1. What’s the difference between current teachers and those in the past?
I think nowadays, teachers focus on being more flexible. Instead of just teaching material in one way, they，re open to new ideas. They can include more unconventional learning methods491, like having field trips instead of just depending on textbooks. They also understand that different students learn in different ways. So they can adjust their lesson plans when needed. That，s definitely a leg up492 from the way they taught in the past.
2. What’s the difference between being taught by teachers and by AI?
Well, there，s a huge difference between being taught by teachers versus493 AI. Being taught by AI can be more convenient, since you can learn whenever and wherever you want. But I think it，s limited. It，s definitely less personal. In contrast, teachers can relate to you better and understand you more fully than some computer system. And they can judge if you are concentrating on the lecture or not. I don’t think AI can do that.
3. What is the disadvantages and advantages of online teaching?
The first advantage I can think of is convenience. Online teaching really makes life a breeze because you can access lessons from the comfort of your own home494. You can even learn while you，re on the go495. Plus, you can usually learn things at your own pace496. But every rose has its thorn497. A disadvantage of online teaching is that you don，t always get face-to-face interaction with the teacher. So it can feel very impersonal. Plus, since you aren，t in a classroom, you have to be very self-disciplined when you take an online course.
4. What’s the difference between private schools and public schools?
It seems to me that private schools have more resources and can be more unique, whereas498 public
schools are more generic. To be specific, private schools usually have more funding because they charge tuition499. So they can afford fancy facilities like swimming pools. They also have more control over which courses they teach. On the other end of the spectrum500, public schools depend on government funding so the curriculum is usually the same across schools. And because of the limited budget, public schools don’t usually have as much field training as private schools do.
5. What are the types of schools?
Well, the obvious ones are public and private schools. Those are separated by the kind of funding they have and who controls them. But there are also boarding schools, which are usually similar to private schools but also involve the students living there. It5s kind of like a dorm at college. Speaking of which501, there are post-secondary schools like colleges and universities as well. I guess there are probably some special schools, like high schools for the arts. I’ve heard there are quite a lot of those.
491 unconventional learning methods:非传统的学习方法
492 a leg up:更胜一筹，更好
494 the comfort of your own home: home,舍予月服的家
495 on the go:四处奔波，很忙
496 at your own pace:按照你自己的节奏
497 everyrose has its thorn:每朵玫瑰都带刺，事物都有优缺点
499 charge tuition:收学费
500 Onthe other end of the spectrum:相反、另一端（指相对于私立学校的另一端)
501 Speaking of which:说到这个