The community's perception about teachers.

Philippines
September 26, 2007 7:31am CST
Some of my teachers said that "The most inteligent child should be encouraged to enter the teaching profession." Are you agree with this statement?
5 responses
@Raymo23 (466)
• Uganda
27 Sep 07
I think he meant join the profession at college/university level. I dont think it needs much brains to teach elementary and high school.
• Philippines
1 Oct 07
Maybe, but for me, elementary teachers should be intelligent because they are the foundation of education of a child. Teachers of college should not be necessarily intelligent because college/university students can understand the lesson of their own not like elementary pupils. I'm sorry but I am agree with your statement that it doesn't needs much brains to teach elementary/highschool students. Thank you for your response.
• Philippines
1 Oct 07
ATTENTION: CORRECTION POH! For me, elementary teachers should be intellligent because they are the foundation of education of a child. Teachers of college/univertisity are not necessarily intelligent because students of this level can understand the lesson of their own not like elementary pupils. I'm sorry but I'm NOT agree with your statement that it doesn't need much brains to teach elementary/high school students.
@mkirby624 (1599)
• United States
14 Oct 07
Raymo, you insult teachers. You mean to tell me it doesn't take brains to teach elementary and high school? You are obviously not the brighest crayon in the box. Most college teachers have the same degrees as elementary and high school teachers, as primary and secondary educators are encouraged to get Master's degrees, and freshman and sophomore level college teachers usually only have a Master's Degree. And just because one has that degree or a higher one, doesn't make that person more intelligent. It simply makes them have different desires from those who do not have a graduate degree. I'm sure your comment was very insulting to all teachers, because it was to me.
• Philippines
27 Sep 07
I'm sorry I don't agree with that. I believe that teaching is a most noble profession, it doesn't take intelligence but rather, it takes a "calling" for someone to become a true teacher at heart. Even the most intelligent person might not be successful in this profession if he/she doesn't have the heart for it.
@mkirby624 (1599)
• United States
14 Oct 07
I disagree that teaching doesn't take intelligence. That's a pretty...unintelligent statement. But I do agree that it is a calling.
@mkirby624 (1599)
• United States
14 Oct 07
The most intelligent child should be encouraged to enter the profession of their choice.
• Philippines
4 Oct 07
I don't totally agree, the statement is a bit confusing. However, let me express some of my inputs as i understand it. Children should be encouraged according to thier talents and capabilities. Even if a person has 228 IQ level, he will not be an effective teacher if he doesn't have a heart for it, if he doesn't have a talent to do it, if he doesn't have a guts to make it. Intelligence, I believe has its types. Intelligence differs from person to person and so even multiple-intelligence isn't a measurement of encouraging a child to enter teaching profession, again if he doesn't have a talent of teaching. Intelligence alone cannot produce an effective teacher.
• New Zealand
27 Sep 07
I disagree with that statement. I think "The most intelligent child, and every other child, should do what they wish, and should strive to be able to enter and succeed in that profession" would be a better statement. ~Cellophane