First time when I was asked to explain something at the blackboardThis narration pertains to the time when I was in class XI and was studying in a Girl's Intermediate College. Myself and a few other girls in the class were considered better in studies and many times we answered correctly to the teacher's queries and got a 'good' for it. Our Geography teacher was very nice and believed in interactive teaching. During the class she would ask questions to the students and whoever answered correctly got her 'well done' exclamations. One day she was teaching about clouds and rains and asked how the clouds are formed. Some of us raised our hands but she asked who could explain it at the blackboard. Some of us dropped their hands quickly but I was engrossed in something and could not attend what she said. Seeing my hand still raised she asked me to come to the blackboard and explain how clouds are formed. I never stood near the blackboard before and was not sure about how I would be performing there. Anyway it was too late to refuse to the teacher and with great apprehension I went there to explain. As I turned to the class I saw all eyes on me and most of the faces having a smile on their faces. The teacher also was smiling. I totally forget what I have to explain and was almost in a statue position till teacher asked me to start. This was my first such experience and did not know what to do. Meanwhile some girl's started to laugh and feeling nervous I ran back to my seat and tears came in my eyes. The teacher was so considerate that she came to me and consoled me much and told that I knew the answer well but because of nervousness I could not speak. This type of thing happens with many of us when we face our audience for the first time.
This is my entry for the theme based month end TOW contest 'Blackboard'.