|Posted on April 7, 2018 at 7:50 AM|
In my many years of teaching, I have come to realize that what teachers do are sometimes taken for granted. I guess this is mainly because people think they understand enough what teachers do and what their work really entails.
In this post, I share five things that people need to know about teachers, contrary to popular belief or knowledge about them.
FIRST. Just like other ordinary beings, teachers need to have their own "life" other than marking papers or computing grades outside of class time and work hours. Yes, they also go to bars or have some fun somewhere when they need to.
SECOND. Teachers work longer hours, much much more than you think.
THIRD. When teachers set a submission deadline, they do not mean they'll wait for all student work to be in before sleeping. They are not 7/11. Just like any ordinary mortal, they also need to retire during the night to regain the needed strength for the following day.
FOURTH. Just like everybody else, teachers have deadlines to beat, too. If student papers are submitted late, such late submissions contribute to the delay in their work.
FIFTH. In the classroom, it is normal for teachers to feel exhausted, especially if they've had a long day. Just like their students, there are times when they also want to hit the bed during mid-day.