10 Things successful teachers do!
What makes a successful teacher? What are the things they do differently? Here are a few tips to be a successful teacher; who is responsible, inspiring and realistic.
“Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
1 Define clear objectives
In the world of education, your objective is a roadmap to success. Have clear objectives. Use your creativity within the framework of your curriculum to reach your destination. Make a realistic plan and work on it.
2 Have a sense of purpose
Every job has its pros and cons. Not all days are creative, there are a lot of mundane and tedious tasks as well. Teachers with a sense of purpose sail through everything as they know they have a bigger purpose in life.
3 Know when to listen to students and when to ignore
Students feedback is important but a successful teacher knows when to listen to the students and when to ignore them.
4 A positive attitude is a must
We all like to be surrounded by positive people. A successful teacher has a positive attitude — who inspires and uplifts the spirits of his/her students. Also, positivity aids creativity and better outcomes.
5 Believe in your students
A successful teacher believes in his/her students and knows that his students will succeed. If students fail, do not make it an issue. Encourage them to do better and motivate them to keep trying until they succeed.
6 Keep your classroom environment light
A happy classroom is a must for learning. Use humour and wit to keep children at ease.
7 Praise your students judiciously
While it is good to praise students from time to time — do not overdo it. Let it look authentic. Praise them when they do something really good. Only then students will value it and work towards it.
8 Do not shy away from taking risks
Try new things in the classroom to make it more interactive and meaningful. You may be successful at some things while other may not work out. Take risks.
9 Be consistent
Consistency does not means being stuck with something. It means you behave in the same manner, irrespective of your mood and your rules do not change for anybody. Be consistent is your thoughts, your rules and your behaviour so that students can trust you and communicate with you without any fear.
10 Communicate with parents
It is important to collaborate with parents to ensure a student’s success. Be open to feedback and listen to their concerns. At the same time, share your concerns as well and chalk out a successful plan.