English Language Teaching Japan
Who should not teach here?
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Who Should Not Teach at an English School in Japan?
Teaching English at a language school can be a very good experience if you are the right kind of person for the job. The bright, energetic, positive types tend to do well here. Some people love teaching and it shows in their work wherever they teach.
Teaching English in Japan is not for Everyone!
Not everyone can be a teacher though. The quiet introverted types, who are more comfortable in front of a computer than in front of a classroom should avoid being a teacher.
Before taking the step of applying to schools you need to sit down and ask yourself, can I be a teacher? What do your friends and family members think? Are you a natural teacher? Do you have it?
Good Teachers: It`s a God Given Gift!
I believe good teachers are like good athletes, they are born that way. You can become a better teacher if you are a natural, but if you don`t have the personality for it, you are wasting your time and your students` time.
The experience of teaching in Japan may end up being a bitter one, if you are not suited to the job.
You can easily find the bitter ones, at many of the forums on teaching English in Japan. Or perhaps they sit next to you in the staff room at your English school. Unfortunately, they are everywhere. Yet you do not have to spend a lot of time with them. Seek out the people who are having a positive experience here. For the negative ones, try to point out the positive things in their life. But at the end of the day, if they don`t agree. Don`t sweat it! People will see what they want to see.
Either the glass is half full or half empty. Everyone must decide that for themselves.
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