3 Marks of a Bad Teacher

Sadly, not every teacher is a good one. Although teaching is an admirable career, not every teacher is doing their utmost best to transform the lives of their students. This seems like a lot to expect from teachers but then again, all of us want the best. Sometimes though, the problem is not with the teacher but rather with the student.

Students can sometimes become their own hindrances when it comes to learning. Besides, no matter how amazing a certain view may be, if we close our eyes, we still won’t be able to see it. Talking about teachers is something a lot of us may have a hard time talking about because of our utmost respect for them but sometimes we have to determine for ourselves if a teacher is wrong or not.

Here are a few ways to spot the bad teacher:

1. No respect for students
Sadly, in our modern generation, respect is supposedly earned rather than innate. People end up respecting people who they think are above them and give little importance to people bellow them. Respect should definitely be given to people of all different kinds of social positions whether you would look at them as above you or not. Respecting students is something every teacher has to do. Of course, students are expected to respect their teachers but there is also the same expectation the other way around.

2. Does not answer questions
Questions are the keys to open the doors of learning. Having unanswered questions is like a car without fuel, it gets you nowhere. Sadly, it is a matter of fact that we will never be able to know everything but that is not exactly what we expect from teachers. If somebody does not know the answer, they just have to be honest instead of blocking you off. There are certain cases when some teachers get mad at a certain student for asking a very critical question which they cannot answer instead of giving props to the person who asked it. Academics is about growth and growth in everyone always functions on different speeds.

3. Does not allow opinions
Opinions are to be respected. Period. Sadly, people believe that because of their position or authority, their opinions magically become more correct compared to others without any sufficient basis. This is a very dangerous mind-set as this would definitely crush progress of not just the subject you are learning but learning in general. Everyone goes to school with the intention of learning and growth while some teachers become the actual hindrance towards them.

Here are a few ways to tell if your teacher isn’t doing a good job. We do not encourage complaints, we just want everyone to know.