A school is a child’s second home, and teachers are second only to parents in importance. Teachers have the ability to influence students, and judging a teacher based on their gender is difficult. After all, a teacher’s worth is determined by how well they teach and guide students.
The profession of teaching is not limited to females. One can say that teaching is seen as a form of nurturing and since it is assumed that nurturing is a woman’s job, a female would make a better teacher than a male. One needs to remember that teaching is not an act of nurturing. A teacher imparts knowledge, critical thinking skills, the ability to distinguish fact from fiction, etc.
Gender does not play a role in education. It is determined by one’s attitude. Isn’t it good teaching when a teacher can talk to their students and explain a concept in a way that ensures the students understand? Isn’t a teacher a good teacher if they can understand and guide a student’s abilities? What distinguishes a female teacher from a male teacher? The answer is nothing.
What one looks for in a teacher is their knowledge and understanding of the subject, the ability to explain topics and resolve queries, understand the psychology of students, and guide the student. As long as a teacher holds these qualities, the gender of the teacher is not of concern. A male teacher can be just as caring as a female counterpart. A female teacher can be as strict as a male teacher. And so on. The dedication and sincerity of a teacher to teach take more priority than their gender.
One thing to keep in mind is that female students might feel more at ease when they have a female teacher, while a male teacher can handle male students better. But, at the end of the day, a good teacher will have the ability to make their students comfortable with them while also being strict on a reasonable level.
To conclude, teaching is a profession that examines factors that exclude gender; it makes no difference whether the person teaching is male or female. We cannot make a decision based on that criterion. All that matters is a teacher’s bond with his or her students and how good they are at their job.