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Have you ever noticed that teachers and professors often treat honor students mo

  1. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 5 years ago

    Have you ever noticed that teachers and professors often treat honor students more

    respectfully and preferentially than those who are just average students?  In the academic arena,  honor students are often accorded more respect and receive more positive treatment from teachers and professors than their counterparts who are just average students.  Honor students are set up as the example to other students as to what to be and aspire to.

  2. 910chris profile image79
    910chrisposted 5 years ago

    Yes, i do remember seeing that in high school. It was not that bad though, as the favoriteism usually went towards the best looking kids in school. Which I didn't mind.
    So I think a better question would be, "ever notice how good looking people get all the breaks, they get better positions in a compan, a better office. The list goes on and there are multiple studies on this subject as well that prove it. Better looking people actually get more attention than honor students, or people in general.

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, better looking people often get some sumptuous breaks.  It seems like we are in junior high again.   Some people seem to NEVER grow up!

  3. Patty Inglish, MS profile image93
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 5 years ago

    That did not happen to my group of Honors Students in middle school and high school. We were treated as other students were treated and this continued into college.

  4. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image84
    BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 5 years ago

    My daughter is 18 and she just started college. In high school she made high honors and was a member of the National Honor Society.

    Definitely the principal in particular and the teachers treated her differently than your average student. It's all about mutual respect. In my opinion, honor students are more likely to treat others with respect. That is what I have personally observed. Pay back. Why shouldn't the school staff prefer students who attempt to excel, don't cause trouble, and show others respect?

    I must say I'm very glad my daughter hung out with like-minded individuals in high school. It made my job a whole lot easier.

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      My dear sir, I totally concur with your statement.

  5. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 5 years ago

    yes i have noticed it. it makes sense in a way because these teachers probably feel that they are the cause, at least partially for the students success. when i was in school, i honestly didn't care because i realized that how well i did in school wasn't irrelevant to the person i was. i don't blame the teachers for treating these students a bit better, it's human nature to want to see your efforts become a success.

  6. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    Yes. And it's because they have grasped the teacher's attention in a positive manner. I expect for it to happen in classes.

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    Garifaliaposted 5 years ago

    I want to believe that most of us don't do it intentionally. It just comes out of happiness for those who tried and triumphed. I ask for forgiveness from those I may have hurt but it was unintentional. The truth is, I catch myself wondering at every lesson whether I paid more attention to certain students than to others.

    When you become an honour student it is such a big deal that you (teacher) feel it is a natural consequence to congratulate that student and ask him/her for his/her advice in order to help others.

    Of course, that does not mean we (the teachers) should neglect others. Each person is unique and functions differently. We are all obliged to remember and respect that. Besides paying too much attention to the people who don't need it that much is uneducational.

  8. jennzie profile image82
    jennzieposted 5 years ago

    My boyfriend was a pretty troubled kid in high school (I didn't know him at this time), and one day he had done something particularly bad, but he wasn't able to be expelled from the school because he was in the 'gifted' program... well, at least that's what he told me. I found this pretty strange, since I didn't realize that there were schools where you could avoid expulsion just by being in that type of program.

  9. theliz profile image59
    thelizposted 5 years ago

    As a teacher it can be hard to separate personal feelings and inclinations from your professional persona.  Most likely because (IMHO) teaching is such a personal profession.  You spend more time with your students than any one else during the day so it's natural.  I like to think (in my own Polyanna way) that teachers respect the intellectual process and have a love for learning, therefore they are more likely to appreciate those students who seem to share that love and respect.  It's more interesting to engage on a level beyond the basic teacher/student interaction (academically speaking ) with someone who seems to appreciate it.  Not fair maybe, but someone once told me fair isn't getting the same as everyone else, it's knowing that you will get what you need when you need it, just as others have.

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Totally agree with you!