I think this is a very common issue among us students. We fail and we blame the teachers.
Question is, is it really the teacher's fault?
From my personal view, i would say it's not entirely the teacher's fault, but 80% , the blame is on the teacher.
I was in the government school for 13 years. (Primary one until upper six) and i honestly havent met more than five dedicated teachers. I don't know about you guys, or maybe i was unlucky. Most of the teachers teach because they are paid to, and couldn't be bothered to mix around with the students.
I do believe there's a few types of teachers that we should put the blame on. 1st they are teachers who teach because they "just want to do their duty". They do not care whether you are paying attention or not , or whether we get good grades. All they care is "they did their duty". this are the type of teachers who basically do not even know we progressed or not. I used to have this teacher who write a whole board of notes but do not bother whether we copy or not.
Second, the teacher that do not respect students. I hate teachers who took for granted their students. I think respect is a vice versa thing , regardless your age. If teachers want us to respect them , they should respect us too. In my opinion, teachers who scold their students stupid is very rude. Teachers should know that by scolding their students stupid, indirectly , they are pulling the student's spirit to study down. It makes them feel very low about themself. Not only that, teacher's should also know how to respect student's privacy by not touching on any sensitive issues. For instance, our parents. Teachers always teach us about manners. Shouldn't they talk to us in a mannered way as well? I do believe when we hate the teacher , or when we are at low spirit , we tend to hate the subject . Therefore we wont study for it and Fail!
Third is the lazy teacher. I guess this is the most common one. this is the type of teacher who goes in the class , say a few words and assign you to do some work , or say "do your own work". Then they'll keep pesturing you to hand it up, but when you hand it up , you will only get it back after a few months when you totally forget there is such assignment, or even worse, you do not get it back at all. Therefore you wont know your mistakes . Instead you keep repeating the same mistake again during exam.
Fourth , the teacher who looks down on students. Like i told you all in my previous post, i was in arts for form 6. I have this MUET teacher who keep looking down on our english and say that we will definitely get lousy results in our MUET. She do not even teach us , and even if she do, she sounded like she 's just wasting her time and as though as teaching us makes no meaning.We did less than 3 essays in a year! Hey , even if we suck, she's suppose to teach us! True enough , most of my classmates scored only Band 3, But , i was smart enough not to rely on her. I got myself a band 5 instead.
Fifth, the teacher who has mood swings. 5 minutes of cheers, 5 minutes of madness. Get what i mean? Or those teachers who bring personal problems to class. I had always remembered a teacher who canned me till my hand was blue-black just for not doing her homework. And the entire class got canned as well , coz no one actually did her work. Not because i was in a weak class, infact i was in one of the best class. But it was because she wasnt in a good mood that day and she wanted to release her anger. She's always like that! Seriously , teachers are so much older than us , and they are mature enough to know they should be profesional in their work and never let emotions control them!
Last but not least, the teachers who not fair. They have their own "pet" and they pay more attention to the particular one. There should not be any "un-fairness" in the class , and teachers should treat every students the same. Wont it be unfair for those who are unlucky , and the teacher doesn't like them , and they fail? Just because the teacher "CHOSE" not to like them.Teacher's duty is to mould us be it they like it or not. Be professional , teachers!!
Of course, NOT all teachers are like that. There are some teachers that really do their duty wholeheartedly. I do believe if there is more dedicated teachers around, the quality of the malaysian education system will totally boost up. Like now , it seems like a lot of tuition centres is earnig big money . Is is because the teachers in school are not good enough? How about those who cant afford tuition?
I do know that , we are the ones who decides. Teachers are just there to give guidance. If we get lousy teachers , we should be mature enough to find our own way. At the end of the day, we are the one facing exam , and getting that piece of "paper". But , if we are at the point where teachers do not help at all , what are the use of teachers?
Disclaimer : This are just my point of view. And i am not blaming all the teachers . Cheers!
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