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Book Genres as School Teachers.

Hey everyone! Welcome or welcome back to my blog!

So, I was actually working on another post (which, ironically, hasn’t been posted yet, but bonus points to anyone who guesses what the post is), and I came up with this idea! I think it’ll be pretty fun to compare book genres to school teachers.

This post also is sort of in the theme of me completing school. Like my boards are going to start, and I can believe in less than two months, I’ll be moving on to the next and what I hope, amazing, chapter of my life that’s college, and while I am excited for it, I am also very sad, because that’ll officially mean that I’ve grown up. While I won’t have officially turned 18, I might start living on my own and/or maybe even get a small job! I honestly am excited for those changes, but at the same time, I am very nervous and sad :(. Anyway, moving on.

All of us have had certain types of teachers in school, and I thought it’d be fun to try and classify (if that’s the right word), them into book genres!

Note: My very forgetful brain picked genres from here, so as to not miss out on any.

  1. The English teacher- Classics
    Raise your hand if your English teacher has ever said a sentence you didn’t quite understand. This happened with me when my English teacher was teaching us Merchant of Venice. Multiple sentences were spoken, multiple sentences went un-understood.
    Similarly, for classics, more often than not, complex language is used. While I understand them now, I remember reading Jane Eyre in seventh grade, I think, and I didn’t understand half the book. So, um, yeah.
  2. The Physical Education Teacher- Comics
    What was one school period we all looked forward to irrespective of the fact that we liked it or not? Sports or Physical Education. Honestly, in my school, people who enjoyed playing, they’d play, the other people would literally just talk and stuff. The entire school had a 45 minutes Sports period first thing in the morning, so it was a chance for us to gossip as well as play if we wanted to. So, yes, it was the comic relief of the day!
  3. The Mystery Woman- Mystery
    Okay, so that one teacher who somehow kept their personal life exceptionally perfectly separate from their private one? That teacher who we didn’t know was married or had kids, or was single or whatever? I call them the mystery genre. They could be part of a secret cult for all we knew.
  4. The Oldie- Historical Fiction
    Have you noticed, there’s this one teacher who’s been in the school since forever and you wonder how they’re still alive? That’s historical fiction peeps.
  5. The Realist- Non-fiction
    The one teacher who doesn’t have a filter for their words, and while they say the truth, they often end up hurting students’ feelings? They’re non-fiction, because like non-fiction, they speak the truth, and like non-fiction, they might end up hurting your feelings, while simultaneously enlightening you.
  6. The Science Nerd- Sci-fi
    Keep in mind, I was picturing Scott Clarke while writing this.
    That one teacher who loves Science, and that’s why teaches it, and not just because they couldn’t find a job any place else? That one teacher who’ll pick up the phone at midnight and answer your doubt? That one teacher who, dare I say, is a little cuckoo? That’s Sci-fi, for you folks.
  7. The Principal- Horror
    “Everybody quiet! The principal’s taking rounds!” These were the words that were shouted by some random kid in my class every other day, and they were enough to shut every kid in the class. Our school’s principal was scary. Hence, she was horror-inducing.
  8. The Substitutes- Short Stories
    Those substitutes who teach for a week and then disappear are like short stories which take fifteen minutes to read, haha!
  9. The Talkative Ones- Autobiographies
    Okay, I don’t know about other countries, but for some reason, in most Indian schools, a female Hindi teacher shares A LOT about her personal life. And it is amazing, since we end up not studying for half the class *Studious people will say that it’s not amazing in the long term. Boo you people.* And I don’t know why, but most of the time, it is the Hindi teacher. What’s more, their kid is also usually in the same school, so you know the kid too. You see where the similarity lies, right?
  10. The Out-of-the-world teacher- Fantasy
    The reason why I picked this teacher is because sometimes they teach a subject so well, you can’t help but fall in love with it. Their teaching is pretty fantastical, if I may say so.
    I wanna share a personal anecdote here. We had Chemistry for the first time in 7th grade, like as a separate subject, and not a part of Science. And I loathed it, because I could never score well, and didn’t understand half of it. Then, in 8th grade, our class had an amazing teacher, who explained things so well, I literally fell in love with the subject. We had a terrible teacher in 9th grade too, but my love for Chemistry was so strong by then, that it didn’t waiver. Ah, I love good teachers.
  11. The Chef- Cookbooks
    There’s one teacher who always brings very yummy food and shares it with all the students. There was this one teacher I had, who brought a dish, and students from other batches came and ate it, when she brought it.
    Since the food the teacher makes is so tasty, I hath termed her as a cookbook.
  12. The Philosopher- Self-Help Books
    Okay, that one teacher who gives advice even when we don’t need it? They’re self-help books. Self-help books are amazing, okay? But sometimes you don’t realise that they’re self-help and you end up reading them, and you’re like, why did I read this? *totally not me speaking from the experience of reading The Alchemist when I was 7 and didn’t have anything else to read*
  13. The Complain-box- True Crime
    Because when you rat a kid out when they told you something in confidence is a true crime.
  14. The Orators- Essays
    The one teacher who drones on and on and on and on and on until half the class is asleep- they’re essays. I mean, not a lot of people enjoy essays, and I am one of them, so like, yeah, this one’s a personal choice, haha.
  15. The Biased/The Favourite Teacher- Your Favourite Genre
    All teachers like some kids more than others, and any teacher who says that they love all their students equally are lying. We meet so many people in our life, and subconsciously, we as humans, wish to like all of them equally. But we don’t. If you’ve a friend circle, you probably don’t even like all the people in there equally. So, how are teachers supposed to love all their students equally?
    Taking the other option, all of us have that one favourite teacher too, right?
    For me, this favourite genre is YA Contemporary.

And that’s the post for today! Obviously, not all categories of teachers were covered, but this post sure did bring back a lot of school memories! I loved writing it, and I hope you enjoyed reading it! Let me know in the comments your favourite genre, and what sort of teacher you associate with it!


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  1. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    Although I must now admit that I was that one kid who did not look forward to P.E. lessons, at least if they didn’t involve swimming ๐Ÿ˜… Almost every other subject was so much better and less exhausting and humiliating! ๐Ÿ˜

    And omg, the talkative ones ๐Ÿคฃ Even though he wasn’t female, one of my French teachers was exactly like that and by the end of the year, I think I knew more about his private life than that of my friend’s, even. What is up with these language teachers in thinking they have to overshare everything? ๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. I mean, you can catch up on gossip of the other sections then, so it was something we all looked forward to, sort of, haha!

      I know right! Like it’s fun and frustrating at the same time, somehow?

      Thanks for reading and all the laughing emojis Naemi!

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  2. This was such a fun post!! So creative and perfectly matched. You have a gift. I had an extremely talkative teacher too… I got the whole life story and even gossip about teachers’ who’d left the school. It was great and the joy of not having to study for parts of the lesson (especially as it was a two-hour lesson)! Love this post!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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    Amazing post, Riddhi, all of these are so relatable, I just couldn’t stop laughing๐Ÿ˜‚

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  4. Principal as horror๐Ÿ˜‚ so true!! And I’ve to read Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, which is a classic and I don’t understand half of the stuff I read.
    I loved this post! These were so relatable

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