Honestly, I did not expect any gifts from my students on this day.

Well, to me, the irony is that any teacher that “expects” to receive something in return for their hard work probably isn’t deserving of any.

Not to mention tutors, where we are sometimes treated more like an “employee” rather than a teacher.

I often tell my students that the best gift they can give is improving their learning attitude. When the attitude is right, more often than not, the results will come thereafter. And results is an internal KPI that I use to assess my performance.

But I would be lying if I say it makes no difference to my feelings whether I receive a physical gift or not, especially when the gift is a thoughtful one. Well, I am human afterall.

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A few days ago, I received a tub of Haagen Daz icecream from one of …