Teaching is an art in itself. Over intelligence, self esteem, high spiritedness all will not help in proving to be a good teacher. To become a good teacher you need to have the extra skill in motivating and encouraging a student to focus on the subject he is dealing with. Teachers need to think about ways to attract attention of the students. This can be accomplished by being close with the students, understanding who they are, where they come for and what they would like to accomplish in their lives. Once the student understands this theory, teaching would never become a sort of frustration any more for teachers it would be as leisurely as playing games.
Teachers are not the only ones having frustration and problems. Even children have problems adjusting with their colleagues who might not be always approachable or adjusting. Since each student is coming from different backgrounds it is sure to have disputes between them that can be a cause for frustration and lack of interest in the classroom. In this case the teacher should try to understand the student’s situation and deal accordingly. The generation in which they are in, should be taken into account rather than simply following ancestral teaching policies telling that to be good. The students of today are a bit more advanced in what they are doing and what they understand. So the teaching style should also be accordingly. Traditional classrooms, paper and pencil work and “book learning” may not help they are often uncomfortable with formality.
Students take certain class sessions as mere torture cells and they sit there just for the sake of it. Teachers should find out ways to encourage the students. Teachers should aim at making their class enjoyable and cherishable. It is very easy on the part of the teacher to say that I have done my part, but the students are not involved and they are passive in their responses. This will not help. Classroom should no longer be deadly and students who seem unmotivated don’t have to remain in the unmotivated stage for very long.
Rather than only the teachers giving information, they should give a chance for the students to pose their views. There should be an open discussion involving the entire class, that would improve the involment of students in a class. And the point that teachers are always right and they are magical should be given away. That does not mean that teachers should not be respected. It should be taken as all are individual and all make mistakes so sometimes a child can give advice that would benefit a teacher.
Students of the present generation want to feel like they are more than part of a crowd, their individual talents and abilities are respected and deemed worthy. They want real human beings as teachers who recognize them as human beings rather than as animals with no intelligence. They wish to be challenged, rather than decimated. They wish to look upon teachers as just caretakers who check on them regularly, who support their individual learning, who inform them individually of their progress, and who assign a variety of tasks that give them the opportunity to learn in modes that fit their individual styles and that are designed to meet their level of learning. They love a teacher who mingles on their level who can joke and take a joke, and who let them talk and learn with other students. “Sit down, shut up, and listen so that you can memorize” will no longer work. Students of today are smart enough to even close a teachers mouth so the best way to handle a students is to be as natural as you can and be motivating and understanding.