05 September, 2017

A teacher can transform your life #HappyTeachersDay

Simple Indian Mom
During childhood, we usually trust and respect our parents and then our teachers than anyone else. Their teachings have more impact on our lives even at later stages. This quote beautifully explains what a good teacher does.

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I was shy, self-centered and narrow-minded in my childhood. There was one teacher, Mrs.Radhamani in my high school. She was our Telugu teacher. She was very strict and we were scared of not answering any question in her class. Once, she chose me for a red cross camp in Shimla and I was too scared to go for that camp and stay 15 days away from home. I never stayed away from home till that point but agreed because of my parents' encouragement. I knew her only as a strict teacher till I went to the camp, but my perspective about her completely changed when I returned. She was caring to all of the students, she loved us, she made us comfortable, encouraged us to participate in many events in the camp, she appreciated our every small effort, helped us to overcome our fears. I remembered giving a speech for the first time in my life before a bigger audience because of her encouragement. My Favourite teacher is no more but I believe, her blessings are with me.

Sometimes, we don't even know what we can achieve in our lives until our parents/ teachers/ friends encourage us to take the first step to overcome our fears. The first step to overcome our fears is very important, right? I could take that step and change myself because of my teacher. It sure changed my life for the better.

Do you have any such memories about your teacher? Please do share in comments.

Happy Teacher's day to all the great teachers. We are what we are now because of you.

Until next time,






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14 comments:

SHANAYA TALES said...

Oh that teacher for me would have to be my English Communications professor during my MBA.

She made us write our own eulogy and present it to the class, and the way she guided and handled the session is something I can never forget.

It's been over 10 years, and yet I remember that day, and that experience vividly, as if it happened yesterday.

Damyanti said...

Teachers lay the foundation stones of our lives and careers-- they deserve respect, and of course, tributes, like this one.

Vasantha Vivek said...

You are right, Ramya. I too being called as a strict professor yet amicable person. Always teachers have more respect and love in my life. Thanks !!!

blogsbyesha said...

Isn't it amazing how our teachers have taught us some incredible life lessons — that we can all reflect on today and say how fortunate we were? And we always take them for granted, don't we? I have summed up my memories of my favourite teachers as a special Gratitude post for today. Do drop by and read it here:https://blogsbyesha.wordpress.com/2017/09/05/gratitude-on-teachers-day/

Tina said...

Hi Ramya! What an honest and beautiful post. It takes a lot to admit your failings in public. I was blown away at Í was shy, self-centered and narrow minded in childhood´. It takes a lot of courage to look at one´s failings with an objective perspective and even more so, admitting it so publicly. I loved the honesty all through out the post. You laid out your vulnerabilities and failings in a natural way. I agree when you say, it takes a parent, teacher or well wisher to overcome your fears and show you how wrong you were about your limitations. Ah! The endless possibilties for teachers....I absolutely loved this one. Will keep coming back for more. Keep writing. I invite you to take a look at my blogpsots at https://thetinaedit.com/. Love and God Bless

shalini said...

For me a memorable teacher has been my Interiors teacher at the college who was very progressive and encouraged all of us to achieve to our potential. Once I got upset with her for awarding almost the same marks on a home work assignment to me and another girl whose paper was really not that great. She very patiently explained to me that the other girl had done her best - she doesnt have it in her to do any better than this and has reached here after a lot of practice. Whereas in my case, she was sure I hadnt put my heart into it as my best is much better than this.
I was stunned by her and after this never ever again questioned her on this but made it upto myself to work harder on all my assignments - upto her level of expectations!!

tulika singh said...

We know so little of our teachers, isn't it? Most of them have completely different personalities outside the classroom. You were lucky to have gotten to know yours.

Menaka Bharathi said...

How true, some people can never be replaced and occupy a small special place in our hearts for ever. teachers are such people who never can be forgotten

Anamika Agnihotri said...

Memories of those teachers who were a little more than just teaching the subjects and setting exam papers are the sweetest memories. I have deep respects for my Sanskrit teacher from 10th Std. There were many others too and I remember most of them.

Monika Davessar said...

Reading your post , I m reminded of my theatre teacher who directed a play for our youth festival performance . I learnt a lot from him .

Minakshi said...

Words of encouragement plays a big role in our any success story. You never know whose words encourages you and change your view point. It's great that your Tamil teacher was that one person who change your perspective from whome you feard in your class.

Minakshi said...

I heartily respect the teachers of any nation. It's the best profession specially for women. My favourite teacher was my science teacher of 10th class. She was not only a great and passionate teacher but also a great soul.she always helped her students in every problem. Happy Teacher's Day to all lovely teachers

keerthi vydyula said...

Your post reminded me of my telugu teacher when i was in 6th standard. I used to excel in all subjects except telugu and the punishments used to scare me a lot. My dad even changed me to different school because of that! Now after reading this post i feel like even my teacher might not have been so strict like she seemed...

Aesha Shah said...

I was a very shy person. When I started college, I changed completely. I owe this to my friends at college. They motivated me to let go of my inhibitions. So they were my teachers.

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