The problem of teacher-student communication is as widely known as the problem of children and parents. Are there any solutions?

Posted by noamn on Jun 29, 2018
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Teacher-Student Relations: Cooperation for Mutual Benefits
There are a lot of rather passionate, persistent, and talented students each year at each university all over the world. They enter favorite educational institutions and feel impatient about future adventures in the world of science. However, one day the teacher comes to the class and starts to read a boring for the audience, old-fashioned theory of the subject even without simple explanations by his/herself. That is the beginning of the end of the story of a once hard working student, who now starts simply pass the test without passion for studying. In order not to experience this example, it is useful to be ready meet different kinds of teachers and know ahead how to deal with each one of them. If you want to know more about students’ life, check out our website
Teacher Classification
It can be very rude to classify specialists of such
respective field as education . Though, the truth is that not all of them are fully devoted to the profession and that influence the students a lot. So, what are the possible variants of university teachers and what are the reasons for their specific features? Have you ever thought about it?
• Too Good for Teaching
There are always some teachers that seem to be angry and unsatisfied with something all the time. Even if students try to behave and display extra respect, they still fly into a passion when anybody tries to ask twice about some specifics of the topic. Do not try to dig deeper asking about the content of the lecture because it is possible that you will be ignored or observed as a not smart person. Maybe that kind of teachers really had bad luck teaching not the most brilliant students in the world, but it does not solve the problem at all, so just do not make the situation worse.
• Job and Nothing More
Students at university, as well as pupils at schools, like interesting, entertaining ways of studying, lectures, and practical classes full of exciting discoveries, but one obstacle can appear – a teacher. Teaching is one of the professions, which we call creative. That means teaching involves not only sharing information but also those extraordinary and effective methods of working with auditory of people, which can be ignored by certain teachers. They are ready to lead lessons, but including of different games and activities are alien for them, so be ready to display the highest level of attention and patience during the lessons with a teacher of this type.
• Dinosaurs
There still exist those types of teachers, who refuse the existence of technologies and believe that forty or fifty years ago the educational system was much better. As a rule, they have deep and structured knowledge of the subject, their achievements in the field of professional teaching are enormous and are respected by colleagues and students. However, for a huge amount of students, it is rather difficult to get used to the rules and the approaches of these teachers.
• Perfectionists
While preparing to the lessons of the teachers of this type, students usually work harder than ever, sometimes even a bit afraid of the future meeting. Always demanding and diligent in their work, the “perfectionists” do not allow even smallest reveal of indifference to their subject, cannot stand laziness and hardly can imagine a more important subject than their own. That is why there is no other way out, except for exhausting preparation. That type of teachers is quietly hated by students because not all of them find that material worth wasting so much time. And that tension in relations is felt rather well, but what is more important – it can influence marks or home tasks, and it does not make any good.
• Rare Professionals
Some of the students are lucky to have one or few true teachers, wise, smart, and passionate about the work they are doing. These teachers can not only provide the students with informative and engaging lessons or lectures but also feel compassion, allow passing missed test or re-do homework. They are the dream for each student because they are fair and professional enough to meet the needs of most of their undergraduates. Mostly they are the legends at the faculty and that friendly attitude helps them to keep doing a good job and not to become disappointed in the chosen profession.
Behavior Strategies
Teacher’s Behavior
Despite the type of teacher that you have to deal with, there are always some useful schemes of behavior that can help to achieve good results: high marks and absence of the conflicts with teachers.
• Listen
As a rule, teachers have to have the same or at least similar requirements for visiting, performing important tasks, etc. Though, it will not be superfluous to ask senior students about your new teacher and get to know about possible difficulties that can appear during the semester. Those conversations can help to understand what type of teacher you have to deal and plan ahead the strategy of work.
• Study
The subject has to be studied and mastered independently of the teacher. There will not be any problems if a student studies persistently and knows the important materials and facts of the topics. Persistent studying cannot be banned by any type of teacher, so the best solution is to do what you have to and do not try to cheat.
• Control
Actually, the only thing you need to control is grades. Of course, they do not play a significant role if we talk about well-learned knowledge and its importance, but still, marks represent how successful the efforts are and what is the teachers' attitude to it. So, if possible, every now and then check those statistics and make conclusions.
• Ask for More
Good relations between a student and a teacher can form if they see each other as colleagues, not the persons of different ranks and abilities. It can be achieved if a student displays a desire to dig deeper into the topic and know something more. That is why asking for some extra information and extra tasks will be the effective way of improving communication, especially if a student cannot succeed in accomplishing some tasks.
Frankly saying, there is no single correct solution to the problem of communication between teachers and students. However, there are always variants that worth trying!

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