I remember very well…I was in my 3rd standard. Very shy and timid, I’ll refuse to open my mouth to answer any question.
And being an average student, at that time, I preferred to sit in the last row of the class.
And then our Primary School In-charge came to the class one day to announce that we are getting a new Class Teacher.
I sulked much further. Now, what will this new teacher ask me ???? 🙄 Will she embarrass me in the class by asking questions which I can’t answer….so many thoughts went through my mind on that fine day, when we were expecting our new teacher to make an entrance.
Then walked in Janaki teacher along with our Primary School In-charge. But, the moment I saw her, I liked her so much.
She was quite tall and lean and had a lovely smile for the whole class. 🙂
She was patient even with the mischievous boys of our class. 😆
As days went by, my admiration grew for her.
Then came the first term exams and I fared quite badly – I remember very well – I got the 35th rank in a class of 50. Shame on me. I was totally lost and embarrassed at myself. I stopped talking to my friends.
Janaki teacher was noticing all these and asked me to stay back after the school hours, one day.
She just talked to me, assured me that I am an intelligent girl but not spending enough time with studies. I was looking at her in awe and respect – for one simple reason that she called and talked to me alone.
That talk changed me and my attitude towards studies. I performed well in the next term to come in the first 10 ranks of my class. There has been no looking back after that incident of poor performance.
I’ve done well and all the credit goes to my Janaki teacher.
She is the one person, whom I remember with fondness even today and I give her full credit for bringing out this personality of mine, out for everybody to appreciate.
Not a day goes by, when I dont think about her.
Janaki teacher is my favourite teacher. 🙂