Saturday, January 31, 2009

Teaching Pressure


Do you mind when your students misbehave, breaking every single regulation of the school? Do you care when your students escape class, doing nothing in class, or disturbing others in class? What would you do when your school's achievements in the public examinations are on a downward trend and the local communities are getting more and more concerned?

Some teachers just don't care a bit. To them, it's the students who decide what they want. They teach faithfully every day and it is up to the students to learn. Students are mature enough to know what they want.

Some teachers get unduly worry, dreading the post-mortem conversations. They gather all that they want to say, putting blames on the students or others for the outcomes.

Some will scream at the present students getting in line for their public examination, though none of them has any knowledge what wrongs they have made.

Teachers today are really tense. Many do not enjoy teaching anymore. Many are burdened with excessive school administrative works. Many do not specialize in their subjects anymore because the general public require them to be a Jack of all trade.

And then come the public examinations...

The week before the public examination is announced, many teachers teaching examination classes will get really tense. Some go without proper sleep. Some pacing up and down moodily. Some very easily get provoked while others just want to be left alone most of the time.

Come a new school term, then a renewed anticipation for each school day...

Come a public examination, then the recovered stress and the awful moods.

Oh teachers, you are so temperamental and unpredictable like the seasons of the year...

Oh teachers of the world, You are like those candles that are consumed to light up the ways for others. But none of them seem to open their eyes and acknowledging your roles. Nonetheless, God knows.


4 comments:

GAGAY said...

whooooooooooooot woooooooot!

i've already heard these words from my mum (an educator also)..hehe..these are her reasons why doesn't want me to be a teacher..hahah!

gagay

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Mae said...

Absolutely, I share your thoughts on, teachers do not enjoy teaching much anymore.....very demanding.

yeokeehui@gmail.com said...

I still smile and laugh all around when my students achieve good results, though sometimes I feel sad and guilty when I can't help those who have the desire to learn to clear their hurdles. Teaching is a sacrifice that no one can really understand the way we do. But it must goes on because that is what we are good at and trained to do.