Steps To Being A Good Teacher

Being a teacher can be the most rewarding, exciting, and pleasant job a person can have, but it's not easy. Teaching can also be stressful, exhausting, and painful, but it comes with the job. I once read a quote by Alexandra K. Trenfor stating, "The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see." It has so much meaning and has inspired me to engage in steps to become a good teacher. Here are some steps:

1. Set Some Ground Rules. Have you ever walked in a classroom and seen the rules on the wall? All teachers have at least 3-5 rules to follow. The problem is, teachers don't know how to explain, they just tell. I believe if they explain the rules to the students on the first day and compromise, they wouldn't have a problem for the rest of the school year.

2. Engage Your Students. No student wants to be in a boring classroom. Use different strategies and activities to keep their energy boosted. It will make them be ready to learn. I have seen many teachers do different things, such as come up with a special handshake for each student.

3. Give Them Confidence. I have seen many students feel down and like they couldn't do it. The teacher job is to let them know they believe in them. They should let them know they are smart and can do anything they put their mind to.

4. Connect With Students. Having a special connection with each student can show them you care. Let them know they can come talk to you.

Those are some of the some of the steps to becoming a great teacher. I can go on and on because there are always ways teachers can prove. Just like students learn, teachers can learn also.

To the world you may be just a TEACHER, but to your students you are a HERO.


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