When I first started teaching all the experienced teachers told me what I should do eg. be strict, be firm with your students. But that is sincerely not who I am within. I was given the worse class - so that is what I was told. Today, I am so bless to have wonderful students who are so loving and kind. Just love your students, be kind, compassionate and have a listening ear, smile as often as you can (even when you are teaching). I motivate them when they feel they think they cannot do something. Experienced teachers ask me how I handle this class because they see the difference. DON'T BE TOO STRICT. JUST BE A TEACHER, MENTOR AND A FRIEND TO YOUR STUDENTS.
Teachers are suppose to be role models to their students. I have been teaching English to Foreign students for more than 10 years now and it is truly fulfilling. If you love being a teacher then you'd encourage your students to read books in this fast developing world of technology, distracting young minds from developing their creative minds.
Look at a tree! It is planted in the ground; as it grows, it begin to share with others, so that they may be nourish. Is this not a human seed, when you grow, you have the desire to share with others. And the more you share; the more knowledge you take in. There is so much in creation to learn and for everything out there; there is someone who has taken an interest to teach it to someone else. That is the beauty of giving. It is an endless cycle. So to everyone out there who love giving, the best thing to give is knowledge.