Do you think a good teacher could teach his/her own children successfully?

@zhouxi (1756)
China
October 15, 2009 1:17am CST
Usually people think a good teacher should not only to be a good taecher for his /her students but also to be a good teacher to their own children because of their teaching experience.Unfortunately i know a lot of good teachers .they are good teachers for their students,good teachers for other people's children,but they are not a good teacher to their own children.i don't know why.May be they don't have enough patients to their own children?can you explain it?
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@raj0019 (2625)
• Argentina
20 Oct 09
My mum was a primary school teacher and now i'm a college professor too. Never in my life i felt that my mum taught me anything wrong or could not satisfy my problems. She was favorite in her school and my favorite too. From the moment i became a teacher, i have come to know that students do not feel any responsibility towards their teachers but teachers do feel so. They always care about their well being. I do feel so, even though i'm only negligibly older than them. You can say its my professional responsibility or its my own feeling for them. I'm sure i can teach and grow up my kids in a best way and will remain their guide as long as i'm capable to serve. To grow up your own kids you got to have naturally gained knowledge. Books can not help.
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
20 Oct 09
we are similar.my parents are all teachers.i'm also a teacher in a university.i feel confident that i am a good teacher of my students.when my kids was in primary school, i think i could also be both his good teacher and good parent.but now ,it seemed not true.most of time he is at school to be his teacher's student not mine.he only sleeps and eats at home.
@raj0019 (2625)
• Argentina
21 Oct 09
I'm not married yet, obviously i don't have any experience to grow up children. Being a teacher, we know well that theory in the books and practical results are not always justify each other. I don't think i can suggest you what to do, but every teacher first job is to make their students listen and then make then learn. Finally, we can't do much about their final results. We can't solve their question paper :)
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
21 Oct 09
hehe, when you become a parent,you will know it's harder to be your own children's teacher than your ordinary students .
@reckon21 (3484)
• Philippines
28 Jun 10
There is a big possibility with that because if the teacher teach with passion for other peoples children then they will also do that to their children and maybe much better because it's their own flesh and blood. The sacrifices they had undergo just to teach other people's kids will be tripled with their own children. But then even do the teachers did their best with their child...there still no guarantee that they will be successful someday. Everything really depends on the child in their willingness to succeed one day. They must exert and effort or else the parents handwork wont paid of.
@zhouxi (1756)
• China
28 Jun 10
yes, you are right.some times my child can't understand why i'm so strick with him.
• India
24 Jun 10
Hello i have taught in colleges of my state for over 40 years, all my 3 kids, one daughter and two sons were my students for four years each.. Thanks for sharing. Welcome always. Cheers. Professor
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
25 Jun 10
you are really a good professor!i'm not !i cann't .
@qoo_rie (428)
• Indonesia
24 Jun 10
I don't think a good teacher can teach their own kids. Well basically because they have full authority to their child so, they can lost their patience and it's natural. Maybe some can handle it, but most of them can't.
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
25 Jun 10
yes,you are right.i'm the one who cann't teach my own child.
• United States
25 Oct 09
The patients thing may be true. I teach sunday school and my children are in my class and I am a little tuffer on them and I have little patients with my son in class if he acts up!
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
25 Oct 09
Yes,it's difficult to be both a good teacher a parent especially in a lass.
• United States
18 Oct 09
There must be some parent/teachers that do a good job otherwise homeschooling wouldn't be as successful as it is. But it's probably better if the parent/teacher in public or private school does not have his/her own child as a student. It's hard not to be either too soft or too hard. I remember when my sister was playing basketball for the high school. We always hated it when the ref had a child or children at the school because we knew close calls would go against us just because he was so afraid of appearing bias in our favor.
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
19 Oct 09
yes, it's hard to be a teacher of one's own children.it's hard to be justice before one's own children and other students because of special love.
@williamjisir (22887)
• China
16 Oct 09
Hello zhouxi. Among us teachers, we have a saying that it is difficult to teach your own children well though you do a good job teaching the students. I think that one of the major reasons is our own kids don't consider us to be his teacher and won't listen to us as much as he does to his own teachers...
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
16 Oct 09
yes, my son often says : you are a good teacher for others not for me.i don't have enough patients to him.he is very angery if i was strict with him.
• China
15 Oct 09
Hey, it's really a problem! And I think that may be coz, for students, a teacher is just a teacher, he/she is authoritative in a way. But for his/her own children, he/she is not only the teacher but also father/mother. And frankly speaking, their first role to their children is parents, then the role is teacher. It's really hard for both sides to control the two differents roles, facing the same person. Just imagine, teacher is just teacher, when he/she asked you to do something, or blame you when you do something wrong, you will obey it, right? coz he/she is your teacher. But if the teacher is also your parent, maybe you will think, he/she is not seriously. He/she love me very much. So that just my opinion!
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
16 Oct 09
yes, may be very strict parents could n't be accepted by their children.
@kunizzul (1067)
• Malaysia
15 Oct 09
Hi zhouxi, Well, I think if one is a good teacher at school then he must be a good teacher for her own children.
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
16 Oct 09
at most time you are right.
@peace001 (727)
• China
15 Oct 09
you are absolutely right.my father is a good teacher for the other student,but i donot think he is a good teacher for me.he is good at maths and physics,but i am not good at them.i am confused too.best wishes
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
15 Oct 09
yes, i could n't understand why and want to know .
• India
15 Oct 09
Sure, a good teacher can teach their children and can bring them to good position in the social world. I mean only a good teacher can do this. When they teach more number of students, sure they can engage the children also. For example, My neighbour is working as a teacher in the private school, handling tenth studied. Their children are now working as a doctor and other studying hotel management. Their children have got the good mother as well as good teacher, that is why they can reach this target. In future, both the children will attain the best position. From my real expereince i can say, good teacher can help their children to attain the target. bye
@zhouxi (1756)
• China
15 Oct 09
i agree with you .i really don't know why there are some good teachers they could n't teach their own children well though they have the ability.