Teacher’s Pet: the Benefits
The phrase “teacher’s pet” is in most instances defined as students to whom teachers show special favour. However, other than the special favours evident to the wider class population, which usually entails the allotment of responsibilities and a flurry of kind words, does being a teacher’s pet yield benefits outside of the class room? Come on ya’ll, not that type of benefits, as in, benefits towards self development and educational opportunities.
Well let’s see.
These students are in most cases very close to the teachers. They are always having ‘small talk’ after classes and or in their offices whenever the opportunity presents itself. This relationship will result in teachers giving these students invaluable advice about being successful in the teacher’s subject area, about the availability of grants, scholarships, internships and any other opportunities, which students are not aware of.
In addition, teachers pets are usually first choice when it comes to selecting student representatives to attend functions, and in getting recommendations from teachers. Teachers are less likely to write letters of recommendation for students whose characters are unknown to them, as all they will be in a position to comment on is their grades, which in some instances, will not suffice.
Being a teacher’s pet is similar to being the boss’s favourite worker, that is, it will in most cases work to your advantage.
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