WHY TEACHER NOT RESPECTED BY PUPILS? Since of late, the student discipline problems are often debated. After one case, anothercase arose. Current problems are the problems of students do not respect teachers. Theattitude of the students then and now is much different as "heaven and earth". The question iswhy this problem exists now? Students today do not respect teachers because most teachers do not understand theneeds of the learners themselves. Sometimes we hear the students are not able to respect theirteachers, because teachers could not ignore what they want. For example, teachers could notcareless about the subject that they do not understand, the teacher did not careabout marks or test results that they follow, the teacher being no good instruction and effective,the teacher cannot answer those question well, teacher always have a joboutside classroom, and much more to be questioned. These things belong to the needs ofstudents and teachers should be more aware of the problem. In this case, sometimes teachers are also to blame. Teachers also can be no respect forthe students if they have fines or penalties that are too heavy even for a slight offensecommitted. For instance, slapped or kicked teachers of students who just throw garbage in theclassroom. This matter should be prefaced with a reprimand and the warning to thestudent first. If students making noise in class, the teacher can reprimand the membereffectively, or even ask the student to apologize or mistakes. Caning can be doneon heavy offense or offenses committed over and over. Teachers themselves are considered
not to respect the students if they did not go to class to teach, but to chat with colleagues or usethe phone too long. At this time the student teacher is critical in assessing whether they needto respect the teachers who too often ignore their class or otherwise. Teachers and teaching are important aspects of teaching and learning. Good teacherscan change student’s perception of a subject. If a teacher failed to provide effective instruction,they will easily get bored in class and started behaving like chat does not respect teachers anddisrupt classes. To change the perceptions of students, teachers need to play the role of thestudents love and more attention in class teaching. Therefore, teachers should always beproactive and take the initiative to try and increase their skills and produce effective teachingtechniques to attract students, and at the same time meet the needs of the syllabus. Accordingto Prettyman(1996), creativity is an important teacher in teaching and learning. Deep interestand enthusiasm in the teachers help students accelerate the process of appreciation. Forexample, teachers should not think to learn a subject is a simple matter and let the studentsread and understand it. Teachers must have the ability to attract students to comprehend theevents that students can really feel an event. Guidance and encouragement from teachers tostudents is important so that students can participate in classroom activities. This view is alsosuggested by Mike, who stated that: "... teachers are the decisive element in theclassroom. Teachers posses the power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. Teachers canbe an instrument of torture to Inspiration or a childs Motivation to learn ``.Teachers should usevarious techniques to motivate students while teaching and learning. Teachers play a role as a"model student" in class. Students are easily controlled if teachers know how to chooseappropriate activities, conduct two-way teaching and learning, understanding the needs of theindividuals in the class and the strengthening of activities based on student ability. According to(Charles, 1985) teachers should help students in the development of meaningful learning. This
is consistent with Gardner (1986) who argues that students have multiple intelligences that needto be developed by teachers and practiced by the students. In the old days parents so close relationship with teachers. They always send"greetings". Now in this modern age, this condition no longer exists. In the past, parents alwayssaid the teacher was in the right side if they penalize and spank their children. At the presenttime the situation is much different. Instead of teachers who are blamed if they fine and caningstudents. For parents today, they are more favourable to their children and blame theteachers. Parents are now more pampering in the days of our children. If there are effects ofred-scratches and abrasions on the body of children, they will immediately attack the schoolwithout checking first. Growth factors also influence the thinking of the students now. In the past the teacher isthe only source of knowledge compared with modern times this sophisticated. Currentlystudents can obtain knowledge from other sources. Knowledge can be acquired from varioussources such as from newspapers, television and the latest one is through the internet. So itsno surprise that at the present time the students about respect for the teachers at school. Someof them are of the opinion that they are more knowledgeable than the teachers. For this reasonrespect for teachers now reduced. Teachers are increasingly shaky position in todays society is one cause. In the past theteacher is a profession that is respected by the community. If there is any event in a villageteachers were playing a major role. Former teachers will sit in the front row and hold important
positions in the village. Times have changed. At this time places the teacher in the past havebeen taken over by corporate leaders, headman and politicians. This is why respect for theteachers to be somewhat less. Teaching profession is a noble profession. But now, is as if viewed as a secondchoice. Positions of teachers in society need to be restored flat. In this way alone can bringawareness to the students to return to respect the teachers.