I google searched the image ‘bad teacher’ and these are a few pictures that popped up. I started thinking about the term ‘bad teacher’ and what it implied. In the movie ‘Bad Teacher’ Cameron Diaz is a bad teacher because she smokes in class, yells at the students, and sleeps when she is suppose to be teaching. In reality, I do not think you will find teachers like this. I think this type of ‘bad teacher’ is just in our imagination. The second ‘bad teacher’ was Snape. I was saddened by this because Snape is my second favorite character-behind the true hero of the Harry Potter Series, Nevill Longbottom. Snape puts up a front and is strict and hard on a lot of students-like a lot of teachers are- but I think Snape makes students better thinkers and overall, if you survive his class, you have grown and learned valuable information in the classroom. So, I do not believe Snape falls into the category of ‘bad teacher’. He is just a hard ass. I always complained about my hard ass teachers, but I did learn from them. The third picture was of some girl with a suductive look on her face. Now, those are not considered bad teachers, they are just pedophiles.
When it comes down to it- I do not know if anyone that is teaching is necessicarily a ‘bad teacher’. They are more like ‘teachers that need improving’. I do not know this for a fact, but I feel like there are a lot of people trying to get into the education system and there is a big enough pool to reach from that schools would be hiring teachers that do not know how to teach. I guess what I am trying to say is I think the passion for teaching is dwindling because we are always subject to taking notes straight from the board and not being able to communicate with peers in the classroom. Most of highschool was stagnet and boring- I took that as having a bad teacher. The teachers were not bad they just were not taught the tools on how to liven up a classroom. I think college is taking steps to do that though. I think in the future we will have a lot more student-centered learning and the teacher will be more like a guide in the classroom.
I do not think it is fair to determine someone as ‘bad’ when they are probably good for someone else. Everybody that I think is ‘good’ might be considered bad by a different student. I think we need to choose are words wisely and teach the way the class needs to be taught. If that means they like having to copy notes- then I will be that boring (to me it is boring) teacher. If they want to learn through activities, then we will do that!
I know that was a long ramble-but somewhere in there my thoughts make sense!