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Thursday, 1 November 2012

The Quasi-Static Fact In Almost Every Indian School

Favoritism is practiced in all spheres of life, especially in schools; and our school was no exception. She was a new student who, apparently had no idea that it she would have to face it there again!(It is human nature to expect everything to be good if they change places like schools, colleges and localities)
She had never got below 80 till then in English... She was all broken after she got 56/100 in English in her first unit test in a new school. She was crying and was cursing herself. She was very hurt because she was an English Honors aspirant and that was a big blow to her. She started losing self-confidence; thought she was did not have potential in her. After her half-yearly examination marks, she was on the verge of going into depression(Nowadays, it is a "Do or Die" situation for students in whatever their interest lies). A friend brought her to me and asked her to share everything with me; as I was a good listener and, she will be better off she shares her woes with someone. She was my junior and was in good terms with me. She told me everything- from how she felt, how broken she was to how her teacher reacted if she asked for more marks.

I told her that it was a very common thing in every school. I added my experience (even I had to struggle for marks) to make her feel better. She cried a lot and listened to me... She realized that she is good in her favorite subject; just that she should not get disheartened by such irrelevant things as school examination marks. She told her parents whatever I explained. Thankfully, they understood and supported her fully. The support of parents in such cases is of extreme importance; because, if they blame their child for getting poor marks, it is very hard on the child and the child might slip into depression.

A message to all teachers out there:

Your students see you as the best. They love you! Take care not to hurt their feelings knowing it is inhumane to do so.
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