Education, though it is said to be a lifelong process, involves a variety and complex set of factors that affect it. While it is true that people learn primarily from their families – parents being the first teachers – and that education can also be caught in the various experiences and undertakings we take in our normal and everyday lives, it cannot be discounted that a big fraction of such education is learned from the schools – the formal schools with the teacher as the chief facilitator of the teaching and learning processes.
Teachers play a vital role in educating people – as pre-schoolers, pupils and students learn formal lessons from the teachers in and at schools.
However, learning at schools is also affected by a variety and as well complex factors which may all positively or negatively influence the learning and the learning phase of every child.
Given the premises above, it should be noted that teachers are not the only contributing factor to a child’s education. Teachers,, together with the family, circle of friends, environment, mass media, financial and cultural backgrounds among all other factors affect the education and learning of an individual.
Teachers should not always be the sole factor to be blamed if the child does not come up to everybody’s expectations as an educated or learned individual. Teachers need not to be in the bad light if a learner cannot comprehend, if a learner cannot perform the fundamental operation or at least answer very simple personal questions.
There are not other factors affecting the development and education of every child….so why is it always the teacher ……Why is it always the teacher’s fault, the teacher’s inability and the teacher’s inefficiency?

By: Elisa O. Violeta | Teacher III | Tomas Pinpin Memorial Elementary School | Abucay, Bataan

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