Have you ever wondered what Teachers really think about their students their job or their personal life?
Teachers, these wonderful custodians of knowledge, are the pillars of education around the world. Their dedication and passion for teaching inspire millions of students every day.
But there are things they may never tell you, either out of secrecy or fear of losing their authority or credibility.
Fortunately or unfortunately for you, I did my little research and as always, brought you some gems.😚
Are you ready to find out six of the Secrets that teachers keep to themselves?
1. Teachers don’t know everything.
In the world of education, there is an often hidden truth: teachers don’t know everything. Yes, I know, it’s surprising! We consider them experts in their field, able to answer all our questions.
But in reality, they are human like us and they can also make mistakes, ignore certain things or need to update themselves. They’ll never tell you that, of course. They prefer to keep their power and reputation intact.
But the truth is that they are also learners and sometimes need to search for answers or educate themselves further.
2. Teachers are sometimes afraid of students.
Teachers are supposed to be figures of authority and trust, but they are not immune to feeling intimidated or threatened by some students.
I remember in second grade, one of the students in my school was aggressive toward her English teacher who was pregnant, just to be clear.
Well, it didn’t go any further and he was immediately expelled. Whatever it was, whether it was their size, aggressive behaviour, reputation, or influence on others, some students could intimidate teachers.
But again, professors will never tell you, because they know it might hurt their image or credibility.
3. Teachers sometimes pretend to be strict.
Teachers are expected to enforce rules and punishments in the classroom and in the institution. But they are not all tyrannical or punitive. Some teachers are more flexible or understanding than others.
They can show compassion, tolerance, or humour.
They may pretend to be strict to impress students or to avoid conflicts with the administration. But they will never tell you, because they know that it might encourage students to break the rules or treat them lightly.
4. Teachers have favorite students.
Even if they try to be neutral and treat all students the same way, teachers are sure to have affinities or dislikes for certain students.
They may like those who are hardworking, respectful, funny, or share their interests, and they may hate those who are lazy, rude, annoying, or who constantly disagree with them.
Of course, they will never tell you, because they know it might create tension or jealousy in the classroom.
But often we end up realizing it.
Which side were you on? Were you a favourite among the teachers? Let me know in the comments.
5. Teachers have lives outside school.
Well, I think you already know that but I’m talking about it anyway because yes, like 80% of kids, I thought teachers could never go home, let alone sleep or go to the toilet, haha.
Teachers are not just machines for teaching and grading papers.
They also have a personal life, with their passions, hobbies, friends, family or spouses. They may enjoy sports, theatre, travelling, or shopping.
They may have health, relationship, or financial problems. But they won’t tell you, because they know that might make them too human or too vulnerable for the students.
6. They are proud of you
Teachers are meant to be educators and guides in your school (academic) and personal journey.
But they are not always expressive or clear about their feelings for you.
And yes, even if they don’t always say it, teachers are proud of you.
They can be proud of you when you pass an exam, when you get ahead in a subject, when you participate in a project, or when you thrive in life.
But they won’t always tell you, because they know that might make you trust them too much or depend on them too much, which is not in your best interest.
Teachers are much more than transmitters of knowledge. They are mentors, mentors and role models for their students.
They stimulate curiosity, encourage creativity and nurture the desire to learn.
In addition to academic knowledge, teachers manage to inculcate in us basic values like respect, tolerance, empathy, etc.
To all teachers in the world, whatever their field, and to all future teachers, I would like to say to you: Thank you!
And that’s it, it’s already over, feel free to express yourselves in the comments area.