“I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
― Alexander the Great
My father encouraged me to become a teacher. When I was a child he always told me to be a teacher is to make your life better, in what way? Working inside, sitting in a warm place, to be clean and to be proud of your students. Time by time I have understood being a teacher not only the willing of my parents, it is my aim for my life.
The world gives us plenty of opportunities to strengthen our patience. While this truth can definitely be challenging, this is a good thing. Patience is a key that unlocks the door to a more fulfilling life. It is through a cultivation of patience that we become better parents, powerful teachers, great businessmen, good friends, and to live a happier life. The teacher I know with strong personalities, the ones who might have become generals or the heads of companies if they were men, become teachers. Teaching is a calling, too. And I’ve always thought that teachers in their way are holy-angles leading their flocks out of the darkness.
“They inspire you, they entertain you, and you end up learning a ton even when you don’t know it”
― Nicholas Sparks
On the plus side you have a lot of responsibilities. For instance, you can be kind with pupils to understand and to love them, in this case you will be able to get on well with them. However, you have to be strict, otherwise pupils will behave themselves not correctly. This means you should be able a mother for them and a teacher. What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
“The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.”
I listen to my students as they talk. I love to talk to them and to listen to them. I actually really like picking up any problems in tense usage. I love it maybe because my own family was nitpicky about words when I was growing up. I like correcting my students in their English grammar. As they say that the good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
Moreover, teaching is great, because when you teach you make other children learn, know how to live, and how to use their knowledge in their life. All in all, being a teacher is an exciting profession to have.
To sum up, although some people see teaching as the worse job in life, I think that teachers have real choice, independence, money not a lot, but enough. Nevertheless, it is true that choosing to be a teacher all bring responsibilities and opportunities which increase with year.
In my ten years of teaching I’ve noticed that teachers tend to have a bad habit of talking to themselves. I hypothesize that this is because we talk for a living, and we feel safe speaking our feelings aloud.
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