Characteristic of professional educator – Ihsan Ade Mista

Characteristic of professional educator

Ihsan Ade Mista

Nowadays, the need of education is getting higher and higher. People realize that education is very needed so that they try as well as possible to get the best education although they spend more money for it. Then, as the need increases, most educators just care about the money they will get that it eliminates their professionalization and responsibility to educate and teach. So, we need to be careful in choosing professional educators by knowing their characteristics.

First, professional educators must have known what they will teach well. Why is it so important? That’s because they will share their knowledge to others that if they share something wrong they can get sin as well as they will be like virus that corrupt people especially the next generations of a country that in their hand the future of a country stay.

Second, as professional educators, they must be open-minded people. It means professional educators will be willing to accept student”s opinion and  never be sensitive people who can be angry to their students that sometimes have high critical thinking in the class. On the contrary, professional educator should teach and guide them to develop their critical thinking so that they can be successful persons. If the educators are always like this, the class will be conducive and students will enjoy their study.

Besides those characteristics, professional educators should be a true person. They have to start what they are going to teach to themselves before sharing it to others. It means they must be able to teach themselves before they teach, for instance : you must be diligent before you teach someone to be diligent, you have to be honest before you ask someone to be honest, or at least you can ask your student not to do it because you have got something bad when you did it, like wise men say “ experience is the best teacher”.

Overall, to find professional educators is not easy, because they have some characteristics that are difficult to have, such as : mastering the lesson well before teaching, being open-minded person, and being a true person. So, we are as candidate of teacher should struggle in our life and our study in order we can take many lesson and experience so that we can be professional educators.

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My comment for this essay:

  • In terms of ideas, Ihsan has arranged the ideas into good logical order of division. The thesis statement which is written in the last sentence of the introductory paragraph is clear; however, Ihsan could make the essay better by using proper Transition Signal, such as “Therefore” instead of using “So”. The use of “So” is only for informal expression.
  • The language is formal but understandable. Besides, it is supported by good grammar in the sentences. In that way, the form of the sentences is various. It can be seen through the way he uses combination between simple sentence and complex sentence.
  • In fact, the ideas are, to my mind, insightful. Keep writing, Ihsan!

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