Are there any passionate teachers left
April 10, 2007 6:57am CST
Are there any teachers out there who are passionate about teaching and show a genuine interest in the childs learning ability, Considering child ratio per teacher or maybe they are just there to fill up there pockets... What do you think...
15 Apr 07
Sure Nardz, there are still passionate teachers. I am sure there are. In the Philippines, teaching does not pay well. Sometimes this is even the reason why some good teachers cannot stay on. They cannot survive on the pay that they get. This does not mean that they have less passion than those who stay on but maybe their life circumstances just won't allow them the luxury to stay on and teach well. But, there are those who stay on because of the passion. Idealism is one reason. Maybe they want to give a better chance in life to the students, especially in a remote areas far from the cities. They want the students to learn as much as the other children in the towns and cities. And so they stay on and teach as best they can, no matter how difficult their lives become, because they really care for the students. When you are really teaching, you cannot just limit your attention to the subject matter you are teaching. You notice the student and how he learns. You get to know why he acts the way he does in class. You notice his day-to-day behavior. Why is he not participating today? He is depressed. He is sick. The teacher stands in front of the class and sees all his students, each one a different personality. How can he not be affected by each student? How can the teacher not try to find ways to make his students learn better? How can he not be passionate about it? Of course we have the rotten apples. They are in every profession too. Maybe there are even many of them but the mistake of their existence should not obscure the existence of the passionate teachers.
11 Apr 07
Of couse there are teacher that passionate about teaching, i can prove you that some teacher got to go to hospital because of their passionate, to make a plan, to think about student and to carry many plan make student. This gave teacher pressure and to make sure student get the best. But most of student not appriciate that, they just see teacher as worker that will give them a lot of work and when student join all the program and make a good result no thank to the teacher, what a sad story, they dont remember that all the program that teacher make is for the goodness of the student to bring the good result.
• New Zealand
11 Apr 07
Great stuff, its good to hear positive feed back on this particular topic. There are teachers out there though, who make me wonder what they are really there for. Thanks for the great feedback. You cant get any passionate about teaching especially when your voluntary.
• United States
10 Apr 07
I am a teacher and my main goal is definitely not to fill up my pockets. Think about it, teaching is not a very lucrative profession. As a matter of fact it can be very stressful at times. I teach because I want to impact in the lives of the future generation. If all the good teachers left, what would become of our society?
13 Apr 07
I'm passionate about teaching and do show a wide interst in my students' learning skills and ability. Sometimes I even study each of my students' features in learning language, trying to find out problems that hinder individual student from learning or speaking well. Studying their problems and help solve them one by one is my great pleasure. I feel frustrated often because some students just don't want to learn and refuse to coorperate. I like to see them growing up in their study with my help.
11 Apr 07
definitely..I consider myself as a dedicated teacher who is very much concern on the welfare of the students..I always strive hard to see to it that they'll learn from me..and it affects me so much to see most of them do not value their studies.
• United States
28 Apr 07
I am very passionate about what I do. Actually that is part of my problem right now is that I cant afford to live on what I make but I cant bring myself to find something different. I love what I do to much. I think part of the problem is that there is a burn out period for teaching. I was told at the beginning of this school year for what I do the burn out rate is 5-6 years. Thats not a long time. Where I work there are teachers still there from when I went to school. The problem is that most of the time they dont leave once they have hit their burn out period because thats all they know and they do still like what they do. But it puts added stress on them each day. Its like having a job that you cant stand. Hope that made sense!