Shocking facts that the students didn’t know about their teachers. This is a revelation and I know I should not tell this in public because it is some kind of a secret and could be disputing professional ethics.
Students are so delighted whenever there are cancellation of classes or long holiday. Little they know of, that teachers are happier for such. These are paid days. So if the classes are called off, that’s entirely Nirvana for the teachers because they can rest and still be paid at the same time.
Well a teacher here told me, “Zero is easy to grade”. So true, if a student did not submit the requirement, he/she thought she got away with it. Little this person knows, well, no submission, nothing to rate, nothing to score. Zero.. or for me, get the minimum score. Remember there are reasons why students are given some tasks to accomplish by themselves, it is about learning and independence.
NO ANSWERS in the Tests/ Quizzes/Exams
NO ANSWERS? then simple X mark. Some students are so lazy to answer. Teachers love giving essays because this is the portion where students’ ideas are explored or drawn out. The essay test item is the “WHY?” answers in other words, this is the “analysis assessment of learning”. This is uusuallythe chance for the students to think and explained their personal points of view. Most students don’t answer this portion simply because they don’t like writing. Oh well good for the teachers… no answer, then nothing to read, nothing to consider (whispers to you especially with the students’ awful handwriting and terrible grammar.) and no headache.
NO ATTENDANCE or ABSENTEEISM
Fantastic. Imagine, a student doesn’t exist in the class. Therefore absent students can’t submit requirements and no exams which means, they get Zero and nothing to check. so easy. oh by the way, teachers are still paid even if the students get zero or absent.
Teachers benefit from students’ laziness as a matter of fact. However, teachers also feel bad if students do such. This is the reason why most of the time students were given more requirements to make up for the loss scores. Most of the time if a child or young person falls into a heart breaker one, the teachers are to blame, saying, “Is this what you learned from school?” or… “is this what your teachers are teaching you?” Yeah, right blame it on the teachers.
True teachers aim to form students to be good and productive citizens of the future generation. True teachers teach not only the “lessons” academically but true values of life, true values of not just about human but being good human beings. Like parents they focus on every child’s needs and dreams, helping them to achieve it, and hoping that each will be successful in their future endeavor. However, unlike parents, they don’t have 1 or 2 child/ren in their care, but so many.
NO SUBMISSION of REQUIREMENTS
True that the easiest score to give is zero, however, it is heart breaking for the teachers if the students don’t submit the requirements. There is a feeling of regret for the fact that students miss another learning process.
NO ANSWER on Quizzes/Exams/Tests/Essays
Another true fact that teachers would find it easy not to read essays. It is quite difficult reading essays and rating them, in another words, students who don’t answer questions by leaving the items blank… or simply by not answering the questions in the essay is such a big minus to the teachers’ work. But, teachers are terribly affected by this, because students lose the chance of learning how to express themselves and so with how to defend their reasoning.
ABSENTEEISM or NO SHOW
Whether there are 45 students in the class or 1, teachers’ pay continuously at the same rate. Would teachers be glad on it? Dedicated teachers don’t feel glad losing a single student in a class. Some teachers do look for the missing sheep. Some teachers even go for house visitation to find out if the sheep I mean the student is OK or have problems or sick for instance.
Yes, it is fun. Who wouldn’t want extended holidays or weekend and a break from the chaotic classroom? why not? But the more often the cancellation of classes, the more it is becoming a problem to a dedicated teacher. How? Students will lose the chance of learning all the lessons therein in a certain period or term. and if there will be examinations or nationwide assessment to be held, students may not be able to answer some items. Why? For the reason that lessons were not taught.
October 5 is declared to be International Teachers’ Day, and this is my second article as a tribute to the all Teachers of the World.
To all teachers, THANKS FOR TAKING THIS CUP OF CHALLENGE, to hone the children become better citizens of the future generation.
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