , but there really is always that one teacher who smiles when they know they can punish you . It is actually pretty sadistic to think about but I guess we should cut them some slack as they are deeply troubled human beings but then again screw that DIE DIE DIE
COOL AND FUNNY
This year I have two cool and funny teachers , one male and one female and I am trying my best to play matchmaker . This type is oh so rare like that strange blood type . A teacher who teaches well , let’s you voice your opinion , makes you laugh and the best part let’s you throw parties ever so often. Cherish this type while you have them.
Those are just a few of the types I have come across this year , but if you have anymore feel free to tell me all about it in the comments
Also this is what teachers would look like in a perfect world:
10 responses to “The different types of teachers”
I’ve been reading a few of your posts. You’re good! 😀
Wow thank you 🙂 it means a lot . Are you a fellow south African?
Nah… Indian. I was wondering if you were Indian in fact.
Are you a Nerdfighter among other things?
I saw the TFiOS cake (I envy you) but do you watch the Vlogbrothers?
yes yes I am a south African Muslim indian to be exact. I am a nerdfighter , the cake was amazing I would have virtually sent you a piece , the vlog brothers are awesome
You don’t say!
Any posts you wrote about them? I’d like to read.
P. S. Are you on Ning?
nope haven’t yet ventured to immortalise them in my words but I will at some stage and you will come to see it . What is this ning you speak off? do explain
It is the nerdy social networking site of Nerdfighters which has quite a lot of awesome stuff going on as you can imagine.
You should join. 😀
I most certainly will
Let me know when you do! We could become friends then 🙂
Oh, I LOOOOOVVEEE your pix for ultimate teachers! Awesome. I pick you to be on the hiring board!