Category: Teacher Diaries

Why Kids Lie, and Why It’s Difficult to Detect their Lies

  1. Why Kids Lie, and why it’s difficult to detect their lies
    By Ahmad Amirali

‘Sir, I will not come to school because I am not feeling well’, ‘Sir, my monthly evaluations are going to start so I will not come in today’s class’, ‘Sir, my aunt, passed away, I will not come today’. These are the messages which I normally received by an absentee. Although, I eventually find out that all these were excuses (lies) when the absent students’ deceased aunt called me to inform about her nephew’s (my student) cello classes. The cello sessions were the reason behind his skipping my classes but why he lied about it? Instead, he can share the real reason and we might sort out the middle way. What makes him think that I would rather lie to my sir instead of being truthful. Continue reading “Why Kids Lie, and Why It’s Difficult to Detect their Lies”

Reflection Diaries: Am I Indeed a Bad Teacher?

Reflection Diaries: Am I Indeed a Bad Teacher?
By Ahmad Amirali

Today, when I finished teaching my classes, a thought struck my mind, am I truly a good teacher? What makes me a good teacher? I started my reality checklist; are my lessons plans submitted on time? Are my students happy with me and my teaching? Are students’ parents satisfied with me? Is my school management confident with me? However, this checklist unable to prove that I am a good teacher? I always think that if my students love my teaching and engage in my planned activities and lessons, then it means I achieve my goals to become a good teacher. Today, the question is not how good I am in my teaching; the problem is how bad I am in the eyes of my students? But why my students would see me as a bad teacher? Continue reading “Reflection Diaries: Am I Indeed a Bad Teacher?”