有時候，當我已經與學生（或家長）嘗試作出不同方法的交流但情況仍沒有改善之後 ，我會覺得我已不能幫助他/她走得更遠，彈得更好，我是絕對沒有什麼可以再做的了。也有很多次，因為我已經嘗試一切，而什麼東西似乎都不湊效，情形似乎不值得投資我的時間到這個學生身上時，我只是覺得，「我應該放棄這個學生嗎？」, 「為什麼我仍然繼續進行下去，花更多的時間和精力把這個學生嗎？他/她值得我這樣做嗎？」
I always teach with an uplifted and positive attitude. Even when I feel extremely exhausted or sick, I can still keep up with the good spirit until the end of the teaching day (then I collapse immediately). Inevitably, there are still times that I feel frustrated and down when facing some students who seem not to listen to my teaching and the communication channel between us is completely shut down.
There are times that I feel there is absolutely nothing I can do more after many ways of trying to communicate with the student (or his/her parent) and I cannot help him/her to progress further and play better. There are times I just think, “should I give up on this student?”, because it just seems not worth investing my time into the student anymore as I have tried everything and nothing seems to work. “Why should I still keep going on and spend even more time and effort into this student? Is s/he worth it?”
At this critical moment, I will think to myself, yes, there is more I can try. I can put even more effort and try new ways to communicate with the student. And yes, this person is worth it because s/he is my student. I will keep trying until I get frustrated again. Hopefully it will turn around. Miracle does happen sometimes. Perhaps it is not sheer luck but miracle is created because I have instilled in this student with much effort and faith.
Teresa Wong 黃穎妍