Teach English in MiaowAn Zhen - Zhumadian Shi

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The role of the teacher can be devided an analyzed in two different ways; One is the education and knowledge, (part 1) Second is the personality and communication abilities, (part 2) Part one is a general pre condition for every candidate, but part two is indispensable, especially at primary education. We mostly hear such sayings; A good teacher is actually a good student at the same time. If you are a good student, then most probably you can be a good teacher. When we look back to our history of humanity, we almost always see that being a teacher was very importand, precious talent and it has been respected by others, even emperors and the great leaders. Why? Because emperors, great leaders and all proffessions had their own teachers. Part 1 What teachers we mean here, only school teachers? Well... Normally we talk about teaching English as a second language here and the role of an English tearcher; but we know that teacher is teacher in everywhere and for every proffession. It has some certain rules and moreover you’ve got to know well what you teach that someone can call you teach-er; either you may be a school teacher or a practitioner at any area such as holistic health care, or any self educated scholar who can be respected in her/his knowledge. Nowadays almost all proffessions have their own schools and universities; but there weren’t schools and universities for every proffession when we have a look at the history; but we knew many great leaders, architechts, philosophers and many others who they have worldwide fame. So we can say that there are mainly two kinds of teacher; one from scools and the one coming from self education. This is the question, which one is better than other? You can answer this in many different points of view, but simply we can say both… Both is very important. Engineers and technicians/mechanics can be a good example for this. Engineers study more than a mechanic but a mechanic spends much hours in practical training than an engineer. And now we can understand the saying better. “A good teacher is actually a good student” Does it mostly happen so…? Are teachers actually good students? It depends… Some can say yes and some no. Part 2 What makes a teacher good; a good education? We absolutely say yes! But is it enough to accomplish “role of the teacher” well? Truely.. no! Beside having a good education and graduating from a reputable university, being able to have communucation talent is the most important part of achiving the “role of the teacher”. Even if you had had the highest score graduation as a teacher you couldn’t have taught what you aim if you are not good at communication skills. Because students, even all people look at not what you say but how you say… If you can be able to build the true communication bridge between student and you, then you don’t have to struggle to teach; students learn by themselves as they open themselves and clear the way between you and them. This is a magic based upon your personality and communication skills and 100 % Works! And then you can sit back and make your teaching plans. ( By the way making a good plan is the 60 % of success) Is this easy to do? No! It can be difficult, but it is worth to make it happen. For example, think about a space rocket which needs 90 % of its fuel to take off; and 10 % will be enough to go on for its space mission. The role of a teacher is to motivate and giving inspration to her/his students. After having their trust and love, it will not be difficult to transfer what they need. They will be waiting for your lesson impatiently. There is a very good saying of a leader “attitude is everything”. So a teacher has more responsibilities than expected. Having only academic study will not be enough for her/his role which will shape student’s whole life, not only academically but also their phisical and mental life. And to make it happen, teacher’s role will be the most important asset. In brief, we should be aware of what we are doing… Teaching English as a asecond language is wonderful but we should also keep this in our minds that we also touch their lives.