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    Teaching English is my hobby.You'd like to know why? Because I work seven days a week and every day I have one or two lessons. I never get tired and my students study English with pleasure. If you ask me about my day off I'll gladly tell you that I'm free every day till four o'clock p.m. Any ideas?
    uhm...you are a happy teacher, I envy you. and a little admire you

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    uhm...you are a happy teacher, I envy you. and a little admire you
    I hope you enjoy teaching too. Those who don't love their profession simply waste time. It is very bad not only for themselves but also for the others. In this case teachers have no right to work only for money.

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    I hope you enjoy teaching too. Those who don't love their profession simply waste time. It is very bad not only for themselves but also for the others. In this case teachers have no right to work only for money.
    There is no doubt about my love for my teaching career. There are many night I have to think how to find a best way, or suitable lesson plan, and material for my students. I also try to improve my knowleged as well as the method of teaching. Learn from everywhere, even from my students . without their suppost I can't get what I have today.
    you said right, for some cases teachers have no right to work only for money. but for hobby, for duty of teacher, real teacher.....So I also enjoy teaching english. I am confident to say that.
    Last edited by Tdol; 03-Oct-2006 at 10:32. Reason: Edited to make quote work

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    One thing that always surprises me on forums like this is just how many teachers spend their time outside work on doing things related to their work. Obviously, there are many teachers who shouldn't be in the profession, but the dedication and professionalism shown here and elsewhere is truly pleasing.

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    One thing that always surprises me on forums like this is just how many teachers spend their time outside work on doing things related to their work. Obviously, there are many teachers who shouldn't be in the profession, but the dedication and professionalism shown here and elsewhere is truly pleasing.
    Well, I'm trying to understand why many good teachers leave schools.

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    One thing that had reached epidemic proportions when I was teaching in the UK was the mindless paperwork- teachers were being ground down by the nunber of pieces of paper that needed to be filled in, and this was a major factor in discontent in the profession. I must say that I was very glad to leave that behind.

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    Well, I'm trying to understand why many good teachers leave schools.
    There are so many reasons that alot of good teachers leave school. As in our country the main reason is that the salary of teacher is so low. moreover work condition is too poor.........short of material, equipments..etc.....so they can't concentrate on their work....can't invole all their mind for teaching carreer

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    There are so many reasons that alot of good teachers leave school. As in our country the main reason is that the salary of teacher is so low. moreover work condition is too poor.........short of material, equipments..etc.....so they can't concentrate on their work....can't invole all their mind for teaching carreer
    The salary in our country is very low too. But it's not the main reason. I think working at school is not intersting. The textbooks are old fashioned. Sometimes teachers are given the right to chosse this or that textbook but the school programme isn't suitable for such a textbook. They are for private teaching. There are so many ploblems in nowadays schools. Nobody thinks about schools seriously. Neither government nor parents help school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    The salary in our country is very low too. But it's not the main reason. I think working at school is not intersting. The textbooks are old fashioned. Sometimes teachers are given the right to chosse this or that textbook but the school programme isn't suitable for such a textbook. They are for private teaching. There are so many ploblems in nowadays schools. Nobody thinks about schools seriously. Neither government nor parents help school.
    It is also right in our country. The textbook is out of date. the programes that make by ministry of education are not suitable. every year we update the textbook, and renovate material but they still old fastioned with neighbour coutries such as china, singapoor...etc...and one thing that make teacher feel that school is not interesting is that we don't allow to teach by own material.it is nesessary to follow the text that publiced by ministry of education.....even when the teacher suppose that they are not active and reflecable
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nguyen Tuyet View Post
    It is also right in our country. The textbook is out of date. the programes that make by ministry of education are not suitable. every year we update the textbook, and renovate material but they still old fastioned with neighbour coutries such as china, singapoor...etc...and one thing that make teacher feel that school is not interesting is that we don't allow to teach by own material.it is nesessary to follow the text that publiced by ministry of education.....even when the teacher suppose that they are not active and reflecable
    I have been teaching since 1977 and as you see I started teaching in the former Soviet Union. It was very strict to follow the programme adopted by the ministry of education. I, maybe the only teacher in the whole country was doing what he wanted. I was giving tests very much alike those we give today. I mean multiple choice. Why I could do it. Because I was a teacher and the inspector who was in charge of it. I was writing my reports according to the programme. The door of classroom has always been open for everybody. They could come and listen to my lessons and even study with little schoolchildren. I have always been independent in teaching and I will always be. Nobody can stop me teach my students who like the lessons I give them. My critics are my students. They can change the process if they want.
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