Unit 1 Worksheet

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Yang Lee Nov. 14, 2012

Task 1 – List 5 qualities that a ‘good’ teacher should have and give reasons for your choices. Which of these qualities do you consider to be more important, and why? 1. Patience – a teacher must be kind and understanding. To understand each student has different learning ability and allow each student to grow at a reasonable speed. This quality is essential to create a comfortable learning environment for students. 2. Inspirative – The ability to motive an individual’s desire to want education and to improve oneself is a quality for a successful instructor. Without an inspirational guidance, one could easily lost interest on the learning subject. 3. Passion – The happiest person is the one who knows what he/she should be doing and is doing the same thing. Therefore, it makes a difference for a teacher to love what he/she do. Students can always tell if a teacher is passionate about his/her work. This also holds a key for student’s motivation. 4. Knowledgeable – It is very important for a teacher to master the subject, for a teacher cannot teach on a subject he/she does not understand. A knowledgeable instructor can act as an accessor to give feedback and correction. 5. Interactive – A good teacher should be able to create a teaching environment where all students are able to participate equally. The previous mentioned qualities are all important that a good teacher should have; however, “passion” stand above all the rest. Passion is the key for one to improve him/herself and to enjoy the environment. It is difficult to make someone to want education, but it is a teacher’s responsibility to motivate his/her student to work hard and to improve. Without passion one will not be able to create a suitable learning environment or to motivate his/her students.

Task 2 – State what you consider to be the five most important roles of a teacher. Describe each role and say why you think it is important. 1. Assessor – In this...
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