A "good" teacher is a "STRICT" teacher

@davaome (1828)
Philippines
December 15, 2011 3:25pm CST
I have experience very strict professors, and teachers back in my school days and I would like to say most of the time, the strict professors always pushed us to our limits and during his/her classes we would give our utmost attention and even study in advance just to satisfy his/her standards of teaching. It made me very stressed everytime that I would think about their subjects. but after I graduated, I noticed there way of teaching has not only been about their subject matter, but also in letting us work hard, and I should say it was very effective in teaching me to work hard, and always do my best. So have you had a "good" teacher lately?
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@Lhenni (1246)
• Philippines
16 Dec 11
My stand in that is... it may be good at some point and in some students... but not all will have a good effect to those concerns. What if a person has a weak personality, he/she may come out in a very negative effect. Not all people has the same attitudes towards teaching style of their teacher. Like you, I don't mind to have a strict teacher as long as there's soft and mild teacher to make a balance. I had a strict prof way back and she made us do our things well done in a very meticulous and perfectionist way and i find it a motivation ... to do my best! But how about to others?! I just hope that all... students and teachers will have a consideration and understanding that can help each one of them for more effective learning and teaching ahead!
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@davaome (1828)
• Philippines
16 Dec 11
Yes I believe there should be a balance, people misconceive that strict teachers are bad teachers, but not all of them are like that :) And, also I guess it does not really apply to everyone specially to those who have a very low self esteem, but if it had a positive effect it will help the student to grow but then if it didn't help the improvement of the student then that would certainly be a problem. Hopefully students will see strict teachers in a positive way like we do and not be sour about it :)
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@taomoney (649)
• Hong Kong
16 Dec 11
"weak personality" 100% agree! some people who are weak, they cannot be under strict teacher or they just will do nothing and pretend not interested to anything and do not do anything. those student may work 500% better if the teacher say something good to them. Well, to be a good teacher is really not easy!
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@himzey (1321)
• India
16 Dec 11
Well.. thats not the case every-time. A teacher who knows his disciple's ways of learning and understanding things can come up with many innovative techniques to help him handle the subject better, rather than being harsh and strictly abiding the old teaching standards. Strictness has been the best means of teaching as it helps to inculcate virtues like hard work, determination and besides, schools cant pay attention to each and every individual. But for some one who knows the path very well may find some means, other than traditional ones, to direct his/her students towards the goal. This type of innovative teaching not only help students achieve their target but also broadens their outlook towards different aspects of a simple looking concept. Awakening their conscience is much important than making them cram some not so important topic.
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@himzey (1321)
• India
16 Dec 11
Afterall every child is special... :)
@davaome (1828)
• Philippines
16 Dec 11
Very well said :) I agree that it doesn't really apply on every case and I understand that now, that people are different and they may see this kind of approach very good for them or otherwise. very nice response
@himzey (1321)
• India
16 Dec 11
Thanks davaome ! Glad you appreciated it. Its sometimes good to have different perspective of things. Old way is not always the best one. Thanks and enjoy lotting... :)
• United States
15 Dec 11
oh I agree that a good teacher is a strict teacher! My 5th grade teacher had previously been in the armed forces. She was loud as all get out and commanded your attention. She was the hardest teacher I ever had in my whole life. Of course, I don't remember EVERYTHING she taught me but I do remember all 50 states in alphabetical order, and the South American countries and their capitals. I use to be able to say all the presidents in order but hmm... guess I forgot that LOL
• Philippines
15 Dec 11
I never experienced that before, in my grade school. My teachers in grade school were not strict like your military teacher do, but they can get through their attention by calling once your name and just looking at you with fierce look. It seems they can get through my mind and able to control it, that is why I get consecutive academic honors before leaving grade school. I miss my grade school.
@davaome (1828)
• Philippines
16 Dec 11
So we have our fair share of teachers. This teaching method really let us work harder for us to just satisfy our teachers, good that it has provided you with positive influence. and I would like to say congratulations jennastewart, having a 10 reputation is no easy task, happy mylotting to you both
• United States
16 Dec 11
davaome! Thank you very much for the congrats! Truthfully I had not even noticed that I had a 10! But I'm super excited now that I know!! Happy Mylotting hun
• United States
16 Dec 11
I totally agree with you. My daughter had a very tough teacher last year. She was very passionate and went above and beyond with her students. Because of this they hated her class and called her mean. However, each one of her students passed the state tests. She was one of the only teachers in the school to achieve this! Now the kids realized what she did was a good thing. Pushing them to their limit might not make you popular but it will make your students learn.
@davaome (1828)
• Philippines
16 Dec 11
She has done a greet job on bringing her students to that level and being able to let everybody pass the state tests. congratulations to her. Its good that the students realized what was there teacher's goal, to let them learn. thank you for sharing zukichucha, happy mylotting
• United States
16 Dec 11
She did an excellent job! I can't wait till my younger daughter is old enough to go to her class. She is one of those teachers you remember for the rest of your life.
@davaome (1828)
• Philippines
19 Dec 11
Something to look forward too :)
@taomoney (649)
• Hong Kong
16 Dec 11
I like strict teacher more than those "nice" teacher. Yes, it may be under pressure during their lesson. However, it can help me to remain listen and follow their teaching way instead of day dreaming. For those nice teacher, it may be fun during lesson. But after the lesson, i find out that i learnt nothing... somehow wasted of time. I like hardworking and have reward from it :)
@davaome (1828)
• Philippines
16 Dec 11
It's good that strict teachers have influence you in a positive way :) We should learn from them instead of just complaining that they give us a hard time.
@taomoney (649)
• Hong Kong
16 Dec 11
It may due to i am old. The young generation seems will only complaint all the things that they are not happy with but not try to appreciate other's afford! :(
@davaome (1828)
• Philippines
16 Dec 11
some do complain, I complain as well but I don't really let it get to me. hopefully others will too
• Indonesia
16 Dec 11
I was ever taught by a hard teacher. She was my math teacher when I studied at Junior High School. Perhaps, my friends were clueless to hear what Junior High School looks like. In Indonesia, each children is obliged to continue their education to Junior High School after they had finished from the primary school, they are usually from the age of 12 to 15 years. In Junior High School, we learned Math, Sport, English Language and the like. The level of difficulty of each is medium. My math was known very discipline, she was a very smart teacher. She dictated each class with the same way and method as well. She treated all her student the same, there was no smart or stupid one for her. All student are same in her eyes. She was not ever hesitate to shout out aloud or hit her student if we didn't do our homework. There was no way forgiving for a student who missed her subject or class as well. The class turned to be a chaotic place if you were not well prepared for her subject. I was used to get beaten if I didn't memorize the rules that she taught us the last day. She never broke her promise, she was always on time in detecting what something wrong has happened in the class. Overall, she was a good teacher and she was ranked no 2 the smartest teacher for Math for the entire district in our place. I salute to her.
@davaome (1828)
• Philippines
16 Dec 11
if I knew her I would salute her as well. It's good that you were under her so that you can experience what it feels like to be in that kind of environment. I would say that you have a good learning environment with your teacher around. happy myLotting
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• Indonesia
16 Dec 11
Yeah you will. She was small in shape but huge in brain. She was quite smart. She was the smartest teacher I have ever known and met in my whole life. I was so proud of her. She could count all parts of Math very quickly and beautifully. I never stop hailing her.
• India
20 Dec 11
It is a true fact that strict teachers are really the good ones. I have gone through many teachers in my life and the strict ones were appreciated by me in my heart.
@davaome (1828)
• Philippines
20 Dec 11
Good that it has a positive affect on you. :) happy myLotting
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
19 Dec 11
I do agree that yes, some (not all) strict teachers can be good teachers. They may be strict because they want their students to learn and not slack off and maybe some students would take it in the wrong way. Like just thinking that the teacher was being mean or just giving way too much homework. I've had a teacher like this who was strict, it did me no good then because I didn't do so well in the class. Now I think to myself because of that strict teacher, I know the things that I know now. Now I say, that not all strict teachers are good because, some of them have their favorites and some of them are strict to those they don't like. I've had a teacher like this as well, and it was horrible being in their class.
@davaome (1828)
• Philippines
19 Dec 11
Thank you for sharing, I also realize that it doesn't really apply to all people. It really depends on the person :) happy myLotting
• Philippines
16 Dec 11
The best teachers need not necessarily be strict but they need to be able to discipline the students and at the same time motivate them to do their tasks. Some students prefer strict teachers because they are motivated by fear. However, there are also students who are more motivated if they can approach the teacher for help without fear of being reprimanded.
@davaome (1828)
• Philippines
19 Dec 11
Thank you for your response. I think so too that it doesn't apply to all, it may work for some and it may not work for others :)
16 Dec 11
The role of a teacher in this case, I assume, is to educate and to help students do well in their studies. In that case, I would feel that strict teachers tend to get the job done better as the environment which they create in the classroom would not allow for any folly or any tardiness, which in turn would create a much more focused student. With that being said however, the student would be stressed out easily, and this can be detrimental to the students well being if the teacher continues to be overly strict. Nonetheless, if we look at a good teacher, then yes, most "good" teachers are generally "stricter". Personally, I did have strict teachers which really drove me to my limits with the amount of assignments, but that has instead increased my capacity to do work, so yes, i did have good teachers.
@davaome (1828)
• Philippines
16 Dec 11
It is difficult to accept many tasks/assignments if you are not used to doing it, but by training in doing many tasks/assignments regularly, It increases your work capabilities and by the next time you are faced with such, you would feel that it will be just a piece of cake
• United States
16 Dec 11
I don't believe that. I think that a good instructor is an influential instructor, someone who can really motivate the students to learn and work. There is a difference between being strict and giving the students real motivation. I have had all kinds of teachers and professors, and the truly good ones are the ones that can motivate their students. Some of the really good teachers and professors I have had knew how to get their students going by using what was around in their daily lives.
@davaome (1828)
• Philippines
16 Dec 11
I believe that strict teachers give motivation but in a way that it is not visible, in a form of positive reinforcement. it is good to hear views from people who disagree, thank you for your response.
@fantabulus (4005)
• India
16 Dec 11
No in my opinion this is not true good is always is strict. But yes if our teacher is strict then we feel ohhhh how danger teacher but not understand they want to good life for us.
@davaome (1828)
• Philippines
16 Dec 11
I guess it doesn't really apply to everyone on how they perceive a strict teacher, but I know it time you will thank them :) happy myLotting
@kicysmile (213)
• China
16 Dec 11
hi davaome, i think a good teacher ia a strict teacher to be right in some aspects.for example,learning to drive a car.my train is very strict with me.so i passed it,but not the whole.
@davaome (1828)
• Philippines
16 Dec 11
yes not all the time that strict teachers are really beneficiary to a person
@rusale (648)
• Philippines
16 Dec 11
You are right with that. But the teacher I really considered as a good teacher is the teacher who had help me make change the wrong things in my life. She had given us many interesting and encouraging advice. She made me turn into a good student and a good person. It's a nice discussion.
@davaome (1828)
• Philippines
16 Dec 11
That's nice, you changed you for the better. it will always be good to have someone there to lead you the right path. :)
@squallming (1776)
• Malaysia
16 Dec 11
Well, it depends how strict your professor is, and whether he or she was being reasonable. I'm currently studying languages and communication for my degree. One of my communication lecturer is very unreasonable and strict at the same time. Imagine he asked us to present an international conflict negotiation issue and only gave us, a whole group 10 minutes to present everything. Any second exceeding would results in minus 10 marks. God, presentation has always been longer than 10 minutes or even 20 minutes if we would like to elaborate the idea and points, images and videos etc. The more the information, the better. But he is doing such unprofessional yet selfish decision because that he is running short of time. He is totally the opposite of "good" teacher.
@davaome (1828)
• Philippines
16 Dec 11
He really puts pressure on you and I can see that, 10 minutes for a presentation is difficult to accomplish and I would say that it is really unreasonable, but just imagine, what if you did? wouldn't it be an achievement? wouldn't you be happy that you were trained for difficult times? Life doesn't always go as plan and being used to working under pressure is something that will help you in real life situations. If in your life that something like this happens wouldn't you want to be prepared for it? Teachers have different ways on how to educate us but, they have one common goal, it is to prepare us for our future. Just think of every challenge you face now, is a preparation which you will encounter in the future. I have some teachers that they believe, you learn more in your failures rather than in your success.
• Philippines
16 Dec 11
I don't believe that a good teacher is a strict teacher. It is an old fashioned way or old method of strategy in teaching. Now a days in modern society, children are not afraid anymore to their strict teacher. Programs has changed and schools developed and designed new strategies for teaching as well as curriculum that fits in today's students.
@davaome (1828)
• Philippines
16 Dec 11
still those strategies and curriculum require strict teachers to do those tasks if I am not mistaken. Students may not be afraid of strict teachers, but because of strict teachers they learn to fight for what they think is right, and challenging them puts them on the spot where pressure from the teacher lets them learn more from their experience. it maybe old fashion but it still fits in today's students to prepare themselves for life's pressure.
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
16 Dec 11
It's the same thing I noticed when I was still studying. Those that are strict and serious types are the ones that could motivate us to do good and study the subject, especially those that speaks with authority.
@davaome (1828)
• Philippines
16 Dec 11
These kind of teachers really gives us pressure so that in some situations in life we will know how to handle them. It is good to be trained under pressure because in life their are alot of people giving us pressure
• India
16 Dec 11
You are right my friend. Good teacher is always a strict teacher. This is because they like make us grow and want to be strict in certain activities. This is surely help the students to grow in their life.
@davaome (1828)
• Philippines
16 Dec 11
they let us prepare for situations where we are stressed by people around us, they really let us grow in a way. happy mylotting to you
@Almateea (53)
• Romania
16 Dec 11
The best teachers I had were not the strict ones, but the ones that won our respect. We worked harder just because we respect those people too much not to do so. We wanted them to appreciate us and we did our best in order not to let them down. No strict teacher could ever achieve that.
@davaome (1828)
• Philippines
16 Dec 11
I like also this kind of teaching method but I have noticed if you have not experienced a strict teacher in your life, you will have very little chance of surviving people who have a very strict personality, the world is not filled with all good people, some people will really push you and stomp you to the ground and hopefully you will appreciate strict teachers the same way you appreciate teachers that win your heart happy mylotting to you
@campos22 (47)
• United States
15 Dec 11
Strict teachers are very good for a lot of people and may not be so good for some. We all learn differently. You bring a horse to the water but you cannot force it to drink. Finding a way to make your students passionate about what they're learning will help them motivate themselves to learn. Teachers implement different tactics to evoke passion from their students. Finding a way to make the student hungry to learn is key. It may be strict for some or some teachers may find a way to make the learning fun and have the students actively participate in the learning. There is a technique called guided discovery which many teachers of elementary age students implement. I find this technique very valuable.
@davaome (1828)
• Philippines
16 Dec 11
I guess it does not really apply to all the strict teaching methods of teachers, very nice to have a response of others views. have a nice day and welcome to myLot :)