In the last 2019 educator conference, there is a discussion about how teachers should handle their anxiety towards their students. It was a great topic because it caters to educators’ emotional and mental needs in handling classroom uncertainties. But what about the students’ mental and emotional needs at school? Will their teachers be able to provide them the compassion and understanding they deserve? Let’s try to spell out some of the things students want their teachers to understand.
Some students lack participation in the classroom. But that doesn’t mean they do not care about learning anymore. At times, they try to explain themselves, but some teachers wouldn’t listen. These students wish their teachers would have compassion instead of assuming everything they say was only an excuse. Sometimes, when students create mistakes, some teachers try and make it look like a big deal. They call the children lazy, pathetic, and undeserving of their time. Sadly, some of these teachers want the students to try their hardest even if they already did. For some, the kids’ efforts are not enough. With that, some students are afraid to ask their teachers for help whenever they struggle in school. Most teachers fail to see that their students are struggling with all the adjustments. Some teachers fail to see that their students are capable of different things. That if one excels, it does not mean everyone will do the same.
With all these unfortunate instances that students experience, one thing is sure. Teachers are not the only ones struggling with anxiety in the classroom. They are not the only ones dedicating their time, energy, and effort to get things done at school. Therefore, educators must find time to understand what some students are dealing with before they assume and make a bad judgment.