Are we living in a world that speaks about equality?
Is gender-biased society that we are looking for?
The answer is NO. There is no way we would consider professionals better just based on gender. For many decades now, women take up teaching as a profession. Teaching is about imparting knowledge in the best way possible. As a teacher, one must be able to pour knowledge in such a way that it gets concrete. Students should enjoy the way teachers teach.
There are some facts and some assumptions regarding male and female teachers.
- Assumptions: It is assumed that female teachers are better teachers. They teach with depth and clears concepts. They are believed to be calm and cool by nature. They can deal with patience with the students. Students feel comfortable when the teacher is female.
- Facts: To some extent if we can believe that females don’t lose temper that easily but again, it cannot be generalized. It is found that most females love teaching and they are into the profession mostly by choice. Females are expressive hence they show their likes and dislikes easily. The most appreciable characteristic of a female is that they are multi-tasking. They can handle the class, teach, pay attention to each one, care and empathize with the students.
- Assumptions: We often relate male teachers with strictness. We have a feeling that they are not so cool teachers. Male teachers easily get nasty in the class. They cannot tolerate any obvious misbehavior but then they react vigorously at that moment. Students may not be comfortable having a male teacher around. They don’t have ‘LET GO’ attitude in them. Their degree of severity in giving punishment is higher.
- Facts: Nowadays it is seen that male teachers are easy-going and cool people. They don’t get easily annoyed. At times they do get friendly with students and allow them better learning scopes. Most of the male teachers are not short-tempered and they try their best to cope with student’s behavior unless it is beyond the limit.
After all, let’s come back to our point. Does gender play a role in becoming a better teacher?
We believe what plays a major role in becoming a better teacher is their experience. A teacher that has dedicated his/her life in teaching a subject has learned much from it. Every time they teach a concept to students, they discover something new. Hence let’s take into account the number of years he/she has given in imparting knowledge.
Another factor that holds importance is the willingness to teach. It is possible that in the beginning, teaching was fun and exciting. Gradually with the time passing by, it may become boring. So when teaching becomes just a profession to a teacher; it is that point when they come, inefficient teacher. The spark of teaching and spreading the light of knowledge should remain ignited. It is then only he/she can give 100% to students.
Hence we do not believe in judging teachers based on their gender. It is all about loving yourself as a teacher and getting bonded with students.