THE VALUE OF KNOWLEDGEABLE TEACHERS

My thirteen-year-old son experienced something related to horrendous teaching by a so-called teacher in a science laboratory in a private teaching centre last year. The teacher used the laptop to present a topic on plants. It was a documentary running into thirty minutes. The teacher gave some instructions and helped here and there. Overall, the teaching was a failure even though there was no interference by the teacher except in certain instances. Despite watching the documentary, my son wasn’t satisfied as more questions popped up in his mind and the teacher wasn’t knowledgeable enough to answer his questions on the said topic despite being a degree holder.
 
Knowledgeable teachers are still needed to explain the intricacies of a subject-matter to their charges as they will be able to handle questions from students and deal with them confidently.