小学老师是在教人,不是在教大学生 (Primary School Teachers Are Teaching Humans, Not Undergrads)

新加坡有一群小学校长认为所有的小学老师都必须大学毕业。
有一位校长说:如果教师口齿不清、语言能力不好,学生会学不好。
这句话听起来好好笑。
我回想起以前教过我的老师,有许多口齿都不是很清、语言能力都不是很好但他们从不放弃学生。
我们可以有很多好的大学毕业的老师但不会遇到很多好老师,特别是在今天“商业化”学校的环境里。
In Singapore, there’s a bunch of primary school principals who support the notion of requiring each and every primary school teacher to have a degree.
A school head honcho was quoted saying: If the teacher’s diction and language ability are not good, the students will not learn anything from him.
WTF. What a joke.
I remembered my teachers who had taught me did not possess solid language foundation or speak Chinese or English very clearly. However, they did not give up on their students, never.
We can have a ton of good graduate teachers but getting a really good teacher is really hard to come by, especially in today’s “business-like” schools.

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