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What teachers do

I've been teaching English for many a year to people from all over the world. 

Being a teacher is a complex profession; it's hard to define the process of teaching.

Teachers are often seen as the source of information, as if learning is all about absorbing facts. Once facts are learned, education is complete. The teacher is like a banker making a deposit of knowledge in the student's brain. 

But I see myself as a bridge over which information travels. I offer my students what I know about a topic (usually in the form of a question), then wait with anticipation for what they give me back--their reactions, insights, and interpretations.

I love to teach because it's the way I best learn.

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