Proper teaching methodology can make a student to remember a lesson life longMany teachers these days conduct their classes very officially and behaves as a strict teacher. Rather than being a strict teacher, one should be a good teacher to be in the minds of the students forever.
When I was in the fourth standard, that is to say in 1964, we had a lesson in science subject about insects. The teacher who took the class for us, Kothai Nayagi madam, took the class very interestingly. She explained the types of insects with pictures that were not there in the textbook. On that day, when explaining a leaf bug (Katydid, called Ilai Poochi in Tamil), she said that the insect itself is in a form similar to the leaf of crape jasmine. Further, she explained that when we see the plants or pluck flowers, we should be alert about the insect. After telling this she gave everybody a leaf of crape jasmine and after that, she showed the big picture of leaf insect and we were astonished to see that the insect is very similar to the leaf.
Whenever I pluck the jasmine flower and see the leaves, I remember my teacher's words. Today morning, when I was plucking flowers of crape jasmine in our garden, I saw a leaf insect and my thoughts took me back to 1964.
I expect a similar method of teaching from the present day teachers so that what they teach remains etched in the memory of students throughout their life.