First-year students at Med School were receiving their first anatomy class with a real dead human body. They all gathered around the surgery table with the body covered with a white sheet. The professor started the class by telling them,
“In medicine, it is necessary to have two important qualities as a doctor. The first is that you not be disgusted by anything involving the human body.” For an example, the Professor pulled back the sheet, stuck his finger in the butt of the corpse, withdrew it and sucked his finger.
“Go ahead and do the same thing” he told his students. The students freaked out, hesitated for several minutes, but eventually took turns sticking a finger in the butt of the dead body and sucking on it. When everyone had finished, the Professor looked at them and told them,
“The second most important quality is observation. I stuck in my middle finger and sucked on my index finger. Now learn to pay attention to even minutely important things around you.”
Haha! what a practical and extensively simple way to teach such an important point. It has been rightly said, “Teaching is very easy profession, provided you know how to teach.”
Starting a new day of a brand new week, with a learning tale, which has a moral but teaches with a twist.
Have a great day ahead…!