Good or bad teacher

vickylass By vickylass, 4th Sep 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Letting cuts on education, a good teacher doesn't need many tools to work but her own technique to teach her bunch of children.

Good or bad teacher

It is true that on these days when governments are cutting down on education expenditure, primary and secondary teachers have it more difficult to teach, but this should be no excuse on their side to be good or bad teachers.
Teachers complain about having way too many pupils to cope with in one classroom, long hours, low salaries and lack of apropiate tools. This is true in many State controlled schools, but the truth is that in many ways they are still quite a privileged sector of the working population, having a stable job till retirement and more holidays during the year than anyone working somewhere else.
Good or bad teacher
Good provision of tools do help a teacher's job, but what does a teacher need to teach a bunch of children? Not much really.
1. A classroom.
2. A blackboard, chalk, a desk for herself and chairs and desks for the pupils and the rest should be her own technique to teach and imagination to develop her own activities to teach the children and keep them entertained during her hour.
Many teachers complain that there aren't enough computers in the schools where they work for all the children, but this is an accessory, because on these days almost every child has a computer at home or if he doesn't, there're many other places where there're computers for public use such as pubic libraries or cyber cafes. I'd love to see children doing something worthwhile when they go to the cyber cafe instead of wasting their time on games.
If it's important for children to know how to use a computer, it's even more important for them to know, understand and even to like other subjects such as history, literature, natural science, languages or geography and to know these they don't need a computer or a tablet. If it's natural science all what they need is to be taken out to the open countryside or to museums. If it's history or literature, all what they need is a teacher that tells them that public libraries exist for their use. All what they need is an inspiring teacher that gets them to enjoy literature and history, but the sad fact is that there're few children who like reading books and we're likely to see them with a tablet or a smart phone in their hands. Whose fault is it?

(C} Copyright. September 4th 2014.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
4th Sep 2014 (#)

Interesting, the teachers in BC are on strike in BC, Canada right now.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
4th Sep 2014 (#)

a most interesting page...thank you for writing as it is important...

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author avatar HacBao
5th Sep 2014 (#)

Teachers work pretty hard, we can not pour all over their mistakes

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author avatar vickylass
5th Sep 2014 (#)

I'm not pouring on them all the mistakes, of course, but in certain countries of Western Europe, they're quite a privileged sector of the working population. School failure as it's known for those children that fail in their subjects is enormous. Obviously, it's also parents' mistake, which in most cases won't pay attention to their children's education. They'll send them to school, expecting teachers to do everything. This as well as cuts on education, of course.

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