Who is a good teacher?
Do you think you are a good teacher? I am a teacher who has been teaching for over 20 years. I have always asked myself if I am a good teacher. Also, I have tried to be a good teacher. I have often heard some teachers are good teachers from other teachers and my students. I, however, have wondered who is a good teacher. Here are 3 types of good teachers who I have learned in my school days. If you are a good teacher, I hope, you can find which is your type among the following 3 types.
The first type is my English teacher in the first grade of middle school. she was strict and tough in her class. She kept exact discipline in class. She liked silent class not a noisy class. The class only focused on her lesson. Students avoided eye contact all the time with her. There was no laughter and no fun in class. I never saw a smile on her face. Therefore I thought she never seemed to smile. After a test, she scolded students for bad scores. Besides, she hit them squarely on their palm with her stick. Some students were scared of her. Some students seemed to dislike this kind of teacher. They often complained to their homeroom teacher about this. They, however, studied hard in her class as well as did homework well. I liked her because I was very curious to know about reading English. I thought she was a good teacher.
The second type is my math teacher in the third grade of middle school. He was not strict and tough in his class. He was calm and kind. He had a mild punishment. Students liked him. They weren’t scared of him. He was focused on lessons, but his class was fun and interesting. Sometimes he shared his experience with students. Also, he enjoyed playing games with students on a sports day. He looked great. I liked math and him. I thought he was a good teacher.
The last one is my geography teacher in the second grade of high school. Also, she is my ideal teacher. She was a mild woman who never shouted. She always had a big smile on her face. She taught students her lesson with smile in class. She never used to hit students. I was madly in love with her. While I was in her class, I traveled all over the world with her. I loved her and her class. She, however, was only temporary. I , at that time, didn’t know about temporary work. when she left, I didn’t understand. A new teacher who was permanent came back to her class instead. I was totally shocked by the new teacher’s class. It was a completely different class. I realized that the new teacher made me bored. I missed the temporary teacher for long time. I thought she was a good teacher.
In conclusion, I have the reasons why I thought mentioned above teachers were good. They all knew students well and cared what their students thought. Also, they made students realize the joy of learning. Therefore, students followed them, as there was consistency in the way they treat students. They stood for their classes with confidence in their capacity. As mentioned above, I divided into 3 types of good teachers. I hope I could be one type of three. Can you find which is your type among the above 3 types?