Teaching from your heart
All great teachers used the technique of teaching from the heart. I wish to be a teacher and I would like to share what I want to do when I become one. Teachers are part of the lives of students, you see them everyday, you see them more often than the parent does. So involuntarily, the child will start to look up to you. The first thing that aroused our interests when we were kids were relativity, when the teacher would relate and share objective things with us. I remember our best teacher, who extracted so much from us, was, she was resolute. So, if you have clear cut ideas, if you are precise as to your points, even be they opinions on a matter, you will catch their interest. And you can take them step by step towards your goal. Me, wanting to teach English, think sharing my thoughts with them will make it all the more effective, to calmly lead them without incessantly reminding them of exams and future and applying as little mental stress as possible will surely give you a firm hand with them. To capture their interest is everything teaching is about, to take them to a place where they don't STUDY out of compulsion, but LEARN with interest. I think there is a big difference between the two. Teachers could encourage inner or even hidden interests, hobbies or talents to let the kid attain confidence in you. Being worth something is all a child cares about. When once, that is taken care of, they will start coming out of a non receptive shell, and become open to life. Facing reality is one of the biggest nightmares of children, I remember shivering about my maths exams yet not being able to study as I couldn't digest the consequence of the other situation which would follow if I did not do well. Putting it off made me no good! Yet, children do it over and over again, when, once such students feel relieved of the pressure, they will become a lot more receptive. Patience is what has to be developed or used with exactly the right proportion when dealing with children, they are volatile that the slightest imbalance will abrupt their whole system. Familiarity plays a big role, be consistent as a teacher, don't change your methods of teaching suddenly, being on familiar grounds will bring out the best in students. Anyway, you've done ever more than this already, just writing from my heart. This is what I hope to do when I become a teacher, so thank you for reading.