is more difficult than teaching in a college.' she said. Yup, she is a school teacher. Who 'tested' me today as I gave my first 'demonstration class' in a school, where I may join as an English teacher ( :) ), if I pass the test.
And, she was right. Teaching in a school, one has to go down to their level. I thought being a mother has prepared me, but a classroom is different.
I taught the poem, 'The road not taken,' by Robert Frost. And went hoarse trying to explain to them again and again that the road less traveled is not a geographical location, but a path, a method, a career.
To begin with, city kids these days know not what a 'wood' means. They don't know what a 'grassy road that wants wear' is, cos they have never stepped on one. So sad.
When I asked them to name a different career, they couldn't go beyond Doctor, Engineer, Journalist, Air-hostess. One boy wanted to be an Astronaut. Why are all of them going away from the earth?
And yet, and yet and yet. Why am I feeling so happy? Because twenty kids were raising their hands saying 'Miss! Miss!'?
'Are you going to be our new teacher, Miss?'
Although I have no idea, I gave them a homework: Write a four line poem.
'Our own poem, Miss?'
'Yes, darling. Your very own, fresh poem.'
'So do I pass the test? Do I get the job?' I asked the senior Miss.
'Well, I could tell that you enjoyed yourself. We shall call you on Monday to let you know.' She said, with a sweet sweet smile.
Those of you who want more posts about teaching in a school, pray for me do.
As for me, I know whatever is best will happen. Inshaallaah.