Stand in line! Tuck your shirt and say ‘Good morning teacher!’ Ring any bells?
Yup! Teachers! No matter which school or college you have been to, teachers around the world have common traits that bind them. From the super cool ones to the ‘cruelas’ we’ve all seen our share. Here are 8 types of teachers that you may encounter at some point during your student life.
The Gorgeous One
Sigh! This teacher is a complete heart-throb! Whether or not he/she teaches wonderfully, attendance in his/her class is always 100%. In fact, you’ll have other batches envy you and wanting to dump their lectures and attend the ones this teacher facilitates. All thanks to their charismatic persona and their ability to give you an ‘A’ for staring too long. Their age is immaterial. Extremely well dressed and highly graceful, this teacher will surely keep you star struck for years!
Main Hoon Na
Mr. /Ms. Attendance
This is one type who takes the rules a bit too seriously. Remember how half of the lecture was spent taking attendance by an unwilling assistant? This teacher always has the head count of your class and never forgets who was sitting where and with whom. Their classroom tests and assessment results are dependent on how many lectures you’ve signed up for. Don’t even think of a proxy because this type is born with an eagle eye!
The Rajdhani Express
Zip! Zap! Zoom! And the portion is over! You can now spend your time doing ‘vella giri’ right through class and stare aimlessly at the class fan. Before you even understand which page they were on, this teacher has already moved on. You’ll need complete focus and dedication if you want to catch anything this teacher presents. We recommend watching ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ for some mental pre-preps for their class.
The Super-Slow One Shot Turtle
Loading… Loading… Loading and stuck at 98%. The exact opposite of the Rajdhani Express, this teacher type is always behind schedule. They’ll enter class 20 minutes late and will teach at a pace that gives you enough time to create sculptures on your desk! They may be awesome but their discourse is nothing short of a lullaby. What’s more? Once they realize that it’s the last lecture, they’ll rush through 50% of the portion in a single class. That’s 2% of understanding for you.
The Technologically Challenged
You’ll always have this one teacher who comes up with questions like ‘Hey can you help me how to operate this laptop?’ ‘I have forgotten my password, what should I do?’ or say things like’ In our days, technology was simpler’. Ya right! This teacher just can’t gel with the new tech world. The tricky part though is to go through the dilemma of whether you should help them. You see, once you help them out, you’ll always be the ‘bakra’.
The Gentle Guru
Every time you see this teacher, you’ll have this feeling of meeting your old granny. Always addressing you as ‘mera baccha’, she may seem old enough to have already crossed her retirement age a decade ago. This teacher is [possibly] also the religious/ spiritual guru who keeps telling you how meditation and prayers are the solution to all your problems. Goes the granny way, you see.
You’ll love this teacher type for their entertaining classes which keep you glued to your seats. They know exactly how to find your pulse and hang on to it. Born with an epic sense of comic timing, this teacher will teach you a thing or two while you attend comedy nights!
You talk and you are punished. You don’t answer and you are still punished. Anything and everything that you do [including an attempt to clear a doubt] in their lecture only leads to you becoming an ‘outstanding’ student. Like it or not, this is one teacher you often imagine having devil horns, scaring the hell out of you.
Taare Zameen Par
Know of any more types of teachers? Can you relate this list to anyone you’ve met? Time to tag them we say!