Three Common Misconceptions About Teachers



People have their own definition of the profession of teaching, and there are different criteria for judging good teachers and bad teachers.

But for those who are not engaged in teaching, they do not actually know about the education industry, which leads to some misconceptions about teacher.


Next, let's take a look at the details.


People can only be teachers because teaching is the simplest job.

You may be surprised or even angry to see this view, because teachers have to do far more and more difficult than those "ignorant" people imagine. In addition to deep subject knowledge, teachers also need to learn professional teaching skills, classroom management strategies to help students grow and progress. Secondly, teachers also need to pay attention to the mental health of students and give them advice when they are confused.

Therefore, not everyone can become a teacher.


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Teachers have a lot of free time.

Many people think that teachers only need to work on weekdays, leading a relaxed 9-3 life, and enjoying a few months of vacation time (summer and winter vacation). What an absolutely wrong idea!

In fact, it is impossible for teachers to arrive in the classroom at the last minute before the beginning of class and go home immediately after class. They need to spend a few weeks in advance to make a teaching plan, and spend a few hours a day to arrange the student's schedule. In addition, they often participate in school-organized activities, such as teacher training, meeting with parents and participating in students' after-school activities. Moreover, like all people engaged in other jobs, they ought to take good care of their families, maintain relationships with friends and participate in necessary social life.


The teacher is the only person in charge of the students' learning process.

"A good teacher means good grades." This is a serious misunderstanding of teachers by some parents or onlookers. Except teachers, schools, students and parents all play an important role in students' learning. The school's teaching policy will determine what kind of learning environment students will study in; students' attitudes and abilities affect their performance, and parents should also encourage their children to preview teaching materials in advance and actively participate in classroom activities so as to constantly develop their abilities of all kinds.

Only the efforts of teachers are far from enough. If all the people in charge of the student learning process can shoulder their own responsibilities well, I believe there is no so-called "poor student".


As a sacred profession, teachers lead the direction of the development of education in the future. Every teacher should be aware of his/her importance and take the initiative to take responsibility. At the same time, other members of society should also correct misconceptions about teachers and give them praise and respect.

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