Handicapped teacher overcomes student insults to become loved teacher

Handicapped teacher overcomes student insults to become loved teacher

- A physically-challenged mathematics teacher, Michael Thompson, has revealed the poor reception he received from his students the first time he met them

- The teacher said they continued mocking him for a long time until he came up with a way to use the situation to his advantage

- Michael took to teaching with a big smile on his face

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A hardworking mathematics teacher, Michael Thompson, has explained how he was first received by his students when he walked into their class.

Michael, a physically-challenged man, said that his student never liked him as they mocked him because he uses crutches.

He added that when he heard them say, “How can this guy with crutches be our mathematics teacher”, it hurt him so badly.

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Briefly.co.za learned that the mockery continued as he was made fun of whenever he struggled to write the date at the top end of the blackboard because of his height.

His students nicknamed him Mr Crutches. He then decided to change his perspective and control his emotions since he could not change them.

Read his tweets below:

Michael said he started smiling whenever they joked about his physical appearance. He added that as time went on, they did not only love him but fell in love with mathematics as a subject as well.

He advised people to always use their energy for the right things and not waste it on situations they cannot control.

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Michael shared a video in which he educated Nigerians on how to make students understand mathematics.

As seen in the clip, he makes the subject more fun by using household items as instructional materials.

He created songs using formulas as lyrics. In the video, the excited students sang one of the songs cheerfully.

Despite the fact that he uses crutches, Michael's energy in the classroom is enviable. He was commended for making mathematics look easy and helping students understand the subject.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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