School is hard when you have teachers who don’t enthuse and fail to enthuse their students. In 2019, it would be great to think that teachers, their methods of teaching and their attitudes towards their students have changed.
When I was growing up, teachers failed to enthuse and that was the reason why so many of my peers failed to do well. Class sizes were also too big with 37 pupils to a class. Not all teachers were good. If you struggled you got left behind.
You may often hear the odd student saying it was because my teacher enthused my love of science that I decided to become a scientist, but it’s not something you hear all the time. Times are changing now, politics has now come into teaching in a big way and is a big turn off for many teachers.
But teachers’ abilities, enthusiasm, skillset and knowledge are crucial in determining the success of the children they teach. Teaching is about engaging, feeding student’s minds, getting students to listen and switch on, for them to realise their endless possibilities.
It is important teachers enthuse and connect with the students they teach. They have to be interested in themselves and enthusiastic and interested in the students they teach. They must understand how to engage with students and teach them by inspiring and challenging them to think outside the box.
But teaching isn’t just about learning what you’re being taught or told. Teaching is about helping students think independently, form their own viewpoint, allowing them to ask questions that will encourage freedom of speech and free thought.
Students will work harder for a teacher they respect and admire and on the part of the teacher, they must encourage their students to learn in an environment that enthuses and therefore encourages free thought.