It pays to seek help from your teachers

May 17, 2018

Shepparton High School Year 12 student Mustafa Abbassi.

By Mustafa Abbassi

The discussion concerning the relationship between students and teachers is vital to contemporary adolescent society.

Teachers play an important role in the trajectory of students throughout the formal schooling experience.

Although most research regarding teacher-student relationships investigates the elementary years of schooling, teachers have the unique opportunity to support students’ academic and social development at all levels of schooling. Many students assume that teachers are there to make your day worse.

I mean let’s face it. Without our teachers there would be no homework and extra activities to be completed out of class.

For some students, this may be a great thing, however for others who want to achieve high outcome scores, it isn’t so efficient.

When a teacher passes out homework or activities, the students are expected to complete the tasks.

During primary school years, there would be about one sheet of homework per week, but as students’ mental capacity develops, the teaching styles and the level of knowledge that must be taught should also increase.

It is also expected of students to adapt to high levels of learning criteria in order to cope with their senior years.

For instance, if a student is currently doing VCE in Year 11, they will have most likely realised that there is a big gap between the level of studying in Year 10 and Year 11.

Now, the teachers aren’t to be blamed for this, they are simply fulfilling their duties in order to help you with future life in the workforce.

Another point is that many students do not seek help from teachers.

This may be due to lack of confidence or fear of the teacher getting annoyed with them.

A teacher’s role is to help students with any issues, whether it may be educational or personal.

Students should not feel they are dumb if they ask a question numerous times.

That’s what teachers are there for.

To teach. To help.

Mustafa Abbassi is in Year 12 at Shepparton High School.

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