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That's a great point you put forth,Lazarus. Isn't that reciprocal too? I have heard teachers too get motivated to teach (and in return learn from) their best students. Perhaps It would be nice if a teacher from this forum writes an experience he had with a bright and a bad student.

If I'm thinking further, the difference between a good and a bad student would differ more than just in academic terms.

Savvy
SavvysavzThat's a great point you put forth,Lazarus. Isn't that reciprocal too? I have heard teachers too get motivated to teach (and in return learn from) their best students. Perhaps It would be nice if a teacher from this forum writes an experience he had with a bright and a bad student.

If I'm thinking further, the difference between a good and a bad student would differ more than just in academic terms.

Savvy

Hi Savvysavz--
I am a teacher here in the States, and yes, I agree...the teacher/student relationship, in its ideal state, is entirely reciprocal.
The best relationships I've had with students came from situations in which I sparked something in them, and in turn they sparked something in me. The very nature of teaching is learning, I think.
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Hi there, all interesting comments. i think a teacher has to command respect. a teacher that is too friendly with the class gets derided and often ignored. this of course is not saying all teacers should be strait laced and boring, but make sure of the gap between teacher and pupil.
Hi Lazarus,

I think being a teacher would be a wonderful self-experience, I mean that's what I feel but I have no background in teaching, nor will ever have I guess.I got a question for you since you're a teacher in the States. Is it true that students call their professors by their first name in your country? I was quite astonished when I heard that because it's unthinkable in France or India. I assume students and teachers in the States are so close that they shed the teacher- student wall in between them.

Savvy
SavvysavzHi Lazarus,

I think being a teacher would be a wonderful self-experience, I mean that's what I feel but I have no background in teaching, nor will ever have I guess.I got a question for you since you're a teacher in the States. Is it true that students call their professors by their first name in your country? I was quite astonished when I heard that because it's unthinkable in France or India. I assume students and teachers in the States are so close that they shed the teacher- student wall in between them.

Savvy

Hi Savvy--
There are some private schools here where that occurs, but the overwhelming majority of public schools would regard that as inappropriate. At my school, that would never take place.
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I think there is a lot that can determine whether or not a teacher is a "good" one. How much a student learns, for example, is something that help to show if a teacher is good. Of course, this isn't always true, because there are students who won't learn for whatever reason. This can't be determined by the grade a student got on a final, but by when asked about the class a year or so later, how much information the student retained.

However, a teacher could be incredible to one student, and awful to another. Likeable is another feature teachers have to have to be effective in their teachings. If you cannot stand the person at the front of the room, you will be less likely to listen, or care about the topic.

Ineffective teachers are the ones who give you dirty looks when you answer their question incorrectly, like you're an idiot. The ones who act like they are better than you because they're the teacher, and you're just the student. Poor teachers are the ones who are off-task more than they are actually teaching. The ones who tell you exactly what they put on their plate when they go to a salad bar, and in what order (I actually had a Spanish teacher do this. He also spent an entire class period telling us about trucking companies.) The teachers who assume you cheated just because you did well on their test.
Pardon me but if you are a teacher, I am afraid you need to reexamine you credential. Based on your thread, I find your Eng. a bit rough to read. I don’t mean to be disrespectful but that’s what I see. I am sure you have a good heart. However, a good heart does not make one good at what he or she does.
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Anonymous Pardon me but if you are a teacher, I am afraid you need to reexamine you credential. Based on your thread, I find your Eng. a bit rough to read. I don’t mean to be disrespectful but that’s what I see. I am sure you have a good heart. However, a good heart does not make one good at what he or she does.



If you're addressing me, Anon, I'm a bit stunned. My credentials are solid, as is my English. Your difficulty reading a post (mine or not) is perhaps a result of your own reading difficulties. I would assume this is true, based upon your own level of writing.
Either way, you should specifically address your response.
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