Are you an English learner whose mother tongue is not English? Do you come from a non-English speaking environment? Or are you an aspiring or practicing teacher of the English language? To be more specific, are you someone whose native language is not English, but have the passion and capability to teach the language?
Then read on, for this post is for you. Perhaps at some points, you may be having difficulty in your English language studies. Or if you are a beginner teacher of English, self-doubts sometimes cloud your mind.
In this article, I want to share 3 cardinal virtues: faith, hope, love — that help English learners and English teachers be better. I won’t be discussing the education/training, skill set and other credentials an English language teacher must have. I also won’t dwell on how learners can read or speak better and other related learning tips.
I’ve read somewhere that all of us are teachers in a way. No matter who we are, we find ourselves in a position to teach someone something. Even little children teach others. Whatever they learn, they are eager to share that new learning with others right away.
Teaching must be our natural vocation from God, the greatest Teacher of all. It is by which we help one another grow.
So here are five inspiring quotes about teaching to live by, for us teachers from all walks of life, young and old alike — especially for parents, guardians, and those in the field of education.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are endless.
– Mother Teresa
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron.
– Horace Mann
They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel.
Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.
Instruction begins when you, the teacher, learn from the learner; put yourself in his place so that you may understand… what he learns and the way he understands it.
– Soren Kierkegaard