Thursday, 21 May 2009

Teacher Man

I hate this book. This teacher is not standing in child's standpoint. He thinks only how he stands dominant in his class. I found many times such as “I couldn’t think of anything to say”. He didn’t help any students and made them lonely. I became irate and I did not want to read.

However, ACTIVITIES demands me to check a detailed action of each student, and it makes me to raise more irritation. Therefore, I read this book rough, and the answer of ACTIVITIES might be much wrong. My father and the elder brother are teachers at the high school.
Therefore, I might not to be able to permit such a teacher too far.

41. Write about your favorite teacher at school or college. Why will you always remember him/her?

My most favorite teacher is a teacher at the fourth grade in the elementary school. He is a fresh teacher only after he graduated from university at that March. The students had a sense of closeness in him, and came to love because he was cool and very young compared with other teachers. We played basketball when it was not PE lesson because he was defeated at our demand.

Unfortunately, I had to change my school at the next year, because my father was a teacher and he transferred other school. I couldn’t do anything though I loved that class. I didn’t know his news at all. I couldn’t contact with any friends of elementary school, because I changed my school twice afterwards.

Several years later, he appeared in the newspaper. The bee attacked the student of his class when going to the class trip, and the teacher was also taken to the hospital. I could catch his school by this newspaper, and, I wrote a letter to him, about my history after changing school, I got married, I had children, or more.

The reply came from him at once. It was written that he was very pleased the letter and he looked back on it with nostalgia. He told everyone of the class about me, and pasted the letter on the class board. We send the New Year's card each other even now.

2 comments:

jim said...

Reiko,

That's really cool that the teacher bothered to get back in touch with you. I changed school even more times than you (about a dozen times I think) and obviously had a lot of teachers.

The best teacher I ever had was Father Charles, a priest. He was very impatient, smoked roll-up cigarettes and took great black and white photographs. He taught maths and must have been good because I passed the tests a year early - and I was rubbish at maths.

The real thing Fr. Charles was good at was coaching rugby. He was in charge of our school's 1st XV and made my brother into a first class number 9. Never knew what became of Fr. Charles, but his impact was huge on both my brother and I.

jim

Masao.K said...

Reiko-san,

I didn't dislike him the trencher man, because he couldn't help but behave cool, because I think teacher's job is really hard, especially those kind of public school in New York. I have a friend who is a junior secondary school teacher. I sometimes hear from him that there are a lot of problems, although it depends on school, and it really makes him tired. I didn't experience real disturbed school, but if I were a teacher of such kind of school, I would protect myself.

Masao.K