Is it harder to be a teacher or a student?
For the teachers out there (or others who have comments!) which is more difficult: being a student and doing homework, or being a teacher and prepping/correcting homework? Both are learning experiences, but what felt/feels more difficult to you?
It depends on the family, neighbourhood and country. In my home country (Greece) it has always been difficult being a student. Nowadays even more so, although lots of teachers are having a hard time with salary cuts and lay offs, It's a great strain on me nowadays because I have to keep in mind that I may lose my job (private sector) if I don't generate positive feedback from students to their parents and even worse though bad test results. Things aren't much better in some areas in the States from what I've been reading. In my case, I'd have to say the students: too much pressure from parents and school in addition to seeing a dead end ahead of them. Amidst all that they have to find a way to keep their head up high, keep up the hope and learn. Quite a challenge.
Its always difficult to be a teacher. Being a student is always easy but at the same time it can be boring.
Both is just as hard. The society is now having high standard demands and parents are feeling much of the pressure. This goes back to the child and the teacher. It is unlike those days when I was studying, we still enjoy childhood. Now everything has changed and if one does not perform well in education, it will be a living hell when comes to finding a good job.
So, it is both as hard to me.
Both are equally challenging. Children (particularly the present-day children) have to live up to the expectations of their parents/teachers. They have to be good in academics and extra curricular activities and this increases the pressure they are under.
The teachers on their part are also under pressure to give good results by teaching, checking assignments and also devoting time to the school's activities and fulfilling their commitment to their job.
On a basic level, the answer depends on the specific student and teacher.
Really, the student-teacher relationship is meant to be challenging. Learning is never really easy, although it can be fun. Sure, facts can be learned quickly, but to understand the internal mechanisms of different processes and beliefs requires much more than a cursory perspective.
Students struggle to grasp deep ideas from a young age, which is challenging.
Teachers struggle to maintain and deepen their own understanding, AND they must also share and express these knowledges with grips of students who may or may not care.
I would say it is more difficult to be a teacher (from my experiences as a substitute teacher and tutor), although being a student can also be very difficult.
For students who don't care, school is only hard in that they must find ways to eke through without learning anything.
I being a teacher and a student , feel both have their own hardships and also fun part.
For me, being a student was, by far, the most difficult. This is because I, as a Myers-Briggs Personality Type INFJ, I have a learing style that is not really validated in the American public school system, as I experienced it. Also, when one teaches, if he is any good at it, he learns. In other words, a good teacher never stops learning.
If you are a teacher, I should think one wouldn't want to present himself as standing upon a fixed point, the incontestable dispenser of knowledge. That kind of so-called teacher is never any good. Teaching should, at times, be a genuinely revelatory experience for the teacher himself. For example, one often finds that one doesn't think he knows much about something, until he starts explaining it to someone else; and then, all of a sudden, a torrent comes up. He knows much more than he thought he did!
Being a teacher and a student fro the most of my life, it is true to say, that both are challenging and rewarding in their own way, as a teacher you provide the best environment where the learning can take place, as a student you absorb that knowledge, in both roles it is all about sharing and learning....
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