Top 7 Reasons Students Dislike Their Teachers

Top 7 Reasons Students May Dislike their Teachers

Today, we are going to share with you Top 7 Reasons  Students dislike their teachers. As a teacher or lecturer, you might notice that some of your students dislike you.

Well, it may interest you to know that most times the problem is from you the teacher or lecturer not the students

I don’t know how long you searched but I can assure you that is here today with yours answers.

Many teachers today notice that their students dislike them and are bothered about it.

However, it is quite unfortunate that some teachers do not care if the likes or dislikes them.

This is because of there is absence of good communication skills among the teachers.

Some might say that it is not necessary to like your teacher but a student cannot pass a particular without having the passion for the course.

Likeness here, does not mean the student will engage in irrelevant discussions with the teacher.

It is a situation where the students can express themselves without being scared of the teacher.

Today, we will be discussing with you some of the reasons students dislike their teachers. The reasons are as follows :

Making threats to Students:

Some teachers and lecturers often threaten students.

For instance: in some occasions, “You will never pass my course” is what some teachers do yell at their students.

This is very discouraging to students especially to those with low academic performance.

Most times the students give up studying just because of the threat the teacher gave him.

Let me give you an example of what I said above:

There was an engineering student in one university, his father died when he(the student) was writing his project, so the student was unable to meet the deadline.

When he confronted his teacher, told him his predicament and begged for some more time.

The teacher said to him that the death of his father is not enough reason for him to delay completing his project.

He the lecturer went on to threaten him that if his project is not ready by tomorrow, HE WILL NOT PASS THE COURSE.

The pressure was too much on the students that he committed suicide by hanging.

Teachers with Many Rules

Students face many rules in life and you as a teacher will not add to the many rules.

When you give your students so many rules; “don’t do this, don’t do that”, the students sometimes become confused of what to do as a little mistake may result to punishing the students.

In most cases, the students are scared whenever the teacher is teaching thereby he will not focus on what the teacher is teaching.

Students need a bit of freedom, so once in a while give them that freedom, it does not hurt anyone.

Authoritative Teachers

Most teachers think that being authoritative meant running a tight ship and that was the kind of structure students needed as kids, they are wrong.

If you do not believe it, research on those who have studied best possible practices of teaching for decades and found out that being too authoritative is not favorable for a successful teaching and learning.

As a teacher, be friendly with your students, let them approach you free with their problems and solve it for them harmlessly.

Impromptu Tests

Quizzes or tests in general say a little or nothing in learning. Some may doubt this but that is the truth.

Some may claim it is to make the students be at alert and focus on their but you do not know it makes them to dislike you.

An impromptu tests is a mean way of punishing the students and exercise control.

Using impromptu Tests to punish your students will not only make students to dislike but their guardians too.

Confiscating Students Mobile Devices

Well, this is mostly seen in Nigerian secondary schools and some Tertiary institutions.

We are in the 21st century and teachers are still confiscating mobile devices.

We don’t care if the school says devices are banned. Just because some of your leaders are blind doesn’t mean you have to walk into walls.

It is very sad that some secondary school graduates are unable to operate mobile devices in this age of digital learning.

This is one of the reasons Nigerian students cannot compete with students from other developed countries.

The school graduates after their secondary have to enroll for mobile devices tutorial classes outside school so that they could fit into the society.

This is the age of digital learning.. Adapt to it.

Discouraging The Students

Some may be asking is it possible for a teacher to discourage his or her students?

Well, it may interest you to know that most teachers do discourage their students using the academic grade as a weapon of discouragement.

This is mostly found in some Nigerian universities and polytechnics, a lecturer will went as far as telling the students that no matter how they read, they (the students) will never get an ‘A’ in the course.

This is the opposite of what the teachers are supposed to do for the students.

The teachers were supposed to encourage the students to read more and focus in their studies not the other way round.

Reticent Teachers

In some occasions, most teachers are all buttoned-up, not disclosing all the information needed in the course.

As a teacher, if you are reticent, it will  look as if you are hiding something, and students do not like that.

I remember growing up, knowing only my teacher’s name and what he/she looked like. Loosen up, tell them a little about your personal life, bond and connect with them and you will have their hearts.

Let them believe that you witnessed what are teaching them and want them to believe in you and the course.

How do you even expect someone to like you when they do not know anything about you?

Teachers are to avoid these bad qualities that make students dislike them and they will see changes.

This is all we have for you in the Top 7 Reasons Students dislike their teachers.

Thank you for your time, I really hope this article can help as many students as possible.

I still remain your humble friend Mr. Paschal, use the comment section on this post if you have any problems, questions or concerns. I’ll be there to help you in my own little way.

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