Teachers have the biggest impact on student performance outside of their parents. Are local teachers doing enough to help our students succeed?.
Unfortunately in the Bahamas it seems the average student is performing rather poorly. We know that many parents are failing their kids, but what about teachers?
One Teacher recently shed a harsh light on what could be going wrong with teachers in a series of questions posted in the Bahamas supergroup HeadKnowles.
10 Questions For Bahamian Teachers At End Of School Year
- Did you really teach this year or were you on your phone on WhatsApp or Facebook?
- Did you come to school everyday and on time or did you use all of the government's call in and sick days?
- Did you give your students help where they needed it or did you say if you get it you get it?
- did you mark those students books to see what needed to be re-taught, or did you just continue on your merry way?
- Did you go outside of what you are paid to do and feed the hungry children so they could focus and try to learn?
- Did you group your students and teach them in their group
- Did you build a relationship with your students?
- Did you stop to think about the many issues that may have caused Johnny not to understand your lessons
- Did you give both The Bahamian and Haitian students a fair opportunity to excel?
- Did you do the government work or did you spend more time selling your products?
Very poignant questions that seem to shed commentary on some of the worst behavior among some teachers. Another teacher did point out to me that this was not the majority or even most teachers, but the very worst.
Administrators and ministry of education have to take steps to ensure all teachers are doing what they should. We simply can't afford to have terrible teachers when so many parents are already falling down.
– Talk Bahamas
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