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|Subject: How to Communicate Effectively With a High School Teacher 14/11/2010, 9:14 pm|| |
How to Communicate EffectivelyWith a High School Teacher
Most people think that communicatingwith a professor, especially a high school teacher, is hard. But the truth isthat there are some ways to approach them, being a student. Steps
1. 1Understandthe teachers
. First, understand that teachers, specially those who work inbig, crowded schools, are usually stressed out because of all the number ofkids they have to tell to be quiet and the massive number of work they have tograde, etc. Your main task is understanding that being a teacher is not an easyjob.
2. 2Seekthe best time
. You don't want to talk to your teacher personally orprivately when he or she is in middle of a session, class, or personal time.Teachers are humans like students are, and they need the sufficient time to dowhatever they need to do. Check your teacher's schedule if he or she has thetime to talk with you or ask him/her to make an specific appointment with you.
3. 3Beclear and straight to the point
. Don't mumble or be indecisive on you aregoing to tell them. Most teachers like their students to be as honest andsincere they can be. Be sure to make a point and explain well what you need tosay, otherwise your teachers may lack of time or interest to keep on listeningto you. Remember, teachers are people too.
4. 4Showyour teachers how much you appreciate them
. Everyone likes to beappreciated. Teachers work hard to get information in the heads of the studentsand they not always get a reward for that. Even though you are talking to ateacher whom you hate, you should at least be polite and tell them a smallcompliment like "I liked the Napoleon explanation you gave us in classtoday" or something to recompense them for the hard work.Tips
- Wear a nice smile. A smile works for everyone.
- Flatter them, make them feel that you appreciate the hard work that they give to you.
- Act serious and maturely. Teachers don't like jokers. (This is probably why there are so many people in detention!)
- Many students tend to hate teachers because of the number of work that they unwillingly receive from the teachers. Remember you are trying to talk with them, not to blame them of all 'evil' things they do to students to make students' lives more miserable.