My kid’s first journal writing in Singapore. I’d a smile reading it untill I read his teacher’s comments & my first thoughts was: What on earth?
He’s Russian. He just came to Singapore a few months ago. It was his 2nd day at school. & he said he feels great to be here. Is his teacher’s only concern about spelling of the school name? Why did he not encourage the fact that at least the boy was glad being classsmates with a bunch of strangers AND in his English class?!
As RB’s Mom doesn’t speak English & his Dad busy with work, I felt obliged to make sure his teachers pay enough attention on him…
Me “I think I want to see your English teacher.”
Me “Look at your journal! He’s not even marking it. He’s TICKING it! Does he even teach in class? Does he make you understand in class?”
RB “Ohh.. You don’t have to see him. This.. too many wrong. He no mark because it is year two thousand ten. Class people don’t do corrections so he tick only.”
What is the role of a Teacher?
Schools are one of the first places where kid’s behavior and future educational success is shape. Teachers are carriers of either positive or negative behavior toward students. The reason why the first years of school are so critical is because kids learn the base of their educational life. I believe that teachers must love their career in order for them to pass enthusiasm, to assists, and to provide a warm environment to the students. In my opinion teachers are the second mothers for the students because students spend a lot of time with their teachers. At the same time. I believe a real teacher becomes through many years of training and experiences in the field. The same way, mothers are not born being great mothers but as their experiences with their kids expands they become experts on the field. We know that mothers look the best for their kids and one of their goals is to raise their kids so they can become professionals and pioneers for the society. Some of the mother’s role toward kids is to give them care, love, respect, lead, instruct and to try to form a safe and pleasant environment at their homes. Are these attitudes of the mothers toward their kids related to what the role of the teacher should be with the students in the classroom? If not, what should be the role of the teachers then?
Taken from http://www.csun.edu/~meq75037/paper1.html