Do you want to Be a Teacher?

Emily Marsh used to be a primary school teacher in Green Fresh, Wisconsin, and now works as a personality development coach in Madison.

Being a teacher is not about having a job, or getting salary- it is about passion. There are 3 kinds of teachers. Bad teachers don’t leave an effect. Good teachers teach well. But great teachers promote. If you do not promote your students, you are not a great teacher. And teaching is not about being average- anyone can be an average teacher. It’s the passion about being the best.

Though some people think that great teachers are born that way, I beg to differ. Teaching comes from passion that you develop while growing up what is a course in miracles. When i was a child, I never thought I would be a teacher, until I went to college, and was influenced by a great teacher. My freshman year Physics professor was a dedicated teacher, and from him, I got a taste for teaching. As i started tutoring for more money, I developed a passion for teaching. Of course it started with the need for money, but it had not been limited to that. Fastly, warring began to center around teaching. I started attending more seminars about pedagogical sciences.

Education is a complicated process. It deals with many processes and procedures. There are many times when you have to just implement pedagogy, and you expect students to catch up with it. Teaching does not just involve what you assert, but it largely shows your thoughts via your actions. When you are teaching, the students would catch more of what you do, and less of what you say. I remember when a new teacher joined the staff, and she visited me and asked about the most important quality a teacher should possess, and I replied ‘passion’. Though it might seem another quality at first, but when you deal with students, especially of lower age groups, you need to remain composed and stay patient. You need to connect with each one. They all have separate thought processes. Focusing only on the ‘gifted students’ doesn’t make you a good teacher. Anyone can teach an intelligent child. You become a great teacher by teaching the not-so-gifted ones.

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