5 Things Teachers Need From Students
Nov 18, 2011 Teaching 2343 Views
When we think about schooling, we often wonder exactly what it is that students require from their teacher. However, it is important to understand that teachers need a few things from their students too.
While there needs to be interest, fun and unique during the lessons, it's imperative that students have trust and choices from teachers. Here we will look at the five most important things that teachers need from students:
- Respect - It's not always a given that teachers receive respect from students, but it should be. With mutual respect between teacher and student, it is possible to have far more positive lessons. What happens is that teachers prepare lessons for students, under the premise that it will benefit them, respect leads to healthier lesson time.
- Commitment - A close second to respect is commitment, if teachers are giving an engaging or important lesson then the pupils should be committed and pay attention to what they are being taught. If a pupil commits to school as much as a teacher then they will fly through school.
- Trust - Students need to know that they can trust their teacher, but teachers need this just the same. Students should be able to open up to teachers and trust that their problems can be solved.
- Communication - This is a two-way street, as it is in all walks of life, but teachers can't help students if they don't know what the issues are. Although it is important for a teacher to be vigilant against a breakdown of communication between him/her and the class, it is crucial that the student communicates any problems that they have regarding the teaching.
- Interaction - In a similar mould to communication, it is imperative that teachers can get some interactivity from their students during lesson time. Ultimately, a teacher needs input so be sure to ask questions at all times and chip in with answers whenever you can.
The whole idea behind school is, as we know, to provide a good grounding for children. There are many ways that this can be achieved, and many things that need to happen in order for this to be a possibility.
These are five of the key things that teachers need from students to get the best out of their time at school. It can sometimes feel like an impossible task for the student who doesn't like school or the teacher who can't get the most out of students. What's the answer? Who knows, but these five bullets could be the start.