Advantages of Being a Teacher
I come from a family of teachers. My father was a teacher, my sister is a teacher, and I am ateacher. Why do we have strong passion for this profession?
For one thing, I consider myself not only a teacher, but also a learner. Being a teacher allowsme, in fact forces me, to be a learner. First, I must prepare all that I will teach, during whichprocess I myself learn a lot. Secondly, I must find ways of helping my students to understandtheir assignments.
Thirdly, I must then try to understand and respond in a helpful way to my students' ideas. Fourthly, I must force myself to be creative, because if I deliver a boring lesson, my studentswill feel bored. And to be creative, I must learn more.
Moreover, a teacher's job is not ( and does not need to be) a routine. If you find your selfbored with doing the same thing over and over again, you have only yourself to blame. This isbecause a teacher has a great deal more independence and control over what he does thanmany other professionals do.
Also, you may find teaching a "people job." It involves interacting with students and helpingthem to interact with each other. A good teacher will make his ideas alive, and will awaken ideasin the minds of his students. In the process, he will benefit by getting to know his studentsand their ways of thinking.
In sum, there is a great deal one can get out of being a teacher. I suppose not all teachers getall that they can out of their profession. Some may get very little. But for those who a re suitedby temperament to be teachers, it is a perfect job.
· Family origin
· Teacher — also a learner
· Not a routine job
· A“people job”
这是一篇议论文, 作者在文中以身说法, 论述了当教师的好处, 以期说服他人。文中的论点为教师也是学生, 教师的职业并非履行常规的工作,“ 教师要做人的工作”, 结论是“对于具备教师素质的人来说, 这是一项完美的职业?！?
strong passion for this profession 对这一职业情有独钟
for one thing 首先
force . . . to + v . 迫使……去
as signment n . 作业
deliver a boring lesson 讲了一堂枯燥的课
routine n . 常规, 例行公事
bored with doing the same thing over and over again重复做同一件事而感到枯燥单调
have only yourself to blame 只能怪自己
awaken ideas in the minds of his students启发学生的思路
ways of thinking 思维方法
in sum 总之
not all teachers get all that they can out of their profession并非所有教师均能从这一职业中得益
temperament n . 气质, 性情