What’s the difference between a good teacher and bad teacher? [Part 2]
Teachers will always be one of the most important members in our society to set our child up for success, in terms of not just academics but also their morals and values in life.
Here are the next 16 examples of the distinctive differences between a teacher your want to avoid and one you would like your child to look up to.
A good teacher will encourage students to explore and correct what was taught wrongly.
A bad teacher will quietly correct what was taught wrongly.
A good teacher will build a stage for students to express themselves.
A bad teacher will do anything to get students to cooperate with them.
A good teacher will often pretend to not understand, even when they do.
A bad teacher will often like to pretend they understand, even when they don’t.
A good teacher is able to grasp the key content and concepts.
A bad teacher likes to focus on everything with no priority to the importance of key concepts.
A good teacher will teach the right thinking process and habits.
A bad teacher will only teach textbook knowledge and answers.
A good teacher has his/her own proven methods of teaching.
A bad teacher will try to replicate the teaching methods of others.
A good teacher is able to think clearly.
A bad teacher will cause the student’s thinking process to be messy.
A good teacher will absorb the essence of good teaching methods and apply it to his/her classes flexibly.
A bad teacher will learn good teaching methods and duplicate the entire process without putting in much thought.
A good teacher will be attentive to how students read and speak, always on a lookout for teaching opportunities.
A bad teacher finds it a hassle to monitor how the students read and speak.
A good teacher will spark creativity in the students and encourage them to think out of the box.
A bad teacher is concerned with whether the students’ answers are complete.
A good teacher looks forward to the students’ thought processes after acquiring new knowledge.
A bad teacher will be easily satisfied with fluent answers extracted from textbooks.
A good teacher will provide assignments, mark the worksheets and provide feedback all in one day.
A bad teacher will only make sure assignments are completed and does not care whether the answers are right or wrong.
A good teacher will pay attention to the weak students in class and provide them with after-class guidance.
A bad teacher will pay attention to the majority of the students in class and has no idea who the weaker students are.
A good teacher will encourage students to learn new knowledge, with the strong emphasis on the development of writing and expression-related habits.
A bad teacher only cares about whether the student’s answer is right or wrong.
A good teacher will provide individual assignments based on each student’s learning capability, so that every student is able to complete the work.
A bad teacher will provide assignments based on a one size fits all approach.
A good teacher will tell students: “This question is slightly difficult but don’t worry. Read the question carefully first and if you still have trouble attempting it, let’s solve it together!”.
A bad teacher will always tell students: “Why are you so ignorant? You can’t even answer such a simple question!”
At XueLin, all our teachers undergo an intensive selection of interviews and are carefully selected based on the above criterias.
We value teachers that are dedicated to the holistic development of the students, imparting not only textbook knowledge but upright morals and habits as well. We believe that all students have the potential to excel in both academics and life, and it starts with the right teacher at XueLin.