‘Pull-learning’

When I saw Mr. Basu for the first time in my Literature class, my instant reaction was, “who appointed him as a teacher?” You see, it’s about the way he sheepishly found his way to his desk; tired and uninterested in the charms of the youth there. I was confirmed that the next one hour is going to be pallid. So, I started doing my favorite thing; writing my name in different fonts and sizes. I paid only an impulsive attention to him. Yes, he did make sense but I guess I was really put-off by his slouched and underprivileged presentation by now. I remember it was the 3rd or the 4th class that I realized that he, in fact, is enlightening!

In my second job as a teacher, I went through a train-the-teacher program. The concepts that instantly made me nostalgic:

  1. Enter the class like a lion would. Believe that you own the territory. They made everybody practice this over and over!
  2. Have an expression of chic confidence. Captivate them with your elegance.
  3. Greet them the way you are welcomed at a five star hotel.
  4. If meeting for the first time, design an engaging platform for introductions.
  5. Introduce the objective(s) of the session so plainly that the results are easily envisioned.

Mr. Basu is still one of my most favorite teachers.