Wednesday, March 4, 2009

You Don't Have To Pretend Who You Are

Teachers love to put up a serious face in front of their students. Some say it is to get respected. Others say to avoid indiscipline. But they are seen talking and joking freely in the school compound with their colleagues and friends in front of the students. And when the students chip in, they don't seem to mind. I think this is unnecessary.

Parents don't normally smile and laugh with their children. And they quote the same reasons. But they are seen laughing and jeering with their relatives and friends in front of their children. And they don't seem to mind if their children join in. I think this is discrimination.

You are you. You don't need to pretend, especially to your students and children.

Note: Now you know why teachers are so stressful, pretending for the whole day and night. LOL

Quarrels and splits with our little ones begin with misunderstanding, suspicion and resentment. Until and unless you treat everyone as equal, you are going to deal with these problems forever.

Don't do to others what you don't want others to do to you.


lunaticg said...

Can teacher not stop pretending on do what they do best?
Great blog you have here.
See you around.

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BlogTactic said...

Great topic

teronk said...

Don't do to others what you don't want others to do to you.

Tyrannt said...

Interesting point but I think, as a professor, one would be expected to demonstrate professionality. Sure, humor and jest is appreciated in the classroom, but overall, students are paying for an education, not a comedy hour. Interesting arguement though.

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Salute said...

Great post....There is no need to pretend, because you can only be you.