High school life would never be complete without our teachers. After all, aside our class and school mates, they form the bigger parts of our memories. These teachers portrayed diverse attitudes; the good, the bad and the ugly. Interestingly, all these came together to make us who we are today. Now let us have a look at the kind of teachers and some attitudes they portrayed.
- THE STRICT DISCIPLINARIAN
These teachers had the “spare-the-rod-and-spoil-the-child” attitude. They’ll never let you go with every little offence you commit. Even when no one, except them, saw you committing such offences, the whole school was likely to have knowledge of it.
- THE ‘FUNNY’ FRENCH TEACHER
It is absolutely surprising why most French teachers act so funny. Their accent, way of doing things in class seemed so different from all the other teachers in the school. I guess you’re now recalling your French teacher’s attitude back in school. I bet school wouldn’t have been better without these ‘Monsieur’s’ and ‘Mademoiselles’.
- THE MOST FASHIONABLE ONES
I’m very sure every school had or still has that one teacher who’s abreast of modern trends of fashion. The ‘dress-to-kill’ teachers would gallantly dress even on casual days and to trivial events. At the mention of fashionable teachers, can you remember that female teacher who would wear that expensive and nice dress with matching heels and beautifully fixed nails? You laughed. I know.
- THAT ANNOYING HOUSE MISTRESS
These women would find fault even if on days that you believed yourself to be very perfect. They were quick to identify students with bushy hair, long finger nails, short uniforms, dirty dormitories, unkept bedsheets, but to mention a few. Tell us one thing that the most annoying house mistress in your school does that makes her look so annoyingly annoying.
- THE “WOMANISING” MALE TEACHER
You’re wowed? Certainly not! I’m sure. They are so flirty. Even when caning, they would seductively stare at the butts of female students. Is it a lie? NO! they would play around with thick girls and pick unnecessary favorites. Hmmm.
- THE TEACHER WHOSE CANES NO ONE COULD RESIST
No matter how tough you are, even if you don’t cry after they have lashed you, you can never forget the pain and how they ever made you feel.
- THE BORING TEACHER
You’re likely to meet heads down in the class when these teachers are teaching, and you can’t imagine that these very boring teachers are so confident of themselves that they don’t realize how boring they sound in class.
- THE ONE TEACHER THAT ALL THE STUDENTS LOVED
That one tutor, loved by all and sundry. These teachers actually understand almost every move that students make. They are so free to be around and may only send a word of caution upon committing an offence. They, in fact, show us that they’ve been students before. As for the rest of the teachers…hmm
- THE TOO-KNOWING ENGLISH TEACHERS
Almost every English teacher behaves like they sit at the table with the Queen of England. They seem to understand every word in the dictionary, detect errors in every article or piece of writing and behave like that they have a special place in heaven as far as English is concerned.
- THE TEACHERS WHO HAD PROBLEMS WITH PRONOUNCING ‘L’ AND ‘R’
I can’t even laugh enough when this particular issue crosses my mind. By hook or crook, every high school once had or still has that teacher who always mispronounces words just because they have a problem with their pronunciation of “L” and “R”. can you recall such teachers saying words like ‘praydeck’ instead of playdeck, ‘terevision’ instead of television, ‘grory’ instead of glory, but to mention few.
- THAT TO TEACHER WHO HAD THE BEST TRAINING THAN US
When these teachers start comparing themselves to us, you can’t even recognize the kind of world they came from. They always had the best and hardest home training than us, they attended better schools and studied harder than us, they have had numerous life experiences that our generation has never experienced and a whole lot of drama.
- THE PREACHERS
At a point, we even forget we’re in a classroom setting all because one teacher decides to turn the lesson into a preaching certain. The ‘spiritus’ teachers never made our high school days boring.