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In the past, the atmosphere in class was more rigid than it is nowadays. Many teachers taught with a long face, and most students down the stage were quiet. Now in college, you might see the opposite: that the teacher is talking to a massive crowd who barely look at the blackboard, and the whole classroom is like a fair. So is it proper to say that students no longer how teachers as much of their due respect? In my view, this is not true. Students still respect their teachers as they did in the past, but in a different way.
Students showing respect for their teachers many years ago was largely due to their teachers’ strictness and rigor. I heard from my parents that their teachers could sometimes be very serious, and they would get angry for minor mistakes. At times the teachers even beat students, using an elongated ruler to lash those troublemakers’ palms. At that time, the respect for teachers can also be perceived as the fear towards them.
Now thanks to improved teaching policies, teachers do not shout at students or punish them physically anymore. So students no longer have to be afraid of getting scolded or beaten. As a result, some of them have become to behave more “casually.” In college, perhaps nothing would happen if you eat snacks or have little talks in class. This may suggest that students of the present day are not very respectful to their teachers. But in the past, did they truly respect them? I have reservations about that.
And if teachers themselves are good at teaching or are charismatic, students would like them and thus pay respect for them. In contrast, a teacher lacking teaching skills can hardly arouse listeners’ interest. And over time maybe only a few good students will still be listening to his or her class.