What we need from our teachers

Teachers have a chance to make a positive difference in a child’s life. But in order to do this, they must know what matters most to the children.
L-R ( Top row): Manzi, Iradukunda, Ntwali,Ishimwe, Uwase. L-R ( Bottom row): Wihogora, Keza, Ishimwe,  Ngoga,Uwamahoro.
L-R ( Top row): Manzi, Iradukunda, Ntwali,Ishimwe, Uwase. L-R ( Bottom row): Wihogora, Keza, Ishimwe, Ngoga,Uwamahoro.

Teachers have a chance to make a positive difference in a child’s life. But in order to do this, they must know what matters most to the children. Martin Bishop asked children of Remera Protestant  Primary School what they need from their teachers:

I wish our teachers greet us in the morning each day and send us off with a “see you tomorrow”. Instead of starting with ‘open your textbook on page…and end with ‘you will see me if you don’t do your homework’.

Manzi Mucyo Philemon
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Some teachers are jealous. For instance, if your father is a minister, whenever you do something wrong they say, “…just because you are a minister’s kid…or just because your dad is rich…” It makes one feel guilty of who they are.

 Iradukunda Yves

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Some teachers are like soldiers on duty – they never smile. I wish our teachers would smile more often and even tell us some jokes.

Ntwali Kevin
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Some teachers have favouritism. Sometimes no matter how many times you put up your hand when they ask a question they’ll always pick the same kids.

Ishimwe Patience Louis
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A good teacher should know their students family lives very well. For instance, some orphans get hurt when a teacher tells them things like, “Tell your father or mother to buy you this or that.”

Uwase Cynthia

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Sit and talk with me privately, even if it is just for a second. It makes me feel that they care. There are things I can’t tell my teachers in front of other kids but would like to talk about in private.

Wihogora Uwase Phiona
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I wish teachers tried to be our friends. It would be easy for us to learn and share with them whatever we go through.

Keza Bisous Lisiam
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A good teacher should help children who are not so bright in class instead of making them feel bad about themselves.

Ishimwe Samuel

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I love it when my teacher calls me by my name; it shows that he knows me personally.

Ngoga Martin

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Teachers always demand for our attention but never give us any. Children also need teachers’ attention sometimes, because we also have things to say.

Uwamahoro Belyse
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I wish my teacher would ask about my weekend – the things I did, games I played, or how my holiday was. It shows that they care about my life.

Mbonyinshuti Erwin
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I wish my teacher wouldn’t mistake shy children for being stupid. They should instead help them in all possible ways. Hirwa Aime

Serge

 

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