Besides we correct and grade exams, compose
reports about our students, meet up with their parents, we monitor our students at tutoring sessions, we invigilate the playgrounds, we attend meetings…
key thing I would tell you now is please let’s try to see people, persons in
papers, in the papers we have to work out on, and at the rest of the stuff that has
to do with our students. / Photo from: yeriblgi net
The main educators
are parents, and family in general terms.
So school is just a continuation of
parents’ indispensable mission. They do not just entrust their children to
school and that’s it.
It’s them the main educators: they entrust their children
to school because they cannot reach all. Thus there should be regular tutoring
sessions between parents and teachers (or tutor). / Photo from: www
Some danger we
teachers of English or other languages can fall in is to teach facts about the
language, instead of trying to form speakers of those languages with a
Another point I would like to outline here is that
the real and accomplished learner is the one who really wishes to learn and
acquire a language, trying to find his own learning strategies. / Photo from: www
Today is Sunday.
It’s sound to plan the day, the stuff I have to do.
This takes a couple of
minutes, more or less.
If you’re a student, much better if you plan a feast day
You should reach all your homework: think of the things you have to
do, and follow your planning. All this will be reflected on grades in exams. /
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If my son has
problems concerning studies I look for a private teacher. No. The problem is
that your son should study harder, with more effort, solving his own problems,
organizing and running his studies, focusing on reading, etc.
You know, the
point is carrying out his current profession as a student, engaging his brain,
sitting down and planning and thinking about his studies.
He’s old enough, let’s
talk about these things with him because we’re his parents. / Photo from: www mirror co uk
with parents are not only because of the kid, but also because today the
teacher has to educate parents (!).
Yes, many parents think that their duty is
just taking their children to a good school and that’s it.
No. Parents’ mission
and an essential one is to educate their children, as persons, as mature
persons, to be free and responsible, to be happy. So the teacher, the tutor has
the duty of also educating parents, don’t forget it.
Parents’ love to
their children is natural and spontaneous. But also it must be elective.
love to their students is elective, but also it must be spontaneous, natural.
treating a person for long this treating creates affection, love, and this is
teachers’ case. This love must be of benevolence = to wish the best for the
student, (after its etymology, its origin). / Photo from:www todailyplanet net
those adults that are coherent with what they say.
Otherwise they tend to think
adults are hypocritical.
Although it may seem that teens don’t like adults, as I
said, they admire and follow them. Grown-ups need to have prestige. That is
previous to build up a close relationship between children and their parents,
and secondly between kids and elder siblings.
If teens have a true and real
positive attitude to learn, they will follow people who have passed through the
same problems. All this is inspired from a reading from Gerardo Castillo. /
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In Army sergeants are
necessary, but at school we shouldn’t be like sergeants, even when we’re rookie
The point is, ok, to be serious and conduct like that, but we have to
win our students, nicely and by fair means.
You conduct with authority and
seriously, but at the same time you’re open to listen and think about what your
students have said. / Photo from: personalseoblog com. the teacher on the picture is not necessarily rookie
If we don’t remove this relationship, all will
go right. A person that believes in God has more weapons for the typical dire
straits of life. He has a handle or grip in life: there is God-Father that
watches over the person.
The person is not alone, and when dire straits arose
he will have a handle or grip to hold in life, more than an atheist, who might feel
alone, just him and the big problem. I have nothing against atheists: I help them when possible. / Photo from: 1aled fotomats ru.
It’s sound to tell
students things that they know but they aren’t too much aware. An example.
has positive aptitudes and attitudes, and he knows so, but if you tutor tell
him about those positive points at tutorials the fact of verbalizing about
those points reinforces them in the kid!
We have to talk about positive points
and traits, in order to have our students more aware and conscious of those
capabilities! We boost those positive points! / Photo from:gastamptden com. the picture is just an illustration
Brainstorm. This game
is pretty appreciated by kids in classes.
First the teacher writes on the chalkboard
all the colors the students know and say, for example.
Also pretty soon you
will get the board covered by colors, or means of transportation, or...
volunteer – they all want to be him – stands up and turns around, his back to
the board. And he says all the colors he can remember from the chalkboard. The rest
of the class-group are with wide open eyes and in tension.
Finally some student
can say out a missing color by the volunteer. Amazing and amusing. / Photo from: brainstorm
www eslflow com
We all ask ourselves
the following questions in some way or another: Who or What am I? Where do I
come from? Where am I going to?
The answers are: I’m a person, but what is a
person? Let’s go on.
I have arrived here because God has created my soul, just
because of love, and my parents have given me my body.
God has a great love to
us, more than all moms and dads all over the world.
The person is a speaker in
this big conversation, which is life. God is the other interlocutor. I can talk
To and With God.
Besides I’m going to learn that my destination is in God, so I
keep on by being an interlocutor with God. I respect you, since you’re an
interlocutor with Him (!). We are called to some friendship with Him.
On this basis and foundation and basement we can
talk about ethics in educating and teaching. And also about the close
relationships that there should be among teachers and parents and the kid.
remove God from our society and life… we ultimately get lost and with no strong
Well I have tried hard to shed some light, after reading Carlos
Cardona, an ace in humanistic thought.
All this discourse can be gotten just
with our natural thought. / Photo from: brussels-street-walkers www xpats com
Flexibility. If you
in a class see that some activity or game is not going well and it arouses some
blocking on the “road”, change or shift or skip the activity. Even if that
activity was inside your class planning. / Photo from: bestcaptips com
School is not like a
market, like a shoes store, like a garage. It is part, in some sense, of our
Parents should meet their children’s teachers, or at least the tutor,
who had previously collected information from the other teachers.
parents should be rather frequent, usual. Parents entrust their children to
their teachers, and even the look inside and outside the school should be taken
care of: they are parts of our homes in some way. / Photo from: classroom
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Educating is not so
simple but definitely it’s possible.
Parents have something that assists a lot
in educating their children, which is love and love of benevolence (to wish the
best for them). / Photo from: Imágenes-de-Formula-1-para-Whatsapp-en-hd1 imagenesparawhatsapp
org. the picture is a mere illustration
equation is solved when Dad and Mom let themselves be leaded by the natural
love toward their children.
Mom’s absence is noticed by kids and they missed
her a lot. Also this happens with Dad, but firstly with Mom.
is the essential one, one which cannot be passed to school and that’s it. No way.
Also elder brothers and sisters can aid here, first by setting good examples. /
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Teaching English or a
different language implies and brings up creativity from us teachers. We are
the best and most available source for classes.
We may have iPads for the kids,
okay, but we have to learn how to take the best from those tablets.
premise is that the students will have learned to manage them better than us
teachers, in general terms, or in my case! They have grown and are growing up
with those technologies. / Photo from: www apple com
The good teacher
is not only who teaches his subject well because he knows about that and knows
how to convey and present it, but also the one that sets examples and is a
booster of students’ education.
He knows how to extract the best from his
students and knows how to lead them to mastership. / Photo from:proudtobe-comsayano blogspot com