What’s the difference between a good teacher and bad teacher? [Part 1]

“Good teachers are costly. But bad teachers cost more.”    – Bob Talbert

A teacher’s role transcends educating textbook materials but also involves shaping the lives and to inspire independent thoughts from the learners. It’s easy to be trained and take on a teaching career but there is a very fine line between becoming a “good” and “bad” teacher.

Here are the first 16 examples of what makes a good teacher different from a bad one:

1

会教的老师能把复杂的教材教简单了;

不会教的教师则会把简单的知识教复杂了。

A good teacher knows how to teach complex subjects easily.

A bad teacher will make simple knowledge complex to understand.

2

会教的老师能把难学的知识教容易了;

不会教的老师则会把很容易的知识教难了。

A good teacher knows how to simplify difficult topics.

A bad teacher will teach simple topics in a complex manner.

3

会教的老师上课跟着学生走;

不会教的老师则始终牵着学生跟着老师走。

A good teacher will guide the students step by step.

A bad teacher will always want to take the lead.

4

会教的老师自己“悠闲”让学生忙;

不会教的老师则让学生没事自己忙。

A good teacher will keep the students busy learning.

A bad teacher will be busy on his/her own, without engaging the students.

5

会教的老师希望听到学生的独立见解;

不会教的老师生怕学生的回答跟老师预想的答案不一样。

A good teacher will wish to hear the students’ independent opinions and thoughts.

A bad teacher is afraid of students who have different answers from the expected one.

6

会教的老师不怕学生答错了;

不会教的老师生怕学生答错了。

A good teacher is not afraid of students making mistakes.

A bad teacher is afraid of students making mistakes.

7

会教的老师喜欢对学生说:“说说你是怎么理解的?”;

不会教的老师总是说:“谁来回答”?

A good teacher loves to ask students: “Share with me your thought process.”.

A bad teacher will always ask: “Who is going to answer this question?”.

8

会教的老师让学生自己读书去发现、总结;

不会教的老师把自己的答案端给学生。

A good teacher will encourage students to read, explore and think independently.

A bad teacher will always provide answers to the students.

9

会教的老师心里始终装着学生;

不会教的老师心里只有教案。

A good teacher will always focus on the students.

A bad teacher will only focus on the teaching materials.

10

会教的老师把时间尽量留给学生;

不会教的老师喜欢自己滔滔不绝。

A good teacher will always fork out time for the students.

A bad teacher likes to talk about themselves.

11

会教的老师敢于让学生质疑问难;

不会教的老师生怕课堂“节外生枝”。

A good teacher will be open to students asking difficult questions.

A bad teacher is someone who is afraid of tackling difficult questions from students.

12

会教的老师关注学生的思维方法;

不会教的老师只关注学生“掌握了没有”。

A good teacher will focus on the way students think and grasp concepts.

A bad teacher is only focused on whether students understand the concepts.

13

会教的老师尊重并珍惜学生已有的知识水平;

不会教的老师总是把学生看得什么也不懂。

A good teacher respects and appreciates the knowledge all students have.

A bad teacher always thinks that students are ignorant.

14

会教的老师重视问题的思维价值;

不会教的老师追求学生的脱口而出。

A good teacher emphasizes on the values of solving a problem.

A bad teacher pursues quick answers from students.

15

会教的老师把教后反思当做课堂的延续;

不会教的老师教完课就“完事大吉”了。

A good teacher will regard post-lesson reflections as a continuation of the class.

A bad teacher will regard the end of the lesson as an accomplishment.

16

会教的老师引导学生联系课文表达自己的思想;

不会教的老师只满足于让学生从课文中找现成的答案。

A good teacher will guide students to express their own thoughts based on the textbook material.

A bad teacher will be content when students find answers from the textbook itself.

Source: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/iiN4KR5q9NW82mRNEixyGg

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