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TRAITS OF A MEYSEN TEACHER
The desired traits of all MeySen teachers are...Passion! Creativity! Joy!
"Teaching is not a profession; it's a passion. Without your passion and dedication, our children's future would resemble a sunset instead of a sunrise. Your days are long and often difficult. Thrive on your passion, and enhance our world's tomorrow."
--Linda A. Podojil
In teaching, passion is not an option; it is a requirement. It is the force that drives self-motivation and a commitment to the lives of students. Choosing to teach is choosing to believe in those one teaches. At MeySen, the teachers’ commitment to and belief in their students are shown in their passion to create a classroom environment which instills joy, confidence, and optimism, enabling students to do their best.
“Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or doing it better.”
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) is a challenge, due to the repetition that is necessary for effective learning. The challenge for educators is to present repetitive material in a fresh, new way. MeySen teachers must have the ability to originate creative teaching methods, and to instill an excitement for learning that inspires their students. Their creativity, driven by a passion to teach effectively, transforms the common, yet necessary, subject matter into an exciting lesson. Teachers who are excited about teaching, and who consistently display a positive and encouraging attitude in the classroom, will overcome the “boredom barriers” that can develop when students are learning a new language, and inspire students to believe they will succeed.
“Joy is but the sign that creative emotion is fulfilling its purpose.”
--Charles Du Bos
Teachers who ignite creative emotion in the lives of those they teach give birth to the joy of learning in their students. Joyful learners become the inspiration for everyone around them to find excitement in discovery and awe for the unknown. MeySen teachers are provided the ideal environment in which to create a joy of learning in their students. For decades, the MeySen community has worked together to ensure such an environment. Veteran teachers, school management, and parents know that teaching is an investment in the future of every child taught... and more. They know that every child touches countless others throughout a lifetime, and that what students have learned joyfully will become part of what they bring to the world as inspiration to others. The results are a teacher’s legacy.