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When I was in school and even now in the workplace I'm realising that in life it is far more important to be liked and popular than it is to be respected and focused on your job. Anyone who is considered 'strict' in this country is looked down on and told to chill out and loosen up. Why is this?

For example in other countries teachers are professional and you don't go to school to make friends with the teachers, you go to school to learn. The teachers teach. Whereas here they seem to be more interested in joining students cliques and being liked (popular) than being respected. It seems that if a teacher is liked she/ he is deemed good regardless of what or how much she/ he actually teaches the students.

Anyone else feel more comfortable with strict teachers and prefer the teachers to just teach and leave socialising to the students?

*Anticipates Hitler comments* but seriously why is that we stand here complaining about our social problems and lack of respect for people in authority and then encourage our teachers to act like one of the students?
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Mmm, I certainly do. :sexface:
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Well... It's useful if the teacher is amiable and creates a pleasant working environment.

I genuinely think it's possible to be a good teacher as well as a good - but still distant, in terms of involving themselves - friend. My maths teacher is a prime example of that.
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Like my teachers to avoid BDSM in the classroom.
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If they're female, wearing glasses and have some cleavage on show, yes.

Old man on the other hand, no.
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I think a balance can be made between the two, they aren't mutually exclusive. I worked as a teaching assistant for two years and I was pretty popular with the students, at first they thought this meant they could get away with breaking the rules but that's when 'serious' mode comes in and you follow through with punishments. It's all about consistency really and everyone knowing their place. Teachers aren't robots and should be able to be themselves. If you can get on with your students then great, just don't let them walk all over you.
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My maths *shudders* thinks he is the worlds funniest man. He thinks he got 'swag' and spikes his hair up and even inequality signs , yes you heard maths symbols get spiky hair. my old teacher was the worlds strictest teacher but she got me a 7a in sats year nine and my target for year 10 was A. Thanks to spiky im on a D level with exams on monday. Strict teachers all the way!!
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gotta love a good spanking
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I don't really care if they are strict or not, a teacher's worth is valued by how much they can teach you.

For example, last years Spanish teacher was not strict at all, he tried to be but just failed, and he was a horrible teacher, complete waste of time.

This years english teacher isn't strict either, but he knows how to teach a class, and thats the difference.
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Strict teachers are good at getting you your grades but the best teachers are the ones who "mingle" with the students but maintain that level of respect, I.e. They're "safe tingz" xD
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it's not whether they're strict or not, it's whether they can control a class... and still be firm when necessary. i hat ethe teacher that try to be all "down with the kids" and cool, they are a complete waste of space, they're more concerned about being liked than actually getting you a decent grade.

the ones that can't control you are a mess, i feel sorry for them in some ways but if you aren't kept in line then you do just chat and mess about and although its fun at the time... it's not so fun when things actually matter and you've realised you kinda need to get a good grade/work hard...

the ones that are overly strict and nasty are just boring and you don't learn because you don't concentrate.

the ones that are hopeless teacher never get any respect

the teachers that respect you and you respect back are the best, because although they aren't overly pally, they can be a laugh and kind etc. but also push you. you can have a chat with them if you have to stay in their room after school etc. and they can also keep you in line and if one of the kids goes too far they aren't scared to punish them, but they don't punish the WHOLE class (which never works, just makes you resent the teacher, not the pupil) and they don't hold a grudge. my old english teacher was like this, she was really nice and funny, great teacher and really clever.





this is all from lower school btw, in college most teachers are like the last example
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Absolutely. Teachers that try to be "down with the kids" drive me mental. Saying that, I didn't like the teachers who were strict AND evil - just the ones who were firm, no-nonsense, and actually got on with the teaching rather than trying to win the popularity pageant. I.e. the ones who had some self-esteem and didn't try to get it by having lots of kids want to be their friend. Those teachers are just as bad as the ones who are unnecessarily strict - both are equally insecure.
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Mmm I like them strict :sexface:

Actually I think teachers that are strict get you the better results - for instance, if you know a teacher is a soft $hite, then you know you're not going to get a) A b0llocking or b) Severe punishment for not doing some work.

I've found being scared of a teacher helps too, because you want to keep in their good books. My Spanish teacher a few years back now was very shouty and could make me $hit me pants, so I stayed alert in class so not to get caught out and did me homework the best I could = getting an A in Spanish.
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From the replies here it sounds like the students have the upper had in determining how teachers should behave. Isn't this a recipe for disaster? Letting students take control and determine how teachers should teach? No wonder kids today have lost all respect for authority.
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I prefer a strict teacher because you wont have the fear of not doing your work when given. At the time in may seem cool but it all catches up with you when it comes to exams. I'd rather work my ass of learning it in one go and get A*s in all my A levels then having to try and re learn everything during the end because I had a teacher who was laid back
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Yes i personally do. In my geography class there were 4 girls who would just text of their blackberrys all lesson and talk. For some reason the teachers did nothing about this.

3 of the girls had to drop geography after AS due to poor marks. I'm sure they'd have like the teacher to be more strict with them looking back.
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(Original post by FrostyLemon)
I think a balance can be made between the two, they aren't mutually exclusive. I worked as a teaching assistant for two years and I was pretty popular with the students, at first they thought this meant they could get away with breaking the rules but that's when 'serious' mode comes in and you follow through with punishments. It's all about consistency really and everyone knowing their place. Teachers aren't robots and should be able to be themselves. If you can get on with your students then great, just don't let them walk all over you.
Surely a contradiction in terms?

Aren't you ever worried though that by letting students dictate how the teachers teach we lose discipline and respect for authority?
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(Original post by Bellissima)
it's not whether they're strict or not, it's whether they can control a class... and still be firm when necessary. i hat ethe teacher that try to be all "down with the kids" and cool, they are a complete waste of space, they're more concerned about being liked than actually getting you a decent grade.

the ones that can't control you are a mess, i feel sorry for them in some ways but if you aren't kept in line then you do just chat and mess about and although its fun at the time... it's not so fun when things actually matter and you've realised you kinda need to get a good grade/work hard...

the ones that are overly strict and nasty are just boring and you don't learn because you don't concentrate.

the ones that are hopeless teacher never get any respect

the teachers that respect you and you respect back are the best, because although they aren't overly pally, they can be a laugh and kind etc. but also push you. you can have a chat with them if you have to stay in their room after school etc. and they can also keep you in line and if one of the kids goes too far they aren't scared to punish them, but they don't punish the WHOLE class (which never works, just makes you resent the teacher, not the pupil) and they don't hold a grudge. my old english teacher was like this, she was really nice and funny, great teacher and really clever.

this is all from lower school btw, in college most teachers are like the last example
So it's up to the teacher to make it interesting and nice for the student and the student has the upper hand? This summarises everything that is wrong with British youth today.
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When I was in school and even now in the workplace I'm realising that in life it is far more important to be liked and popular than it is to be respected and focused on your job. Anyone who is considered 'strict' in this country is looked down on and told to chill out and loosen up. Why is this?

For example in other countries teachers are professional and you don't go to school to make friends with the teachers, you go to school to learn. The teachers teach. Whereas here they seem to be more interested in joining students cliques and being liked (popular) than being respected. It seems that if a teacher is liked she/ he is deemed good regardless of what or how much she/ he actually teaches the students.

Anyone else feel more comfortable with strict teachers and prefer the teachers to just teach and leave socialising to the students?

*Anticipates Hitler comments* but seriously why is that we stand here complaining about our social problems and lack of respect for people in authority and then encourage our teachers to act like one of the students?
I like strict teachers to an extent, but not overly strict. I don't mind being a bit social, but the teachers should push the students as much as possible.
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I prefer a teacher that I can talk to casually but we all know when not to cross the line.

Teachers which were overly strict... I sometimes purposely annoyed them to get a reaction, but I know what you mean however when their strict your sometimes to shy or scared to tell them when you don't understand
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