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3 Steps to Grow as a Successful Teacher

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The level of education determines the future of a country. Looking back at history, no matter which country in the world, education always follows the pace of economic development and is a mutually reinforcing relationship.

This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Payton P. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT.


When a country's economy is stable, the development of education should be before other areas that mean teachers are highly needed to cultivate talents for sustainable development. Therefore, more and more talents choose to devote themselves to the education industry, for the contribution of national development and personal growth.

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Step 1

The first step is to become a more professionally valuable teacher. In addition to your passion for education and personal experience, professional certification is the only standard that can show your ability. Therefore, more and more educational institutions and parents choose teachers with these characteristics.

At present, in China, a growing number of parents choose online education for their children. As consumers, parents tend to have the typical "spend less money for a better quality" consumer mentality and hope to have better teachers at the same price. So, under the circumstance of not being able to have face-to-face communication with parents, how to let parents choose you as their ideal teacher over others? Well, this requires a slightly more "flashy" resume to catch the eye. Hence, educational institutions and parents naturally prefer teachers with international qualifications or education-related qualifications.

Note: the above situation applies to Chinese nationality teachers only. Foreign teachers must obtain TEFL/TESOL certification before engaging in education activity in China.

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Step 2

The second step, do the job with heart and love. In the process of educational activities, we must pay attention to students' learning progress and give them psychological support. Plan the curriculum accordingly base on students' different learning abilities and learning purposes to develop suitable learning plans for students.

For example, learning English as a second language, students will lose their interests or decline in learning ability for various reasons. This requires teachers to pay attention to the matter in time, improve their learning interests, apply all kinds of educational methods to daily teaching, ensure the active atmosphere in class and stimulate students' interests in learning.

A good teacher can not only impart knowledge to students but also help students develop good study habits, guide and improve their learning concepts on consciousness and psychology sides.

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Step 3.

Third, career planning. After engaging in the education industry after some time, a teacher should be able to formulate and develop educational concepts according to market demands.

Self-improve the scope of leaders, and set an example and teaching concepts. To promote the universality of education, as a result of generating economic benefits. Educational investment and economic development are inseparable, and mutual assistance is a virtuous circle of national and social development. To help more people in need, the importance of popularizing knowledge and giving relatively scientific learning methods are the directions that every educational practitioner should follow.

Economic benefits are accompanied by the positive benefits of education, so education should always be people-oriented and focus on the needs of students.

Education is a career that can be engaged in all one's life. Many talents who have just graduated from colleges or met a bottleneck in career development, someone who needs a clear direction for future goals, maybe they should try a new career plan if they meet the requirements and have a thirst for knowledge, after all, teachers themselves need to continuously improve their skills.

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