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I’ve read the book Dead Poets Society and I’m going to tell you about on of the characters in the book. His name is John Keating and he’s native American between 30-35 years old. John works as an English teacher and he has just got a new job at Welton Academy, which is the best boarding school in USA. John worked as Chester school in London a couple of years before Welton. Mr. Keating himself graduated as a student from Welton. In this essay I’m going to discuss and prove why I believe John Keating is a great teacher.

The first time I noticed that John was a great teacher was at his first lesson with his new class. My reaction was that he was a good leader because he advocated important things like “Carpe Diem", which means seize the day. Another thing I observed was how he spoke to his students. He had good confidence, which infected in a positive way and gave the students self confidence. In the beginning of the lesson he started to say “O captain! My captain”, and then he wanted that the guys should call him Mr. Keating or “O captain! My captain!” These simple words made attention from the students.

Another scenario was that he very quickly got good contact whit the students. His relationship with the guys was very good because he talked with them a lot. I think he was more like a friend then a strict teacher who hated the students. Neil had some problems whit his father about what he may do or not may do. Then Neil picked John to talk to and he got some good advice from him.

My last evidence of John being a great teacher is the fact that he teached in a different way then other teachers. He begged the students to rip out the fist chapter in the book because he didn’t liked it. John’s way to teach wasn’t just by the book, he tried to made the students finding their own way, like when they walked around at the school...

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