ESL job interview question: Is it better to be strict or caring? Which type of teacher are you?

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1. I guess it is far better to be caring but also to provide limits and boundaries that are so necessary in a child's development. Students should not fear the teacher but rather know that the teacher cares about them and that they can trust the teacher to help guide them in making good decisions. Setting limits and boundaries helps them to take responsibility for their own learning.

2. It certainly depends on the situation. I am caring because students should not fear me but rather trust me. I am strict because I care about students and I realize that they need rules and they need structure so as to thrive academically.

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