I never teched any kind of classes in my life yet. When I was trying to come up with the idea of authentic teaching self, the first word desperately popped up in my mind was preciseness. As a non-native speaker imaging himself teaching in a foreign country, the word preciseness could have a great chance be the first thing on his mind. Aspects like preciseness could be a few steps away from a teaching philosophy but it is definitely an important principle for teaching. Similar to a society need ethics and laws to keep both humanity and order, education needs to have the upper-level philosophy as well as fundamental principles.
The requirement of preciseness coming from my personal concern about the language, since teaching a class is way different from one-on-one conversation. Misinterpretations can be effectively and easily clarified during the in-person conversation but can be hard to be explained in a class. If confusion keeps happening in a classroom, students may gradually lose interest in the class. We definitely will have the chance and method to appropriately adjust what we imperfect on our early stage teaching. Addition to that, aware that as an experienceless teacher, making mistakes is inevitable, but I would believe that having a mind caring about preciseness in advance will help guarantee the convey of messages.
The article “Finding My Teaching Voice” by Sarah Dell mentioned a perspective that I never thought of before, maintaining the boundary between students and teachers. I once had an instructor who was really close to his students, everyone feels like friends to him. Surprisingly, he is also one of the instructors that gained most of the respects from students and the course that semester worked out pretty good. Thus I see a sustainable boundary as a formation of respects and trusts from both students and instructors. It’s not about the way of teaching, it can be either intimating way of teaching or lecturing methods, but building up an atmosphere that students are willing to learn that at the same time motivate instructors.