Professors should teach and not mock.
There are tons of professors out there that never do what they have to do, which is simple, to teach. And, obviously, that involves INTERACTING with the students, UNDERSTANDING them for how they learn, and being PATIENT with every one of them.
Do not let your students feel like they know nothing. THEY ARE STUDENTS, and of course, THEY ARE STILL IN THE PROCESS OF LEARNING NEW THINGS that YOU, as a professor, SHOULD BE TEACHING.
I’m a college graduate, which means, I’ve been handled by a lot of different kinds of professors, some of them do their jobs, and most of them let their students do their job. Which is kinda annoying, of course.
HOW DO YOU EXPECT YOUR STUDENTS LEARN IF YOU’RE JUST SITTING THERE, SAYING HOW IGNORANT YOUR STUDENTS ARE BECAUSE OF THE THINGS THEY STILL DON’T KNOW? Instead of saying all of those awful things, WHY NOT TEACH THEM INSTEAD?
For instance, during a presentation or a report.. you assigned your student to research for a certain topic for him to discuss in front of the class. Little did you know, he spent hours to prepare for that report, plus, he finds it hard to speak in front of an audience, but he stood there in front of the whole class, did his best to present what he spent the whole night into just finish what you assigned him to do.. AND, JUST BECAUSE HE MISUNDERSTOOD A CERTAIN PART OF THE REPORT, YOU WILL MOCK HIM? CALL HIM STUPID? SAY RUTHLESS WORDS? SAY THAT HE NEVER DID HIS BEST?
Professors should understand that they are teaching people who still might not understand deep words, or complex things. That’s why you, as a teacher, must make them learn.
To be a teacher doesn’t mean you’re superior. You must make yourself an open door for your students to feel free and explore the knowledge that you’ve got inside of you.
Note: This blog post is not based on my personal experience, and is not intended to pinpoint and offend certain people that I know of. These are just my observations of the past, as well as the present situations. Thank you!