How Do the Students View Me?

Do they see me as this?

taken from stemequitypipeline.org

A teacher that students are motivated to work with.
A teacher that inspires & brings them to new heights.
A teacher who works very hard into every night to plan lessons
that are engaging & a joy for students to follow.
A teacher who constantly wants to improve.


Or this?

taken from nilpixel.com

A walking meat on a stick.
One of the only 8 men in the big school.
Single, strong, charming, tall, young, broad chested, good features & commanding presence.
An object of feminine fantasy.


I opened up my eyes today to find, with great chagrin, that the student do check me out...
I felt like a man living in a jungle ruled by exotic Amazon women.
I get looked at like an exhibit in a museum...
Did they see me as a piece of art?
Or as a pole dancer in a strip bar?

What do the students think of me?
This is a question I still can't answer.
But one thing's for sure...
They think that I'm something worth looking at again and again and again...

I used to play ignorant to the obvious things that students would do as I came walking by.
I would protect my state of mind by staring at the sky, the walls, my fingers, my paper, my shoes & etc.
Doing so to avoid catching the less-than-innocent gazes of these adolescent girls.

Today, curiosity had the better of me...
I wanted to see if the girls were truly checking me out...
And boy...
What a discovery I have made!

But how do they think of me?
I guess different students will think of me in a different way...
I stimulate different people in different ways...
But I can be sure that there is a definite curious interest in me & my colleagues.

Thinking about it...
I shouldn't let how they think of me influence my effectiveness in the classroom.
I must be just like any other good teacher even when there are small groups of girls walking past my classroom window every 5 mins or so...

Who told you teaching is an easy job?!!
Being a teacher is NOT easy!

Comments

  1. boy! it's getting 'hot' in here *sweat sweat*...raging and wild hormones and all...*big big grin*

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  2. It's a Malaysian thing to stare at people/ get stared. I know it's annoying but you'll get used to it :)

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  3. I understand how you feel. I taught High School last year and and being petite is no help... Hahaha... Well I got through it by just being a professional. They may giggle and gossip for awhile but it will diminish with time as long as you don't feed into their curiosity. :)

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  4. PohLin:
    hahaha~~
    hmm.. I wonder why?

    Phil:
    I guess it's a human thing...
    Girls like to look at men & vice versa!
    =)

    Jane:
    Thanks for the advice!
    Hope I dont unintentionally feed their curiosity...

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  5. Anonymous17/7/08 20:12

    I just want to laugh! It is just so funny!! You really should not be a teacher..LOL.

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  6. haha. being one of the rare genders in an all-girl school is -- hard :p

    i'm sure you will be a good testimony and role model for these girls :)

    keep it up!

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  7. hehe~~
    I sure do hope so too!
    =D

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  8. Hey Kam,
    Good to read of the challenges and acheivements you've discovered of teaching. Sounds like you're doing a superb job. Keep it up and keep living it right. :)
    Can't believe it has only been a year since I last saw you in Wellington. Life has moved on! Dunners is still going great.

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  9. Hi, Sarah!
    Thanks for the encouragement...
    But which Sarah is this?

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