To teach with heart

To teach with heart is to watch a student takes three steps forward and two steps backward. After dealing with the initial disappointment, you tell him you’re still proud of his progress. A teacher should point out what’s wrong with a student’s work, so he can improve. More importantly, a teacher should never forget to point out what’s right with a student’s work, so he’ll know someone is recognizing his hard work, no matter how unnoticeable the progress seems.

 

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About Nicky

Nicky English is a journalist, an educator, a podcaster, a couch potato, a dreamer, and a child at heart. Learning is her passion, so is the English language, which she believes is the tool to unlock the door of knowledge. Born in Hong Kong, she received intensive writing training at The University of Iowa, where she double-majored in journalism and political science. Apart from the Hawkeye State, she’s lived in Chicago and Philadelphia. When she was a guest student at Georgetown University, she fell in love with Washington, D.C. She also has a Master of Arts in Communication. A little side note—she cannot imagine a world without her Mac and iDevices. Like many crazy ones, she hopes to change the world one day at a time.
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