I choose “teachers” to start with, because a classmate of mine is a teacher. She was in the CCTV news this week as a “spicy teacher” because her great personality and the way she gets along with her student.
One of my classmates from the university becomes very famous recently. Her name is Deng Rui. A 24 years old lovely girl who works in a primary school in Chengdu at the moment. She becomes really hot because her great sense of humor in teaching.
Chinese people values teacher a lot. In tradition point of view, study is a very serious issue. Teachers should be erudites and strict, and students should never challenge the teacher.
Well, it has been changing as China has been absorbing western culture since the “Reforming and Open-up policy” has been carried on in 1978. The easy and facetious western culture has rocked the old stiff Chinese world. My generation, the people who were born in 1980’s, was growing up in the new colorful world.
We got to know that teachers are not always right. We’d love to challenge the authority in studying times. We were famous for beyond the control, and we even have been considered as the lost generation by the educationist..
Apparently, we bring the “new world” to the class when we grew up and become a teacher ourselves.
Deng Rui represents the typical characteristic of this generation.
She would sing to the student that “you’re still in my eyes”, when he was afraid to look at her in the eye because he has been found that he was stealthily doing something in the class.
When the student makes a lot of mistakes in the homework, she will tell him that he is not match with his “NIKE” shirt—NIKE’s logo is a “√”. “I will buy you a “Xecp” shirt, whose logo is a “×”, if most your answers are wrong..
When there are students talking in class, she will make a miserable face and tell them:” How can you be so cold-hearted to left me teach the lesson alone? You made my heart broken into pieces.”
Children love her because they feel like she is a real person in their life, but not just some kind of saint who never makes mistakes, or tell jokes.. And she will never give students any kind of corporal punishment for their improper behavior.
I am proud of her. Not because the fame she has got, but what she has been doing is something. The girl who were challange the teacher in school now is teacher who is challenge the traditional education method.
Wish her good luck in the future.