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Thinking back, most of the teachers I had were simply teaching the subject. Some of them had absolutely no enthusiasm whatsoever. I remember a particular teacher who used to sit down and just talk. She would get sidetracked from the lesson multiple times and would tell us some stories which were unrelated to the subject. She had such a lack of motivation that when she wanted to write something on the whiteboard, she simply stretched her hand and wrote without even looking at the board.
A few of the teachers did try to “educate” and not teach. Some of the teachers I saw at my observations last year had quite good ideas which allowed them to get the class involved such as using the interactive whiteboard or showing them famous videos which they had already seen and then designing the lesson to move around these things while the students are entirely focused on the content.
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