Teachers From The Pits Of Hell- Teachers Who Would Make Satan Flee In Horror
There are GOOD, CARING TEACHERS......
Then There are TEACHERS......From...........H-E-L-L
The Role of Teachers
Mom, Dad, Do I HAVE To Go To School Today- I Don't Wanna!
There are teachers and educators who have a love of and inspire their pupils/students to achieve their utmost educational greatness. These teachers believe that teaching is more than a job but an art and/or calling. A pupil/student can tell when a teacher loves teaching. This teacher sees a lesson as a story to be told. This teacher mesmerizes the class and involves them in the lesson. This teacher also treats each pupil/student fairly and individually. He/she knows that each pupil/student has different abilities. He/she realizes that pupils'/students' abilities ran the gamut from being gifted to slow. He/she does not deride the slower pupils/students but has the love to inspire them and to bring out their latent talents.
These are the teachers who go beyond the mere teaching role. They also act as a second parent when it is necessary to do so. They listen when a student comes to them with a problem. They intercede when a bully constantly harass another pupil/student. They even provide extra assistance if a pupil/student needs help with his/her homework. This teacher does not believe in playing favorites with students. In fact, he/she derides such behavior. He/she contends that playing favorites with students actually causing division and creates negative feelings among the students in the classroom. The last thing this teacher wants is disharmony. This disharmony in the classroom affects children's learning and can irreparably damage their self-esteem.
Such teachers are truly involved, inspirational, and caring teachers. People who were under their tutelage remember fondly the lovingkindness and inspiration received from these God-realized teachers. These teachers are truly evolved souls. Anyone who was lucky to have such teachers are truly blessed.
Then there are teachers...........other teachers. These teachers can aptly be described as well......there are synonyms for such teachers- infernal, satanic, diabolical. See you know where I am getting at. Yes, there are teachers who are from the 9th circle of hell. These teachers do not view teaching as an art and/or vocation. They see teaching as a source of powerplay between them and the pupils/students. In fact, they approach teaching as the art of domination with the survival of the strongest. Of course, they are going to be the strongest or all hell is going to break lose! Some of these teachers believe that part of being a good teacher is to make the pupils/students as docile and compliant as possible. In essence, in this teacher's mindset, a good pupil/student is a docile one who unquestioningly does as he/she is told period!
Some teachers thrive in the disciplinarian role. They contend that pupils/students are not individual human beings with their own mindsets but as automatons to be molded to suit the will of the teachers. They approach teaching as a drill sergeant would his subordinate soldiers. These teachers assert that the purpose of teaching is to inculcate the student to learn their lessons and to make them unobtrusive as possible. To this type of teacher, a good student is a quiet and unobtrusive one who does not make a disturbance and is blindly obedient.
There are many teachers who play blatant favorites with their students. They may like some students over others, probably because of the students' personalities, the students' parental connections, their grade point average, and their general standing in school. When I was in elementary school, there was a girl in my class who was neither punished nor reprimanded by any teachers because her parents were influential contributors to the school. In addition to that, her father was the school photographer. Even though this pupil was a barely mediocre student, she was promoted to higher grades. She was not left back as similarly situated pupils whose parents were not contributors to the school.
There are teachers who have an animus against certain pupils/students. The latter does not have to fit into a defined category. The pupil/student can be smart/average, quiet/rambunctious, affluent/poor, and/or any other category. A co-worker of mine related to mine that her third grade teacher routinely scapegoated and hit her although she was an excellent student. She relayed that the teacher had an innate animus of her and singled her out for punishments because she was the only Black student in a school that was mostly Caucasian. According to her, the third grade teacher was not fond of Blacks and perceived her to be a disruption to the school so to speak. I remember a third grade teacher adamantly refusing to let a pupil go on a bathroom break although the pupil needed to use the restroom facilities. Well, the pupil had an accident and the teacher derided the pupil in front of the class, denying the fact that she prohibited the pupil from going to the bathroom.
In the eighth grade, a teacher consistently derided a student because he had to go on frequent bathroom breaks. This teacher called the boy a baby, telling him that he should practice bladder control. She added that he was now in junior high and not in kindergarten. This bully teacher attacked another student because his parents could not pay for his class trip. She loudly stated to him that he was old enough to get a job in order to pay for his class trip! Well, he was only thirteen years of age. This teacher had the reputation of being a bully. It was nothing for her to heap verbal abuse on students. She called a slower student an idiot and the student burst into tears! Words like stupid was also in this teacher's vocabulary.
I remember one incident which a student was a talented singer and guitar player. The abovementioned eighth grade teacher asked him to play a song. He was not interested in playing that particular song so she slapped him so hard on the face as to leave an imprint on him. He just abruptly left the classroom. This teacher apparently had anger issues and would fly into a rage without notice. Most of the students in the class disliked her. To reiterate, this teacher never disrespectfully treated the girl whose father was a school photographer. In fact, this girl was allowed to get away with murder!
What these "teachers" do not realize that they are leaving irreparable damage to the pupils/students under their charge. A classroom is a place of learning and exploring and children should not endure a contentious classroom environment. Such an environment interferes with a child's learning and development. Children have enough to contend with other classmates who may be quite raucous let alone teachers who exhibit an egregiously unprofessional attitude in the classroom. Teachers are supposed to be professional, impartial, and to set the tone in an educational setting.
There are "teachers" who clearly do not value their profession. They view teaching as anything except for what the profession should be. There are many teachers who can be diagnosed with some deep psychological issues. Many people who have deep psychological issues, if properly assessed, are not allowed to go into sensitive professions and/or careers. They are considered to be too emotionally and/or psychologically volatile to have careers which involve using judgement, having some type of responsibility, and/or interfacing with the more vulnerable among us i.e. the elderly, children, and teenagers. However, there are some teachers who can be classified as either sociopathic and/or psychopathic. Sociopaths and psychopaths supposedly have no concept of right and wrong and they have no feelings of remorse if they do commit wrong. Some people will discount the psychological jargon and state that some people are just inherently.........well, evil.
Yes, there are evil teachers as there are other evil people. Obviously, these teachers are totally unconcerned how their verbal and other type of abusive powerplay have ramifications upon our precious children. Many children develop an uncertain self-worth because of what they had to endure from such teachers. Because teachers are entrusted with our children, there must be more stringent rules which to qualify and disqualify teachers. In many educational institutions, it is extremely difficult to terminate and disqualify teachers because of bureaucratic red tape. This has to cease if we want to have truly qualified teachers. By truly qualified teachers, I mean teachers with the prerequisite educational and psychological qualifications. Our precious children are counting on us so let us step to the plate.
In summation, there are teachers who are quite sincere and love teaching. They are quite professional and involved with their students. These teachers are usually a joy and an inspiration to their pupils/students. Then there are teachers who view teaching as an exercise in utter dominance and powerplay. Their view of teaching is analogous to that of Captain Bligh on the ship, Bounty, who constantly demoralized and abused his crew. These teachers see their pupils/students as objects to treat in any matter they wish because they are in the role of authority. Teachers are supposed to set the example and tone of the classroom in a professional manner and these teachers fall so short of that!
© 2012 Grace Marguerite Williams