To all the teachers out there, hear this out; no offense. Take offense.
Believing and giving students second chances are incredibly important. Not five fingers are the same or everyone doesn’t have the same wave length to absorb equally. Every student requires different techniques to absorb or understand. Yes, students do mistakes but adults too. Not pointing out specific ones but to them who really doesn’t believe in second chances are not worth being called teachers. Yes there are some teachers who compensate and equally compromise, but why cannot those teachers understand?
What are second chances? Yes this requires patience. This requires energy to develop within one self. In this situation, when students are studying on a digitalized platform, why everyone thinks that this is much easier way to study than doing it traditionally? Why surroundings of students thinks that this is much easier way to go with. This is actually the most screwed system we are dealing with. Proposed or not.
So talking about teachers, why do they consider us as we’re robots? Why do they think we can easily manage tons of homework and we don’t have a freaking life to live? And by staying at home we are good to go with a lot of homework? Can you just imagine? Whole day taking classes, assignments, projects, homework and extra work, presentations and supposedly destroying our vision. And at last when you really need that motivation to go up there comes, insult, demotivation, insane fuckery. Why is it so? Are we responsible for the good and bad temperament of teachers? Why environment of a classroom depends on the tenor of a teacher? Here both parties, student and teachers are compromising on each level, but what annoys you the most is that, why an environment of a classroom depends on a mood of a teacher?
Here are some of things which some of the teachers needs to hear out. Why don’t they put themselves in the shoes of a student? Because they really need to acknowledge that a student is not their personal property rather they have a fucking life out of the classroom. They have problems outside their classrooms. When they aren’t ready to hear out a student, what do they expect? So first listen and then judge. Having an attitude to appreciate students on small things won’t ruin your self respect. Have you even thought about this that your little encouragement can motivate a student to cross their own limits? Consider the real motivation behind disruptive behavior, also look out in a more positive and constructive way.
Playing role as a student I think, we all are compensating on each level. We are sacrificing our time. We are giving out our best. We are sacrificing the time that is meant to be spent with our families. We are sacrificing our health. All to please our teachers. To get good grades, why? Because in the end good grades matter and most of all, trying to impress teachers and to make them happier with our work which in the end our efforts becomes useless because they are never happy. Because this actually depends on their whole kind of frame of mind. Giving second chances are really difficult? Do they require extra effort? Do they take much time? By giving them second chances, they are proving to learn how much they really know, outside of the anxiety, the pressure, and the rigidity that can occur. So why not try it? Give your students back that test and tell them to fix it, give them back their work and tell them to enhance it. Give them another chance to learn.
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn