What Makes the “Perfect” Taiwan Teacher?
I know that’s a pretty broad thing to cover. There’ll be differences between someone teaching kids and adults, teaching styles, etc.
What qualities do owners look for in a teacher?
What qualities do teachers feel are most important?
Some thoughts from me:
I would think having a good command of Chinese would be important for teaching here, but I get the feeling (and have been told) that some schools would rather have a teacher that didn’t speak any Chinese (for various reasons).
Classroom management seems really important. I’ve always liked “winging it” but I’ve found that preparation before class makes winging it even more fun (though it’s not really winging it anymore).
I think being energetic is important for teaching kids (the younger they are, the more true it is). But, I’ve also recently found out that someone doesn’t necessarily need to be high energy to conduct a fun/constructive class if proper classroom management is employed.
OK, that does it for me for now.