For these reasons, I think the teacher's role is to guide and facilitate learning for each of his or her students. This involves managing the classroom, meeting the parents if necessary, and preparing lessons. When we plan each lesson, it takes at least 2 or 3 hours. We have to consider how the students will be engaged so that every class activity works well, and we're not wasting time.
Good teachers are also learners. They think about their teaching, about what worked and what didn't work. They are not afraid to try new things and learn from their mistakes. This makes teaching new and interesting both for themselves and their students. Not only do teachers need knowledge and skills, they need the right attitude to teach effectively.
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