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It Is Hard To Be Teacher
I don\'t know the thing which I am going to talk about had happened some place
else or not, but it truly occurred in Taiwan. One day, I arrived home and I was
sitting on a chair, suddenly, something got my attention. It was a breaking news
titled with "student attacks" from the newspaper which was next to me.
It talked about a teacher who was attacked by a student from the back when he
was turning toward the black broad. Because this student threw his back bag at
the teacher\'s back of the head, it might have cause the teacher to never wake up
again. I saw the same news from the TV that day too. "Why did you throw the
bag to your teacher, and cause him injury?" a curious reporter asked the
student seriously. "He was annoying." he answered. "How?"
"His homework was too much and too hard ........ he told my parents
everything including how I skip school and smoked. It is not his business,"
that boy answered with a loud voice. Maybe he did not know that his teacher was
in danger. I was thinking how unlucky the teacher was. Isn\'t it a teacher\'s
responsibility to assign homework and report the student\'s behavior to their
parent. But instead of being appreciated, he almost got killed by his own
student. To be a teacher was a wonderful goal for the people who had ambition to
develop a doctor, a lawyer or a scientist. But because of the more and more
uprises in teacher brutalization by students today, almost nobody considers it
as their dream job. That\'s why government tried to increase the numbers of
teachers, even if they are not graduated from special program yet, they can
teach the students and go to school at same time. Here is another example of a
poor teacher; it was a high school teacher who got attacked by a student too.
Fortunately, the teacher survived after a great amount of blood loss, unlike the
example before; this is not the most interesting part. The teacher was sued by
student\'s parents because their child got a little scratch. Due to the numerous
student attacks, the number of teachers have steadily decreased over the year.
But, even without the fear of being abused, it is a hard and a pay less job
also. Before going to the school, teachers have to prepare the subject that they
want to talk about that day. After school, they spend their time to correct
students\' paper. Usually, they spend more time than others in their job, but
they get less money and less respects. Most parents think that teacher is
responsible for their children\'s behavior. But they are wrong, teachers\' work
are only to teach. Maybe some of the teachers were lucky. They don\'t have this
kind of student who tends to be violent. But they still have one problem:
"how to make the classroom a place for learning and fun?" I am taking
medical terminology class now and it is hard to memorize medical terms and the
meaning of them, but a teacher found out some easy ways. For example, -itis,
sounds like " I test," don\'t you feel like in flames when you take a
test? The answer is "inflammation". How did that professor find out
this interesting and an easy way to memorize a word root? He must spend a lot of
his time on it since there is not only one term have to remember. With less and
less devoted teachers working today, tomorrow\'s generations is being cheated out
of their right to acquire knowledge and information. I don\'t know whose fault is
it, but it is definitely unfair to our next generations. The government only can
raise the teacher\'s benefit to attract more people\'s interesting. I was so happy
that to be a teacher is not my future goal after knowing many cases about
"student attacks" and "teacher sued by parents". Many of my
friends want to be a professor rather than a teacher because they think that to
be a professor can get more money, more success, and do not need to do something
like grade students\' paper. I know that is not exactly true, but they were just
scared by teacher\'s heavy works and the children. I still think that "being
a teacher" is a good job, but I know it is hard to be a teacher too.
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Education, Learning, Education reform, Educators, Teaching, Occupations, Teacher, Homework, Value-added modeling, Benjamin D. Wood
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