We are human beingsTeachers are also human. We are expected to act saintly and control a class full of uncooperative kids for several hours, five days a week. We try our best, but sometimes, we get tired. So, don't see red when we tend to overlook your child's spellings or miss sending a notebook. You manage one or two kids at home, we manage more than 30.
Do not compareIt hurts us when parents compare their children with their peers. This, in turn, turns into a comparison game between the teachers. Respect individual differences. A child who learns math well might not do well in Hindi and vice versa. It does not always depend on the teacher who teaches the subject.
Allow us to discipline your childrenWe do not mean that we wish to use corporal punishment or 'insult' your child. We just want to be trusted to use our discretion and appropriate method of discipline. Sometimes, this might mean we will shout, or sternly tell your child off. Do not attack us for doing this. Try getting 30-60 talkative kids to listen to you without losing it.
It's a 70-30 effortWorking on a child's capability is a joint effort. If teachers put in 70% effort, we hope that parents can put in 30% effort at home. We cannot alone bring out the Einstein or Milkha Singh in your child.
Go easy on the mollycoddlingIf your children (not very young ones) forget their projects or stationery, allow them to face the music. It will prepare them for life. Do not run with their forgotten things to school in your pyjamas.
Do not talk ill of usAvoid talking ill of us in front of your child. How will s/he respect us if you don't? We like it if we are greeted with respect; a kind word or a smile. Be with us in shaping future minds. It's a tough job and most of us are paid peanuts. But we do it because we like it, not because teaching was our last option. Pray that we have strength to sail through more noise, disobedience, fights and tantrums of pint-sized dynamites and impart what we call, education. Yours sincerely, Teachers. Note: These points were the inputs of actual teachers. It may also interest you to read - The Education Landscape In India Are We Creating Unnecessary Pressure On Kids The Urgent Need To Understand Child Pscychology
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