Educator Profession: What Do You Need To Be A Good Teacher?
Interests and skills linked to the sector, possibility of growth, stability, and good salary. The motivations behind choosing a profession can be many, as well as the options are numerous: engineer, lawyer, dentist, doctor, teacher.
When we talk about education, this list expands and takes on new contours. What makes someone become a teacher example a teacher for English teaching Kindergarten (สอน ภาษา อังกฤษ เด็ก อนุบาล which is the term in Thai)? Making a dream come true, wanting to share knowledge, transforming someone else’s life, and contributing to constructing a better world. Sounds good reasons, don’t they?!
But we know that a diploma under your arm is not enough to succeed in your career. Besides knowledge, what does it take to be a good professional? Two teachers give us great tips.
Essential Characteristics Of A Good Teacher:
- Commitment to the education of the student
- Deep mastery of the subject of the classes
- Good communication
- Ease of relating to other people
- A little more patience
- Besides, of course, love for education
You Need To Be Prepared To:
- Plan the teaching-learning process
- Select and prepare the content of the subject
- Keep up-to-date on teaching methodologies
- Monitor technological advances
New Paths In Education
The job market today goes beyond the opportunities in more traditional formal education. With the expansion of distance learning courses, for example, the tutor’s role is highlighted – a teacher who acts as a mediator and guides the distance student. Other possibilities are continuing education courses, university extension, training programs in companies, and open courses with content developed by the professor himself.
Encourage Student Participation
The characteristics and demands of students find it challenging to offer educational opportunities connected with their potential, limitations, interests, and needs. So, a good teacher is supposed to encourage student participation in projects.
Knowing How To Mediate Group Work
A good teacher such as teacher for Chinese learning institution (สถาบัน สอน ภาษา จีน which is the term in Thai) should have strategies for preparing collaborative activities that impact learning, a characteristic considered essential for a good teacher.