Saturday, August 19, 2006

Respect or ?

there are a lot of different kind of educators actually. well, i used to be student, and now that i myself am an educator, maybe i shall reflect on this matter. there are lecturers/teachers that we respect, or dislike. so what kind of teachers will gain our recognition, while what kind of teachers will be hated?

generally (thru my observation) there are few categories as listed below:

1. those who treat lecturing/teaching as merely a job. this kinda teacher just treat job as a way to earn money to survive. hence, they normally just do what is required of, and they will do just enough... i will see them as just another normal human being. i respect them for their responsibility.

2. those who treat lecturing/teaching seriously and think they have an obligation to educate the students. this kinda teacher apart from teaching knowledge, they like to develop the students to be a useful person. hence they mix around with student in hope of raising them up. i respect them as they are wiser, i respect like an elder, a friend.

3. those who treat lecturing/teaching as a career. they constantly push education to a higher ground. they raise their expectation from time to time, to themselves and to students. it's very stressful to attend their class, as the students are always behind. i respect them for their passion in searching for knowledge.

4. those who treat lecturing/teaching as a... errr.... joke. these are the people who think education is a business, and students as customers. as long as the students are entertained, and satisfied. as long as telling jokes still work to enliven the class, they don't really care whether they have help the students academically or even personally... these kinda lecturers are lazy and always taking an easy approach to teaching. these people i shall disparage.


there are still a lot of hybrids to the above category. but i think i would like to be the mixture of no. 2 & 3, and i'm working towards achieving them. :)

9 comments:

wan yee said...

i personally think No.1, 2, 3 is ok...acceptable

but i seriously hate type No.4...
Wahlao...can die wan....
totally pissing me off...


wan yee

Shuk Ling said...

e.student will respect or even hate different teacher/ lec. (i think no body will hate u la) Haha.....^_^

sir u can b categorize in no. 2 n 3, bcoz u r not only teaching what is required but sometime u will share other useful info (wish u think tat v suppose to know). :) normally the teacher/lec in this category normally been respect. Haha….

but there r lec or teacher at the 1st(a bit better then no.4) n the 4th category(this is the worst punya) will b fond at least 1 in any school, coll or uni (i suppose).
if u meet this kind of teacher or lec, u can consider tat u r really bad luck, cause u will only learn surface thing, u can't even learn thing in depth or even ntg from him/her. :(

some of them just standing in front thr n start teaching until time up without caring whether his/her student listening or not. They don’t even care whether the student understand or not, sometime u can even chit-chatting, doing other staff or even sleep in front of them n he/she(own experience). they just pretend they don't c it n just continue the lecture.

Haiz......

mel said...

*tabik lagi*
not everyone gets a tabik...haha

Teddy Beh said...

no need tabik tabik lah... -_-"

but then the reason why i post up this entry is not to create any chaos or anything like that... none of the lecturer should be humiliated. :P

Ali said...

sir is 2nd & 3rd one

Teddy Beh said...

mmm... ali?... which ali... or you are ali from HCC??

Anonymous said...

hahaha....
alicia tan lar sir....joey them like to call me ali...^^"

Teddy Beh said...

oic.... hahaha.... ali is a guy's name lah!!! -.-"

facets of life said...

unfortunately...

it's tragic that many lecturers' do not share your sentiments...

if all lecturers were to think the way you do and to function the way you do,then perhaps the rate of unemployed graduates will drop.becos lecturers today are simply NOT interested in their jobs.

they don't inspire their students
they don't nurture their students
they don't challenge their students to be the best that they can be

and by failing to do that,they only serve to demotivate their students further and that's why we have so many half baked graduates roaming around wondering if they had actually LEARN ANYTHING...anything at all during their 4 years in Uni