Are You A Good Teacher??

@else34 (13602)
New Delhi, India
July 7, 2017 7:57am CST
Here in our town there is a man who is a maths genius.He serves as a maths teacher at a high school.But,even he himself admits,he is not a good teacher.He does not have the ability to explain the subject to his students in a easy-to-understand way. I think,teaching is much more difficult than learning.Do you agree?
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@Shiva49 (13964)
• Singapore
7 Jul 17
A genius will not understand the problems faced by the ordinary. That means an averagely gifted can empathize more with normal students. And then passion and patience count too to teach well - siva
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@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
7 Jul 17
That's exactly what a Math teacher I had said: there's no need to be a genius in order to be a teacher, actually being a genius might worsen things. Unless someone has the "gift of teaching", a genius but with the skills of being able to make others understand easily, that would be the only exception.
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@Shiva49 (13964)
• Singapore
8 Jul 17
@sabtraversa Agreed, it is like being a leader. They can empathize more with the yearnings of common folks if they were one of them previously. Otherwise it is more of "if they don't have bread why can't they eat cakes?" I have mentioned in my last post how leaders set their agenda for confrontation with countries ignoring the vast majority have no issues to coexist with one another. The problems and wars are kept alive by politicians, arms merchants and religious bigots - siva
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@else34 (13602)
• New Delhi, India
8 Jul 17
@Shiva49 You're absolutely right,Sir.Like political leaders good teachers too have the talent to see the problem faced by their students with the latter's eyes.I agree with you.
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@amnabas (10314)
• Karachi, Pakistan
7 Jul 17
No i am not but my kids are off the opinion that i can e a good teacher.
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@else34 (13602)
• New Delhi, India
7 Jul 17
@amnabas Do you teach your children at home? Do you explain difficult subjects to them and do they understand it easily? If yes,then you are indeed a good teacher.
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@amnabas (10314)
• Karachi, Pakistan
7 Jul 17
@else34 yes sometimes i do teach them and my way of explanation motivates them.
@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
7 Jul 17
But learning is hard if the teaching is not good. I had classmates coming to me asking to explain them how to do an exercise, because I was better than teachers at explaining how things worked, especially in Maths. Teachers are required to have empathy and some mind-reading skills, you have to understand how your students think in order to guide them to the reasoning needed to familiarize and learn a concept.
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@else34 (13602)
• New Delhi, India
7 Jul 17
@sabtraversa You are absolutely right.You can't be a good teacher unless you have the ability to read student's mind and unless you understand how they think.And you can't explain a subject to others unless you yourself know it well.To be a good teacher you need to be a good learner first.
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@Tracy04 (10815)
• Malaysia
13 Jul 17
Oh, I don't know about that?
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@else34 (13602)
• New Delhi, India
13 Jul 17
@Tracy04 I too didn't know before I tried to teach trigonometry to a high school student.
@Tracy04 (10815)
• Malaysia
13 Jul 17
@else34 I would die in trigonometry
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@else34 (13602)
• New Delhi, India
13 Jul 17
@Tracy04 LOL!! But I love it.I love maths.
9 Jul 17
A teacher should know how to teach students..But I think it is not that difficult if they used to it..I mean to say is that a teacher should understand the concept well, when he or she was student..If they understand the subject better, they can teach better..
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@else34 (13602)
• New Delhi, India
9 Jul 17
@Awasthi123 You're right.But understanding a concept is one thing and making other's understand it is another.Teaching is an art. A person may understand a subject very well,but they may not necessarily be a good teacher.
10 Jul 17
@else34 Yes I completely agree with you..But if a person understand the subject well and they will able to teach others.. They have to practice how to teach others..If they teach imaginery classes then they will able to teach in real life..
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@else34 (13602)
• New Delhi, India
10 Jul 17
@Awasthi123 You're are right.Imagine,you're a teaching taking a class.Imagine,you are a teacher and your students are sitting in front of you.Try to explain the subject to them. But remember,here the students are imaginary.Imaginary students can't tell you what problems they are facing.The proactive you have mentioned can improve your speaking skills only.To be a good teacher you need to make the subject easy for your students.
@prashu228 (25504)
• India
7 Jul 17
I agree teaching vis Very difficult. I am very bad at it.
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@else34 (13602)
• New Delhi, India
8 Jul 17
@prashu228 Are you a teacher? If yes,see the problem with the eyes of your students.
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@prashu228 (25504)
• India
8 Jul 17
@else34 I am not a teacher..
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@else34 (13602)
• New Delhi, India
9 Jul 17
@prashu228 Then....don't worry.I'm not one too,but yes,I used to be a maths and HindI teacher a few years back.
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@just4him (127043)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Jul 17
Yes it is.
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@else34 (13602)
• New Delhi, India
8 Jul 17
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@Elisa1234 (7652)
• Philippines
10 Jul 17
I am a future teacher. I do agree with you, teaching is not easy
@Shavkat (65270)
• Philippines
8 Jul 17
I agree. A teacher should know how to teach