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I was reading a book about teaching recently and I read this chapter about ''What makes a good teacher?''
I find it a really good question to ask.
So, what makes a good teacher in your point of view?
In china ,More teacher and family only foucs on the performance, I hate it .I want to be a teacher and chance it .To be a good teacher ,I think you must love you work and you student .I think learning interest is important.So you can tell some jokes in class to attract the attention of the students to let them listen to the teacher carefully.
I think someone is a good teacher if they invest time into their students. People want to learn, especially if they are paying for lessons then they are commited. Therefore a tutor should spend time creating lesson plans for that particular students needs.
I teach Korean and have a huge passion for it. In every free time I have, I spend talking to my student, finding where their strengths and weaknesses are and planning lessons around that to help them improve and give them confidence to succeed. I treat every student as an idividual and care for each one. I encourge them!
To me, this is what a good teacher is. But that's just my opinion, of course :)
The ability to explain your idea in easy way, I teach Mechanical Engineering and most of the materials are difficult and boring. I do understand the problem of my student and their requirments. Speand time in teaching is also important.
Having good manners... :)
This is my 11th year of Professional teaching, I assume the excellent way of teaching is divided in...
(a) First to understand students requirement & need . (b) Friendly educational communication.
(c) Ability to express lessons in a simple & easier way.
To Mark :
I cannot but formulate you :"you are a genius and phenomenon" , I really admire you .
Unfortunately , most people living in the world need teachers to conduct their career or lives . I met some good teachers and they are surely can give me wise evident instruction in my precious juvenile age . I do not know how you think of good teachers . In my impression , I would rather wish my teachers are good at communcation and happy to make friends . People all know there are too many subjects to master and you cannot achieve all of them in your life time . In my vision , I hope a good teacher can sustain good relationship with his students and love this job . Other than that , it seems not so critical . Because you cannot learn too much intangible knowledge from your teachers , which is the most precious in your lifetime.
To be a great teacher, you need to have great students. (That is, students who WANT to learn.)
Then you will be a great teacher if:
1. You REALLY know your subject.
2. You REALLY love your subject.
3. You REALLY want the students to understand the subject.
The students will RESPECT and ADMIRE such a teacher.
I think the most important thing for a teacher... to be patient.
A teacher should be competent and he/she should have good knwledge of the language being taught. I have seen some teachers on italki who make mistakes in their posts. Such teachers should be banned from italki.
A teacher should know the previous knowledge of the students.
A teacher should think about how he can make the material interesting.