English Teacher Essays

  • The English Teacher

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    The English Teacher, by Indian novelist R. K. Narayan, tells the story of a young professor, Krishna, who must adapt first to family life with his wife and daughter and then to his wife's death. This short novel, written in simple prose, examines many large issues--love, death, loyalty, fate--but always with equanimity. Krishna teaches himself, and the novel tries to teach us, to be, as it is put by the novel's last words, "grateful to life and death." Set a few years before India gained its independence

  • The English Teacher: A Career In The Real World

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    people are not born with great intelligence. It is the job of a mentor or teacher to teach others how to behave and work in the real world. Teaching is an extremely important job and one that I wish to make a career out of, as I consider teachers the backbone of society. Sometimes their work goes unnoticed or unappreciated, and many of these specialized

  • Christian English Teacher Humility Essay

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    seen an increase in dialogue between two groups – critical practitioners (CP) and Christian English teachers (CET) who seek to combine their calling to teach with their calling to be a witness. While some are skeptical about the compatibility of these two callings (Pennycook, 2009; Phillipson, 2009), others have laid out a vision for how one might be both a critical practitioner and a Christian English teacher (Wong & Canagarajah, 2009; Purgason, 2009) citing the character traits of respect and humility

  • College Admissions Essay: I Will be an English Teacher

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    I Will be an English Teacher "Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor." -- Robert Frost I felt trapped, immobilized, confused. It was my senior year in high school. My friend Nancy aptly described me as laboring under a "stupor of thought." Finally, I did the one thing that held any promise of relief - I decided to become an English teacher. I didn't just switch oars in the middle of the stream; I switched to an entirely different river. Throughout

  • Reflection Paper On English Teacher

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    This interview was a great chance to earn some wisdom from the teachers who were once in our position. The faculty at BYUH is exceptional in terms of their teaching, experience, and personality, and it is great to be able to interact with them. For my interview, I spoke with sister Wallace and had a lovely experience learning about her life in TESOL. She expressed her feelings on teaching languages other than English, her experience at BYUH, and her general attitude towards teaching. To start

  • The Effects of Censorship on Experienced High School English Teachers

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    “If a teacher is using a text or piece of literature, there has to be value to it and it is important to be exposed to as much as possible” (Feldpausch). These wise words sum up what most teachers respond to when asked the question “Should parents censor text/literature in schools?” Highly educated, teachers know their own idea on this and can back it up with fact and personal experiences. What it comes down to is one simple phrase: Parents should not be able to decide what we can learn about in

  • On-going Professional Development for TESOL Teachers that Teach English

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    student, but also teacher. Teacher requires comprehensive knowledge and continuing learning to approach sufficient knowledge for student or the society. TESOL teacher needs to keep the pace with the advances of their subject quicker than regular teacher because English is the most popular language in use, and students are benefited with the latest information of English. Many resources allow TESOL teacher or learner to improve their personal development and grow professionally in English, like professional

  • Reflection Paper For English Teacher

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    the classroom activities. All English teaching and learning environment is one of the challenges for me, because I haven’t such experience before.

  • Becoming a Reflective Teacher of English

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    learning. This essay will discuss how my understanding of SLWR has evolved, and in examining the links between lectures and workshops, further reading and school based training (SBT), will reflect on how this has impacted on my development as an English teacher. Initially, I understood the value of speaking and listening (S&L) as a foundation to progress to reading and writing. However, during the module I have discovered the significance of S&L, as an integral part of child development and learning

  • My Hardest English Teacher

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    in Honors AP English, my whole writing style was turned upside down. We were no longer writing the "In my opinion." or "I think." papers. We were writing critical and analytical essays. We actually had to prove and support our ideas - something totally new to me. Of course, with my writing "expertise," I thought this would be no problem at all. That year, everything changed, and six years later, I still use the techniques that I learned in that class. In classes prior to this, teachers had always stressed

  • Language Use in Family and in Society

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    Language Use in Family and in Society The magazine article “Language Use in Family and in Society,” published in the September 1999 issue of English Journal, written by Lee Thomas and Linh Cao, shows how language use can affect a family and the society. Both authors came together to write an article dealing with language in the home and in society, trying to reach a specific audience and purpose. The structure used was of both of the author’s styles and both authors used rhetorical appeals

  • The Tragic Tale of Paul's Case

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    toward Paul. Although Paul's life ends in suicide, Paul's English teacher, Charley Edwards, or Paul's father could have prevented his premature death. First, Paul's English teacher could have prevented Paul's suicide. After her confrontation with Paul at the chalkboard, she becomes Paul's greatest school adversary. She is Paul's leading detractor at his meeting with the principal, but not without regret. Cather writes, "His teachers left the building dissatisfied and unhappy; humiliated to have

  • Three Approaches to Coping with School Violence

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    school’s problem if the profession at large is not watchful and careful. No school is immune to the potential of extreme violence, as many of us, without meaning to, have learned. If you’re a long-time, veteran English teacher, you may never have thought you’d see the day when an issue of English Journal would be devoted to school violence. The idea never occurred to me, either. But here we are, and here that issue is. And, what’s more, it’s high time. While none of us needs convincing that the violence

  • A Theater of My Own

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    commanded my tears and fits of laughter depending on the content of her story or dictated by a whim. It was she who made me stage-struck years before I even saw a stage. I was thirteen before I acted my first conventional role. My high school English teacher, Mrs. Doyle, directed us in Strindberg's Motherlove. I played the mother. We explored the work in class and interpreted it aloud in rehearsal after school. We wrote papers and memorized text, learning the language of our character. In her classroom

  • The Benefits of Being Stupid

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    create tend to be original. For example, when was the last time someone stupid said something, and made one think about it? It seems that people are always talking about someone else’s dumb idea. For example, in my 12th grade english c "How many stories will that English teacher drop before having a stroke?" This would suggest that stupid people might have the upper hand when it comes to thinking up original ideas. In fact, the next time someone wants an original idea for something, they should try

  • Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan

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    Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan The name of my book is Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan. This is a mystery thriller about five teens who plan to kidnap their English teacher to teach him a lesson. Their teacher is very hard on them and does not allow any room for slacking. But instead of just kidnapping him for a while, they decide to abandon him for a while by a deserted lake in the middle of nowhere. Two of the teens come back to find that he is dead. Now they must decide what to

  • Analysis of Iron and Silk by Mark Salzman

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    chose to read it because it was a true story and was told that it was a good read. The author travels to China as an English teacher for the Hunan Medical School. There he stayed for two years picking up many anecdotes along the way. The author already had spent a large amount of his life studying Chinese language and the martial arts. However, when he arrives in China he meets teachers who have dedicated their entire lives to perfecting a particular art or skill, whether it be martial arts or calligraphy

  • Bill Gates

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    SAT. His high school English teacher Anne Stephens was amazed at Gates' memory. She commented on how Gates had remembered a 3-page soliloquy for a school play in one reading. He read often, tried to take up the trombone, had no interest in philosophy but rather thought of himself as a "scientist." His science teacher, William Dougall, remembers if the teacher wasn't going fast enough, "Bill always seemed on the verge of saying, 'But that's obvious.'" Gates once said to a teacher that some day he would

  • Where I Will be in Ten Years

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    On campus at school I am involved in the custom car club, which has led me to a new found respect for automobiles. In high school my favorite subject is my senior English, because I have Mrs. Saylor as my English teacher, and I also love my TA class because it’s a kickback class with my friends Ray-Dawg, Nick, and of course the teacher Mrs. Moon. After high school I have many plans that I would like to accomplish, but I know that I have to take it slow because I can’t have everything at once.

  • Dead Poets Society

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    of suicide. This movie is about Welton an all boys college preparatory school for the rich. Mr. Keating who is the new English teacher there, was once a student there also. He enters the class room with a different style of teaching. While other teachers were stiff neck and had a conventional style of teaching, Keating came in with a style that was unorthodox and the other teachers feared this. He came into the class room preaching “Carpe Diem” which means seize the day. He taught the kids to be free