Korean student pursuing Linguistics and Education
When I first came to attend classes in Canada, I was so surprised by the diversity in teaching approach. The teaching style here was so free and different from Korea. I took visual art class because I was more interested in personal expression rather than just drawing. My teacher, ‘Ms.Libera’ was so kind and supportive that I surely remembered her name. She always encouraged me to have fun in the class. Although I was not good at drawing, her encouragement proved that I have artistic abilities that were developed through positive encouragement. Through the experience, I realized that teaching style and the holistic support of a teacher is very important for a student. I think a teacher’s role is not confined to merely educating the students in various subjects. I view their role as more encompassing. Teachers should be role models so that they will be equipped with the needed knowledge, possess a noble character and be responsible individuals of the society. Teachers have a great impact on the students’ lives that are continually manifested in their future. Therefore, as a teacher, I would like to guide my students towards the right attitudes and help them discover their appropriate roles in society. I acknowledge the importance of being responsible to be acquainted with each student as an individual; to understand unique needs, appropriate learning style, social and cultural background, interests, and abilities.