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I really liked what Christine had to say about being a good teacher. And she gave good tips on how to remember names. I'll use that.
thanks for this. This was really interesting to watch. I really liked Christine too. She´s a warm and practical person, and you can see that she really cares about her students.
The part that stood out for me was the ¨individual needs¨section. She took the trouble of investigating and responding to the characters of her students, and factored them in as to how she delivered class, so as not to put embarrassed and shy students on the spot, and also deal with louder, more jovial students without repressing them.
Viva Christine, I shall endeavour to be more like you as a teacher.
PS. It was lovely to see how much the students noticed and appreciated Christine´s care as a teacher.
Genuine interest in students' abilities and personal needs/character is what counts most in class...despite having devised the perfect lesson plan and delivered it..
Great video thank you!
I liked the tips Christine gave for the first class. It is important to tell students what you expect from them at the very first day and by the students feedback on the video they like it "we are very clear what we are going to do in the whole semester". Thanks Christine!
Christine must be doing a really good job, its not easy for pupils to feel that way about their teacher!
It is vital to have a good rapport with your students. You can build up this rapport through time but you should start it from the first day with your class.
Regards and best wishes
Really good video, and it also raised some really good points that deserve an entire topic on its own. We as teachers should be aware of how we are perceived by the children we are in charge of.
Honestly (seeing these short clips), I went back to my teens, when a lady in our neighbourhood, missing her son studying in a boarding school far away, got me involved in learning English.
I see many thoughts and feelings expressed by Chrstine were of major concern more as someone keen to help students rise above their potentials rather than just deliver a set of lessons. Indeed, Christine's genuine concern for a shy students' personal shell not being tampered with in the process of making them communicative is praise-worthy. Confidence in instilling values and setting Goals well in advance are certain to make students selfsufficient as the semester opens up as per set plan. She has a way of rolling in one, both discipine and respect for set Goals through student's individual effort, by way of evoking consequences of not abiding by the rules of the learning game. Her methods and the trust she has in them finally pay her in terms of being likeable, in spite of herself.
The presentation is a happy union of promoting prospective students to opt learning with her on one hand, and persuading budding teachers to at least try out some of her ways in approaching demands of teaching itself on the other. A set of clippings, less than five minutes (watched over and over), could virtually achieve so much is incredible to put it honestly and in plain words.
Christine, must be so rewarding to hear positive comments like that from your students!
I also really like it.
I think it's great, for me, personally. Thanks for the hint.
Good job, christine. I'll remember the tips about the names of the students.
It's really very important for anybody who teaches any language how your pupils see you.I enjoyed watching Christine and her pupils on this video clip.
Congratulations Christina, you are really inspiring: teaching is more than just delivering a lesson as you say....it´s really caring about people, treating them with respect. Thanks.
This video seems to be only 43 seconds long? But all the other comments would suggest it's much longer than that? Am i missing something?
try clicking down the page and that's all!
this is co-operation with students and a job well done!
I really like the tip on remembering names. I am absolutely awful at this!
Thanks Christine, great video!
It's very important for teacher to be loved by his students. He should seek to know his students' names, feachers, hobbies, abilities ect. But there is something that I notice here, that chrestine's students call her with just her name. They don't say miss or anything like that, Is it ok?
In the meddile east region, It is not acceptable to call your teacher with his or her name.
What do you think about that?
The avarage teacher persuades to learn, the gifted teacher explains how to learn
Thanks for your wise words Bakhodir. You might like to try our fun quiz, which tells you what kind of teacher you are:
The most important thing is that being an ideal person, I mean you must be module for your learners and then students find something in you, may be they try to be like you, and here begins everthing. In order to achieve this level, you should be flexible, active, to be friend, to be brother. Generally be closest person to them in their life.
Great thanks for this video! I was very worried because I can´t learn all my student`s names which I believe is a matter of the utemost importance. Besides, it reminded me about how important is to set the classroom rules and goals from the very beggining. I´ll use Christinas tips...
fro me ,i like it very much ,i try to do the same
there are some important things
A really nice video. It's always a good idea to get feedback from the students. We need to remind ourselves that being a teacher is not only a job but also a vocation. I'll quote something that I once read in a magazine :
In every school,
to every student
there’s a special teacher.
To every teacher,
to every student
there’s a special bond.
There’s a special time
when we go back
and say to ourselves
Keep up the good work!
Hello, sorry but I think this is just old stuff we all already know! yes, the names and being interested in students and all the soppy story of the mother or sister...ouch!
I have the impression you are always working with Far Est students, who are always so meek and willing to learn... Why don't you give advice on how to "win" over students who are obliged to study English but really don't want to? I mean, the "really difficult" classroom...Or on how to manage 120 12-year-old students in 6 classrooms (3 hours a week on each course...what do you do then?) That would be interesting!
Thanks Christine, great video!
I decided to use this video in class and talk to my students about what means tos be a "good teacher" in their opinion. Much probably I won't enjoy some answers...But I hope I can learn with them!