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Teenagers’ Reflections on What They Like About Their Teachers

Teenagers’ Reflections on What They Like About Their Teachers

Adolescences seem to have a variety of opinions relative to their experiences with teachers. This article focuses on the positive experiences teens’ encountered with their teachers.  Teachers play an important part of teens’ lives and teachers have a great influence on teens’ lives in positive and negative manners. It’s critical for teachers to invest words of encouragement instead of discouragement in teens’ lives. Teachers are great assets to teens, society, and should never neglect to build a strong professional relationship with their teens. We must help youngsters through their adolescents’ years.

Listed below are teens’ reflections relative to the following questions.

What do you like about teachers?

John’s Reflections:

  1. I like when they help you
  2. I like when they are cool
  3. I like funny teachers
  4. I like when a teacher let you use her phone in the class room
  5. When they let you play games
  6. When we watch movies
  7. When they tell you jokes
  8. When they are serious-minded

Davison’s Reflection:

  1. When teachers  are willing to help you
  2. When teachers  want you to learn
  3. You can turn to teachers for advice
  4. When they are role model’s

Christin’s Reflections:

  1. I like teachers who sit down with you when you need help
  2. When they like to make their classes fun and enjoyable
  3.  I like when they have a special relationship with students

Courtney’s Reflections:

  1. That some teachers take late work and you points
  2. They’re someone you can turn to if you need too
  3. Teachers are honest, and you can trust most of them
  4. They give good advice
  5. Teachers want to help teenagers
  6. When they don’t yell at me

LaToya’s Reflections:

  1. When they control their attitude
  2. Help keep me out of trouble
  3. When they are cool
  4. When they have a good relationship with teenagers
  5. Whey they help students

Haley’s Reflections:

  1. I like teachers that are there to help teens
  2. I like when they make sure you understand your work
  3. I like when teachers communicate with you
  4. I like when they are there to help you
  5. I like when teachers are lenient about work because it’s easier to get it done if you have plenty of time

Ashley’s Reflections:

  1. I like most of the teachers because they will understand and read their students
  2. I love that some will help you and give you advise on certain things
  3. Especially when they make a real relationship with their students having them to feel safe


It was very interesting to listen to the teenagers’ reflections on what they liked about teachers. It was a pleasure and honor to have a fantastic dialog with young people.  The most reoccurring statements teens liked about their teachers were when teachers took the time to help, give advice, and built a relationship with the students.

Listed below are recommendations for anyone involved in the lives of teenagers, especially teachers, social workers and youth workers.

  1. Take time to help teenagers with their needs
  2. Build a strong professional relationship with the teens
  3. Be aware of the teens’ behavior because they could be experiencing problems at home or with peers
  4. Give the teens good advice that will help them for a life time
  5. Understand what youngsters are facing on their life’s journey
  6. Make the classroom fun, enjoyable and a very serious environment for the teens to learn.
  7. Find someone else to help the teens if you lack the time
  8. Never yell at your students but speak with a firm and caring heart
  9. Communicate to the teenagers your classroom rules and preserve them throughout the year
  10. Speak words of affirmation to the teenagers

Life is never simple for adolescences and the challenges teenagers face are opportunities for everyone to make a difference in their lives. Youngsters should never feel emptiness because no one cares about them. Let’s shower teenagers with unconditional love to foster success as they face life’s challenges.

Written by: Billy J. Strawter, Sr.

© 2012 EnviCare Consulting, Inc.               All Rights Reserved

What Students Dislike About School In Their Own Words

Listed below are issues that teens are facing in school. The magnitude of the issues they are facing is alarming. Teens are very stressed out in school which hinders their ability to perform. This is a reflection of the challenges that families are facing in society. This makes it more challenging for teachers to teach.

What do you dislike about your school? (In their own words.)

  1. When people talk about me behind my back
  2. When people who make fun of other people
  3.  When people are messing with me
  4. Too many people fighting in school
  5. People hitting others get on my nerve
  6. When people say something about me I didn’t do it
  7. When I must comply with dress code at school
  8. I get angry when people tell someone else something I said and switch the words
  9. I hate that my mom don’t trust met
  10. I hate girls who think they are better than everyone else
  11. When people lie about me
  12. When people talk too much
  13. When people bully others
  14. When people talk a lot but don’t show actions
  15. When people act fake
  16. When people act tough
  17. People being mean to others
  18. When girls think they are cute
  19. The uniforms are ugly
  20. People who think they are better than others
  21. People who change negative for other people
  22. Boys and girls who can’t get over things
  23. Childish people
  24. Teachers who are slow
  25. People who get angry over dumb things
  26. People who judge you when you are dressed a certain way
  27. When people are hypocritical
  28.  When people are your friends and the next minute they are not
  29. People who are childish and interrupting

You hear so much in the news about public school systems failing to prepare students for the next level but you don’t hear very much about parents’ role in preparing their children for school .

Parents, you have the power to teach your child so he/she will be prepared to learn in school and how to deal with life issues. You are better equipped than teachers to give your child the skills to learn and retain information during the early years of his/her life.  You must prepare them before they start to school which help the teachrs to perform their job better.

You must work hard to provide your child with the tools needed to be successful. Why is it important? The list above gives you an idea of the things they will face in school as well in life. Your investment will make a major difference in your child’s life. Get involved with their school and get to know their teachers. Teach your child the basic skills he/she needs such as reading, oral and written communication.

Written by Mr. Wisdom


(c) 2010 EnviCare Cosnulting, Inc All Rights Reserved Worldwide


List of Factors That Influence Teens’ Negative Behavior

Listed below are several factors that contribute to the negative behavior of teenagers. It’s important to understand these factors in order to properly respond to their issues. These factors were identified and discussed during a workshop with teachers. The more we understand the negative behavior of children and teenagers, we will have gain sufficient knowledge to teach them how to deal with life’s issues.

Responses to question why do students get in trouble?

  1. Peer pressure
  2. Lack of good decision making skills
  3. Poor home environment
  4. Lack of attention
  5. Lack of skills to perform specific tasks
  6. Lack of parental supervision and involvement
  7. Lose-lose situations no matter how hard they try
  8. Lack of motivation
  9. No way out of their situation

Society needs to work together to help our children and teens to fill the void they have in their lives. The family is the heart of society. Parents have the power to influence and impact the hearts of their children to make right choices.  Parents must do everthing within their power to help their teens to overcome the negative behavior. Those of us in the profession of providing services to families can equip parents with additional tools needed to ensure the success of their children.

Written by Mr Wisdom

(c) 2010 EnciCare Consulting, Inc.  All Rights Reserved Worldwide