17.06.2009 Social Issues

Respect Your Teachers

By Daily Graphic
Respect Your Teachers
17.06.2009 LISTEN

Teachers play an important role in the lives of students. Apart from your parents they also shape your lives by imparting knowledge to you and help inculcate good morals in you.

They act as agents of change and counsel pupils in their choice of careers. Again, they guide and counsel pupils and students entrusted in their care.

Teachers can really impact on the lives of many children, especially when they leave a good impression on them. Many pupils are able to keep in memory teachers who in one way or the other affected their lives positively or negatively.

Indeed, teachers often make the difference between a successful student and an unsuccessful one; between one who loves to read and write, and one who doesn’t.

Teachers can make or unmake their pupils. They can help dull pupils to become brilliant. In the classroom, they groom you to become useful citizens in the future. It is, therefore, necessary for pupils to develop a healthy pupil-teacher relationship at all times so that you can approach them with your problems.

Parents are happy with teachers who have good communication (rapport) with their children and credit is always given to teachers when students pass their examinations with distinction.

However, in spite of the meaningful role teachers play in the lives of pupils, some throw tantrums, curse, insult or even attack teachers when they are punished for wrongdoing.

They forget that teachers, whether young or old, complement the role of their parents, therefore, they need to accord them the needed respect.

Pupils give teachers all sorts of names, and refuse to give them the respect that they deserve. Sometimes you get punished for the mistakes you make, such as going contrary to school rules.

You should remember that a teacher, like a parent, punishes you not out of hatred but love. When students are disciplined, credit goes to the teachers as well as the school.

You should not see teachers as enemies for many great and famous people who have made it in life today give credit to their teachers.

There may be some few you may see as bad but respect your teachers and make them your friends so that they can groom you into responsible adults in future.

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