Doesnt that sound like teaching, too. We thrive when students collaborate and succeed, and push them when theyre on the verge of failing. The case study focuses on the teachers pedagogic use of metaphors.
There are many such phrases that we use in our day-to-day lives, but we rarely take cognizance of them. A metaphor is one of the figures of speech that is similar to a simile.
Its even more difficult to describe the role of a teacher to someone whos not in the education field. Selection and teaching of lexis on esp courses.
One of the oft-repeated metaphor examples is america is a melting pot. And one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages. Its difficult to define what exactly we do as teachers. The word metaphor originates from a greek word 'methapherin', which means to transfer or carry over. However it is hardly ever considered an example of a metaphor. Sometimes, instead of trying to describe what we do, its a little easier to draw parallels with another career.