Old Teacher vs New Teacher

How have teachers changed from the past to the present?

Appearance

In the past, teachers had the belief that you should never smile until Christmas. But modern teachers try harder to connect with their students. That’s not to say that older teachers don’t care, it just means that they have a different way of showing it. They were strict and most don’t play games whereas modern teachers are more approachable and interested in the connecting with their learners.

Discipline

Teachers in the past were strict disciplinarians with many using physical punishment to control their classes. Modern teachers rely on more advanced classroom management techniques to control their classes.

Parent/Teacher Relationships

When looking at the past it feels like there was a greater sense of respect for educators. These days however many parents will contact and complain to teachers about their child’s progress at school. The blame it seems falls on the teacher to do their job in stead of on the parents’ responsibility to prepare their child for class.

Teaching Philosophy

Teachers in the past use to believe that students should sit on their own and memorize content for tests. Modern teachers use more varied techniques to test a variety of skills.

Conclusion

Teaching has evolved a lot in the past few decades and with computers and online teaching reaching new heights, we are sure to see an Educational Renaissance in the near future.

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