Education Gallery Teacher’s Day: Six teachers from popular books who we wish were real Teachers' Day: Here are some fictional teachers who inspire us from within the pages of books. Everyone has a favourite teachers whom we compare to our favourite fictional heroes. Here are some teachers from popular books who inspire not only the main characters, but also the readers: Jennifer Honey- Among the the teachers in childrens' classics in Miss Honey, a gentle, kind teacher in Roald Dahl's Matilda. She was empathetic towards the children who suffered under the scary headmistress Agatha Trunchbull. She even tried to teach her students a higher level curriculum in secret. She modelled herself as the adult that misfortuned and special students like Matilda could depend on. Read | Teachers Day: Why do we celebrate it on September 5? Remus Lupin- Among all the professors at Hogwarts in JK Rowling's Harry Potter series, it is Lupin who brings about the most attention in class. Unlike other professors of the Dark Art before and after him, he actually manages to teach the curriculum in a fun and interesting manner. Outside of the classroom, he is also a brave warrior and a father-figure to Potter. Read | Teachers Day: Why do we celebrate it on September 5? Miss Temple- In the dreary world of Jane Eyre (a novel by Charlotte Bronte), Miss Temple cuts across the dull and almost-unlivable condisions at Lowood School as a strong, intelligent woman who knows how to handle tough situations. To Jane and her closest friend, Helen Burns, Miss Temple is the dependable adult figure who mentors them and makes the gloomy days brighter by engaging them in interesting conversations. Read | Teachers Day: Why do we celebrate it on September 5? Murial Stacy- In Anne of the Green Gables by LM Montgomery, "Miss Stacy" appeared as a new teacher who replaced the "boring and crude Mr Teddy Philips" at a local school in a small town called Avonlea. Although her teaching methods are seen as unconvensional, she is beloved by the students and makes sure to push them to achieve their best. Read | Teachers Day: Why do we celebrate it on September 5? Bill- A ninth-grade English teacher in Stephen Chbosky's novel 'Perks of Being a Wallflower', Bill is one of the most popular teachers among the students. He recognises that the main character, Charlie, has a passion for reading and writing. The teacher then assigns the boy books and asks him to write articles on them. These assignments help the quiet, sensitive wallflower student to navigate his way through high school and difficult situations in real life. Read | Teachers Day: Why do we celebrate it on September 5? Chiron- Like most characters in the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riodan, Chiron is a character based on the greek myths. A centaur and the director of Camp Half-Blood, this character is a Dumbledore-like of the demigod camp and is a mentor and protector to Percy Jackson and many of his friends in the fight against the darker forces. Read | Teachers Day: Why do we celebrate it on September 5?