Teaching is not a particularly easy job to carry out. Actually, there are more and more cases of people who try it and give it up after a while. We have had some examples at school.
Not long ago remember we were talking about... More demanding jobs and stressful lives
It is true that it is a very demanding job as you have to be proficient in the subject you teach, you have to be highly motivating, you have to cope with students' misbehaviour in an appropriate way, you have to be a Super Teacher using ITC tools, there are more and more laws, changing every minute, you have to keep families informed... and so on.
What should teachers be like? Many students would prefer a super-teacher who would be telling jokes the whole time, giving high marks to everyone and not making them work (among other things). On the contrary, as you grow older, or when you miss chances in life because you are not well-prepared, you appreciate other characteristics, but perhaps it is already too late.
Before going on, let's just stop for a minute and see the difference between 'ADVICE' and 'ADVISE' (Learners' questions, BBC Learning English)
Anyway, here are some pieces of advice to become a good teacher.
Here's a most interesting TED talk about Education by Rita Pierson: "Every kid needs a champion"
Revise the PREPOSITIONS OF TIME with Papa English
For my 1º ESO students, here's an important piece of news:
Let's read Sinbad >>>> SINBAD
What can we do to improve our marks in 'Sinbad':
Prepare for the control we will have
Read aloud at home and listen to the reader (the audios are available in your pendrive)
Do the activities proposed in the book
Translate it into Spanish using your dictionaries (NO TRANSLATORS!!!!)
Make a comic
Here's a listening exercise for you to do: Chatting to new people (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English) Can it be good for your mental health?
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