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This time the topic deals with teachers of yesteryear and teachers of today. I am not sure about the teachers of yesteryear. How they teach?are they good or bad? etc..etc… But the fact is let it be yesteryear or let it be today… There are teachers who are really good,who treats teaching as a service to the society and on the other side there are also some teachers who merely work for money.They treat teaching as another profession and teach for the sake of earning money.
So in this post I will share about the different types of teachers I have seen so far in my life.
Teachers: I first would like to discuss how many teachers can teach,assist or help in mastering the various concepts of the studies. Let it be ABCD that we study in LKG or the complex engineering and medicine concepts. How many teachers can really teach in a way so that every student in their class can understand? How many teachers can honestly clear the doubts of students in their class?
From my personal experience I can hardly say 5 or 6 teachers have done that so far. A teacher should take a class in such a way that each and every student of his class should be eager to listen to the concepts. Especially the students who talks or sleeps during class.The teaching should be very lively and interesting. But most of the teachers today are not able to control the class. They remain as a mere complainers that students are always sleeping in my class.. Some say “the students never listen to my lectures. They are keep on chatting during the lecture hours.” But they never think about why the students or not listening and they cannot understand the fact that they cannot convey the message properly to the students. And as a result of that the students lose interest in their class.
I see those teachers as mere losers. They cannot teach properly and beg the students by asking “atleast give respect to our age.” My college lecturers are hardly four to five years elder to us. Most of them have just completed their ME. They joined as a lecturer as they didnt get any good job. They don't know how to take a lecture. How to make it interesting.. And they don't even try to improve and remain mere complainers.
On the other hand there is one experienced teacher. No teacher comes to our class for the second time. They teach for one semester and never turn back the next semester. They say we are such bad students.
But two experienced and good staffs took class for us for continuously 3 to 4 semesters. I can call them here the yesteryear teachers. Their ages would have crossed 70 and their experience in the field of teaching is more than my own age. Both the staffs liked our class very much. We don't chat or give any trouble to these two staffs as they keep us tightly packed with various good and lively concepts. Their way of explaining things have been so good and Only those two staffs can control our class with the power of teaching. Even the worst student in our class remains silent and listen to whatever those staffs say and teach. They often say “I don't understand this. Your class and you guys really good during my session and its weird when other teachers complain about your class as ungoverned and worst class.
So I feel, If a student fails in a subject its not the failure of the student.Its rather the failure of the staff who took that subject.
I think this is a very rare case. And this wont happen everywhere(I think so..). I was in my second year of college. I am Electrical student. I had one beautiful friend who did her computer science engineering.She was a close friend of mine. Many boys were crazy after her,I don't know why. And many proposed to her,gave letters etc..etc.. But is it wrong? Giving a love letter during collage days is not such a bad thing.
But it was very weird when one of the lecturers of my college ran behind her for over a month and ended up giving a love letter. That too his wife works in same college too. How weird it is. The girl cried a lot and she never came to college for over a month until that lecturer was suspended from college. This really is very bad. How a teacher can give a love letter to her own student? That too if he is a bachelor,then atleast we can consider. He is married and still needs another girl.
Do we have to respect such kind of teachers? Is this what a teacher does?
According to me I give respect to a person according to his/her deeds and not based on his/her age. I completely hate such kind of teachers.
What should a invigilator do? Take care of the hall during examination and should protect students from involving in mal-practice. What today teachers do??(especially male staffs)
Usually during our exams, We wait for the right time to copy.lol… not me. I wait for the time to show answers to others.I accept I will copy during my internal tests, But not during universities.Do you know when the right time is?
Its when a male staff is invigilator and when a female staff crosses the examination hall. The staff immediately starts chatting with the female staff and that's the best time we get to copy . Both the staffs will be very intimate and involved while speaking to each other, as if they are talking about inventing a new type of machine. And the male staff would often turn to class and starts creating scene by shouting “If I see anyone copying,i dare say you will be suspended from college. I think you know very well that I am very strict”. He just creates scene and wants to impress the fellow female staffs.
Are they qualified to be called as teachers?
This does not mean teachers kills students.. They directly or indirectly responsible for spoiling the life’s of various students.And this happens more often in our mother country.
- 17 year old girl in her XII standard died in school due to severe asthma attack.
- One boy drowned in swimming pool and died. Incompetency of the coach and lack of good coach is suspected as primary reason.
- A 10 year old girl died in school due to severe punishment.This took place somewhere near Kolkata.
There are lots of such similar incidents happening in our day to day life. The primary reason is that teachers don't do teaching as a service.But they only do it as a profession. Teachers work only for money and income. That's their primary goal. They never consider child's safety and future.
So far everything was like against the teachers. So do I have a grudge against today's teachers? No way. I wouldn't have got so much success and marks without teachers. Each and every teacher in my department helped me and I vow them a lot. I was affected Jaundice last year and I was not able to attend college for four months. I missed all classes and never did any lab sessions. I thought I cannot write the exam that semester due to lack of attendance. So as a matter of fact I thought I would get 9 backlogs(as i had 9 papers at that sem).I was really worried about my condition. But my HOD called me to college and personally advised me to start studying while I was at me home. He encouraged me a lot and said “I know you don't listen to classes and you can write exams without attending.I will take care of your attendance and with your past records, all the teachers agreed to help you with attendance.So its high time for you to start preparing for exams.Don't let me down and keep up my name.”
All the teachers helped me with the attendance and they allowed me to write the exam. And luckily I cleared all papers those sem and my HOD was really happy to hear that.
MATHA PITHA GURU DEIVAM…Do they deserve a position ahead of god?
As I said before Some teachers value teaching while most of them don't. Most of the teachers consider teaching as only a profession and only very few does it as a service.
I think yesteryear teachers must have considered teaching as a service and very few considered it as profession. So they deserve the position ahead of god.
But Considering Today’s teachers… Most of them value it as profession and very few as service. So do they still deserve a position ahead of god?
My Best Teacher:
I end up this post by telling this world about my favourite and best teacher. According to me EXPERIENCE is the best teacher. None can teach us as good as what Experience does and none can make such an impact in our heart so that we don't forget the lessons teach by experience for rest of our lives.
Ofcourse there are lots of books which can teach us how to survive in this competitive world but only experience teaches the value of life and how to cherish it.
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