What is the role of a Teacher?
I believe that anyone can be a teacher, because whenever you start sharing the knowledge you have achieved in that instant you start playing the role of a teacher. But the truth is that not everybody knows how to transmit principles, values and really make disciples.
In other words, we can say that teachers play the same vital role as mothers play for their kids. Like mothers, teachers show their care, love, respect, lead and instruct for the progress of their students. Teachers create a safer and pleasant environment and their attitude is as positive as mothers have for their children’s. And it is a shame that not every teacher is patient and lovely ...view middle of the document...
Also, I remember those who never did anything in class, and you could pass the course only sitting there.
One of the teachers that taught me about many other things was Elena, my Spanish teacher in Elementary School, she taught me only for a year but I can say that after ten years she is still one of my favorite mentors, teachers and friends. She was the counseling and enabling role teacher because she made me independent of the teacher and I practiced self-learning. We had a lot of assignments of "learning through doing" and I remember that they were really funny. I can say that I enjoyed her classes and I was only waiting to have a class with her.
One of my worst teachers was in Elementary School in History class, her name was Paty. She never came punctual, she was always late and you could tell that she wasn’t either organized. I remember that we had a textbook and what we had to do every class was a summary of one chapter. It was really really boring!!!! She never explained anything, not even one class. And the tests were really difficult because she was expecting from us to memorize the whole textbook.
I think that one way for a teacher to get students involve in the classroom is to ask them questions. I remembered there were some students at the class that were shy including me who did not have the chance to get involve in the class or to participate. Therefore, I believe the way students act depends on the teacher’s attitude. That is why I strongly feel that as teachers we have to invite the students to participate in the class. It is very important that teachers encourage students because students will benefit from it.