Teacher’s interview

12 September Teachers interview The teacher has been teaching for almost 8 years. Hehas done Bachelor in Administration.
1st Question: Teacher’s Answer
My philosophy about the guidance of children’s behavior in the classroom is that it is consistent with the behavior of the teacher. When the teacher is teaching some quality-stuff, children find interest in the topic and pay attention. On the other hand, when the teacher is just passing time and not really delivering any knowledge, children lose focus and start gossiping with one another.
My Response
I think my teacher is right in his analysis of the relationship between a teacher’s and children’s behavior and how the former guides the latter. I second my teacher because I have personally felt that the behavior of students fundamentally depends upon that of the teacher. The teacher is the leader of the ship. If he knows his work, the ship will reach the destination, otherwise it can lose track.
2nd Question: Teacher’s Answer
Guidance, discipline, and punishment are three points on a continuum with the guidance being on one extreme, discipline in the middle, and punishment being on the other extreme. Guidance means telling children what to do, when to do, why and how to do. Discipline means establishing rules and telling children to follow them or bear the effects of noncompliance. Punishment means discouraging wrong behavior by putting the child in an uncomfortable or inconvenient position in some way, like hitting or fining.
My Response
I slightly disagree with the teacher that guidance, discipline, and punishment have to be on the same continuum but at different points. I think discipline comes first because the rules are the first to be established. Guidance is just helping children to follow the rules whereas punishment is the liabilities they have to face when they don’t comply with rules. So discipline basically lays the basis of guidance as well as punishment depending upon what the child demands.
3rd Question: Teacher’s Answer
I don’t believe in punishing students until it is inevitable. I tell the students my rules and guide them in following the rules. Mostly I guide because that enables me to build a rapport with my students so that they become obedient.
My Response
I agree to the teacher that punishment should be the last resort. A teacher should make every possible effort to avoid that. A teacher should first establish the rules and then guide the students so that they can follow them. This develops association between the teacher and the students and has a positive impact on the environment within the classroom.
4th Question: Teacher’s Answer
When the student is cheating upon you.
My Response
I think punishment is justified when all other ways of correcting the student’s inappropriate behavior have proved ineffective. For me, cheating is just as intolerable as any other inappropriate behavior like making noise.
5th Question: Teacher’s Answer
Not much really. I was disciplining and guiding the children from the day one.
My Response
I agree that it should not take a beginner teacher long to learn how to discipline and guide the children since these are the fundamentals of the art of teaching.