"Tips For The Young Educators: Ways To Passionately Teach In This Day And Age"
14 Sep 2017 ,Education,Team Tutago
Growing up and reminiscing school days, we do fondly remember our favorite teachers. Maybe the chemistry ma'am or the maths sir or the biology teacher, because of whom we fell in love with the lessons they imparted. Most importantly, because of whom we are who we are today. Cut to this day and age, as young educators we know how demanding the teaching profession can be. And to be honest, it can drain one’s self-esteem and emotions too. But let that not happen to you. There are ways and tips or should we say reminders that can help us stay afloat and motivated. Here’s how to passionately teach in this day and age.
Have clear objectives
When we drive, we use GPS or SIRI or roadmaps, don’t we? Our objective is to get from point A to point B, and passionately we sail through to reach our destination as well, overcoming the hurdles on the way. The same thing would be for teachers when they have to upgrade the mindset of a class of young ones. You have got to set clear objectives; for you and for them. Work on the goals to achieve together, be there for one another and show each other the way to overcome what pulls you down.
Have a sense of humor and praise when need be
No one likes a grumpy frumpy faced teacher in the class, when the learning they know is too tough. Put yourself in the position of the students, would you appreciate the same? Will it make learning easy for you? Will it make you look nice and approachable to your students, should they have questions to ask or doubts to clear? A sense of humor always makes situations light and learning fun, and when you student solves a query, show him or her some love. A little praise too goes a long way.
Welcome changes in the classroom
Successful teachers know how to make classroom learning better, for they want their pupils to make it big in life. This is why, rearranging the set up of the classroom with tools and resources that can make teaching a better experience and learning a wonderful moment, is a must. What comes by would be a sense of adventure and excitement for the kids in the room, and they would be on their toes to learn more. Changes don’t need to be elaborate; maybe changing the seating arrangements or setting up new learning tools around can make things exciting. It shows how passionate you are for the little ones to progress and take back home more!
Emotional support should be given to the students
There are days when the children may not want more information but would need emotional support, especially when the exam dates near. This is a time when they look up to you as a second parent, for succor and emotional need. Listen to them, learn what they want, help them tackle adversities, get them a mini counselling session which will help boost their self esteem, and more. Small gestures can help bond and this will go a long way.
Never stop learning
There is no age as to where we stop our learning; we as young educators can learn from the students in class and from the surroundings as well. It helps bolster the bond between the student and you, and you get to understand the perspective of students better too. Learning is always two ways and one must make the most of it. It only goes to show how keen and passionate you are about your job, and of enlightening the others about it too.
Teaching is a flexible and a very rewarding profession, allow a dose of passion into what you do and the difficult roadblocks would soon be bygones. We hope these self-help tips come in handy!