Registered On: December 25, 2013
The teaching comparison is a sound one.
For all the years I taught – it was odd. Of course I enjoyed the high achievers who were born naturals but I always got far more out of those who were not very academic but achieved success by desire and effort.
I think of one pupil who had precious little about him and who was heading for nowhere – fast – as the GCSEs were approaching.
I enlisted his family to give him support and I worked very hard to see him through to a ‘C’ grade in my subject. To my delight – and astonishment, he ended up with 7 passes in total.
He went to college and then to two universities, in his chosen career, he is a fellow with two Masters degrees and skills to die for.
The worst to teach were those who had the ability but just couldn’t be arsed. If there is one thing that gets me down it’s people who waste their talents.