With all my collected nerves; I make a request
Could you please swap homework with classwork?
As homework takes long and Mommy needs to explain
I hardly get time to play; my evenings are no fun!
If you don’t feel offended, can I appeal?
Please slowdown to breathe between the lessons
You are always rushing on a treadmill!
Copying from the textbooks make my fingers ache
So much of writing makes me really pale!
I wish learning could be a movie or maybe a game
No weights on my shoulders and no fear to fail!
(A student somewhere in India)
Reply from a Teacher
My dear Student,
Trust me my dear; I totally understand your plea
But I’m no more a teacher; I’m just an employee
I have targets to achieve and deadlines to meet!
Many hats to wear all through the day
Teaching in the classroom, just a slight part
How much I miss ‘teaching’ my conscious knows
Rushing through the lessons, is not my wish
Hope you understand my compulsion
I can’t oblige your request until mine received
(A teacher somewhere in India)
Hoping for a revolution in Indian education system….. hope it will serve ‘education’ soon.
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