This article is for teachers who are new and do not know enough about this profession.
The points in this article will help you to understand the profession of teachers.
Test Score Is Not Everything:
Keep in mind that you are not teaching children for good test scores, but your goal is to improve students’ knowledge by doing everything possible. If you teach students for the test purpose, you will lose interaction with them and then they will not learn anything. If you teach students in a friendly way, they will learn and also try their best to get good marks.
Care More About Them:
Yes, you have to care more about them than children because you know better what you are teaching them and it will help them in the future. One teacher once told me that she is now frustrated with students’ behavior and now she does not pay much attention to children. I told her that it is her job to take care of the children and you are paid to do it. This is part of your job.
Every Teacher Needs A Feel Good File:
A file in which you can keep the notes of parents, students, and the principal that will make you feel that you’re doing a good job. Because whenever you feel bad about yourself, or having a hard day, take out your Feel Good File, and remember that you aren’t a complete failure at this gig.
Take Care Of Your Health:
You should know that your health is much important than anything else. Teaching is indeed a very honorable profession but it is not your life. So it’s better not to take school work in your home with you. If you get used to it, it becomes difficult to get rid of it.
Get A Massage Once A Month:
Getting a massage once a month will relax your body and, reduces your stress.
Wear Comfortable Shoes:
Wearing comfortable shoes is important because teaching is not an easy job. High-quality, comfortable shoes are extremely important and you will soon realize this. Because you have to stand in the classroom for a long period and then you will feel the need for good shoes. So, first of all, go and buy comfortable shoes for yourself.
Everyone behaves reasonably from his or her perspective:
Remember that everyone is talking right from their perspective. You will get disagree with many people and that includes all of your parents, students, colleagues, and even administrators. You will remain dissatisfied with many people and you will be surprised sometimes when you will hear such awkward decisions from others.
But if you remember this little rule, you will be able to understand and deal with the views of others. If you keep in mind that the other person is talking the right thing from their point of view, you will find it easier to remain calm. But still, it is your right to disagree with the person but then you will not feel angry as before.
Make a habit of changing yourself because the rules don’t remain the same. The standards change, the federal and state policies change as well. And you will love this change only when you can deal with them. If you realize this is a question of children’s future then getting change will be easier for you. Usually, children remain the same, no matter what. They understand only the things we cannot give them. The attention, discipline, smiles, crave, love, routine, and a free day. They want to make themselves feel important.
They still may not feel that education is more important to them, but if you can teach them that they are close to you and also what you want to educate them, they will thank you later. Those moments become very precious.
Someone will always listen to you:
Someone wants to hear from you and other teachers understand your point better. Talk to a good friend or talk to one of your favorite high school teachers. Surround yourself with people who appreciate you and get happy in your victories.
How about you? What tips would you like to give to a new teacher? Looking forward to your comments.