Do you have any of these habits?
Some students have a personal connection with their teachers. And those are the students that get inspired because the teacher provides the passion and the inspiration students need.
Do you know how to reach your students and make a difference in them? Here are some tips:
1. Have a clear goal in mind.
At some point, we have all used a road map or GPS to reach our destination. In education, the goals you have in mind for your students are like road maps while your plan is the GPS.
2. Success takes time
Do not get disappointed if you do not see immediate results. If you expect to see results in a very short time, it will only bring disenchantment and you will run out of steam.
Think of it as a farmer. You need to nurture the crop and take care of it before you see the results.
3. Expect your students to flourish
We all need someone to believe in us. It's no different for a student. They need someone to trust in their abilities. Someone to provide them with goals and opportunities where they can succeed. And if they fail let them know it's okay and to try something else.
Students will be motivated to keep trying until they reach their goal.
4. Learn to take a calculated risk
There is a saying that reads "You miss every shot you don't take". Taking calculated risks by studying all outcomes and possibilities is part of the success formula. You never know how far you can go unless you try.
Students like to see teachers try new things in the classroom and they will watch to see how you accomplish your task, no matter if you fail at first.
5. It's easy to spot a successful teacher
You know the ones. They are the teachers who are always doing new things and activities for the students. They enjoy teaching and have a contagious energy.
They also welcome change. Remember the time you rearranged the furniture because you wanted to feel it was a new room? The same concept applies to your classroom.
They use teaching methods that grow and evolve in order to adapt to their plans or outcome.
6. Go outside the box
Doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result is the definition of what? If you said insanity, you are correct.
The best teachers do not allow to be "boxed" in a teaching method. They know when it's time to go out of the box and try something different.
7. Never stop learning
Be determined to learn new things. It bolsters your knowledge and puts you in a learning mode instead of a teaching mode.
Good luck. Hope it helps.