Imagination Can Save Your Future

I read sometime ago that the profession that uses the most imagination is a teacher. How true, but to make it more specific, you should ask 'Which teacher?"

Believe it or not, I use A LOT of imagination in my classes. For example, last week in the lab, teaching the properties of water.

"Can you tell me some of the properties of water?" and silence befell the entire room. This is the usual reaction when we teach the last classes. Too dumb or too lazy to answer. Always rile me up.
"Now imagine having a glass of water in your hand," I lifted a hand up, while holding my imaginary glass of fantasy water.
"RAISE YOUR GODDAMN HAND NOW AND PRETEND YOU HAVE A GLASS OF WATER OR I'LL GUT YOUR NEXT EXAM RESULTS!!!" a loud voice and a threat to their immediate future usually does the trick. All students now have that metaphoric glass in their hand.
"Now tell me, what can you SEE, SMELL and TOUCH from the water in your glass?" and I got answers at last.

See? Forced imagination is good for yer health!

(I can EASILY take a beaker and fill it with water from the nearest tap, but I didn't. I believe in the power of imagination. A good teacher must have incredible imagination to fill in those unique gaps inside every student's mind)  


Choco said...

:) Lol! You sound like a peach in your class! :p

But if teaching requires the most imagination, what about artists? creative writing? painting? jingle writing? yada yada? :D

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Choco; Those people don't have to work with PEOPLE! And you do realize working with people are the more harder task.
Anybody can fantasize castles in the clouds. Somebody is better at painting it. Or writing about it. Or making a jingle / song of it.
But it's up to us teachers to make the masses understand what's the philosophy about those durn impossible castles :)

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

'more harder....' damn! Redundancy. I mean just 'harder'.

Aizan Suhaira said...

mcm ni punya perangai pun ada.

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Aizan; Ada apa. People like us make life interesting for the boring buggers out there. :)

TechnoBabe said...

I believe in imagination too, and it is indeed healthy to use the imagination as much as possible. I thin it was what helped me get through my life.

brocasarea said...

its forced imagination.....but guess they wont forget wht u taught:)

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

TechnoBabe; Imagination also separates us from the rest of God's creatures. Glad it helps you through life :)

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

brocasarea; That's another of my intention :) They will never forget me till the day they die.

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