We, as teachers, are often able to assess our students’ progress but unfortunately, they find it difficult to see…
Sometimes, they are lucky enough to be in a situation where they are “forced” to realise they have made a lot of progress.
One example of that is what happened recently to one of my students. As she was walking on her way to her office, some young girls called her and asked her her way… in English of course!
She realised that before we started the lessons together, she would never have been able to help the girl properly (she said she would have showed her with a map or with signs but with barely any word) and that now she was able to give directions and help this girl out! She said she felt very proud and satisfied!
I have to admit I was really happy to hear that and I did feel some satisfaction!
One of the main reasons why it is sometimes difficult for our students to realize how much they have progressed is that unfortunately they don’t get many opportunities to use the language outside the class, sometimes even at work…
How about your students? Do they sometimes go through similar situations?
And you, how do you get some satisfaction from your job?
Your ideas now!