17 Oct Know About Top 10 Tidbits for a New Teacher
Do you aspire to become a teacher like your class teacher? Actually the first impression of a good teacher is being created in a child’s mind by his class teacher. A child start to dream like his favorite teacher starts to imitate the teacher and behaves like her. For any new aspiring teacher, their experience is going to be vastly different from each other. At first a new teacher may be bombarded with lots of queries and unanswered questions which you need to apply.
New teachers are already stressed and they add worries every day to their daily stress bucket. Instead of getting overly stressed you can go through the following strategies or helpful tidbits.
What are the top 10 tidbits for new teachers?
- Chase your passion:
Isn’t it the only passion you dreamt of during childhood? Throughout your growing years you have only fancied of becoming a classic, elegant teacher. You have always dreamt of teaching small children in a classroom, where everybody will obey you. It is basically our inner passion that plays a major role in shaping our career. So, never give up hope, and start chasing your goal till you reach it.
- Develop strong relationships:
It is very important to build a strong rapport and relationship with your colleagues. Be smart and show your eagerness to know each of them personally. It is also important to build up a strong relationship with administrators. During parents teachers meeting, indulge in extending relationship with your student’s parents as well. As you have dreamt of becoming a teacher by idolizing one of your favorite teachers, so let your students get the chance of imagining you as their favorite.
- Be a good communicator:
Isn’t it your promise to stay a committed teacher? Be a good communicator with them and with their family also. Be a friendly teacher and create a strong bonding with them. You can seek help from your experienced friends regarding how you can communicate with their parents easily.
Sadly there are times when experience teachers hesitate to share their resources and information with new teachers. The new teachers had to undergo through a lot of trial and error method to achieve maximum satisfaction from their work. They need to prepare their daily project by searching from internet and different reference books. They had to depend upon their own skill and talent to brighten up a class environment. For this reason you can seek help from any new teachers association, who will be willing to help you and you can shed some of your worries.
- Find a good mentor:
Believe in the power of mentoring. If you can’t get help from any experienced teachers seek help from mentors. A question may arise in your mind that if there is a dearth of experienced teachers in a school then who will guide new teachers. Every problem has their own solution. Thereby came the idea of virtual mentor. There are various professional online sitesthat are diligently ready to support a lending hand to all the new teachers. The experienced mentors are available throughout the world to support the beginning journey of new teachers.
- Seek help whenever you are in problem:
The most common mistake made by the new teachers are they hesitate to take help from experienced teachers and mentors. When they are in the midst of trouble they apologize for their unsuccessful deeds. Be careful! Don’t repeat the same mistake. Be smart and ask for help whenever you need. Everybody would be glad to extend their support to you. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but it symbolizes your courage to face the new challenge.
- Listen to your seniors:
There are various instances of new teachers getting offended when they are told to adjust their timings, or to improve their level. Listen to them! Don’t get egoistic. It will ruin your new career. Within a year you might be observed by the good admin and you will be looked at with lot of respect. Be gracious to accept all the criticism, comments and feedback given by the admin. You can ask them questions about their observation, and if there are any proactive solution to offer you.
- Blog with your students:
Start writing blog and let your students get involved with that blog. Encourage your students to join in that school blog. It will be interesting and encouraging to know about your student’s family and their backgrounds. There are many teachers throughout the world, who stay connected with their students through blog. It will give you some priceless moments which you can cherish forever.
- Join in a particular community:
As a new teacher you may sometimes feel lonely and isolated. You may feel bored in the staff room where the rest of other teachers are giggling about something which you are unaware of. In that case you can join a new community where you can share some interesting post and blog. You can join in some new teachers group or association where you can discuss about different types of questions or topics.
- If you fail accept it positively:
There are ups and downs in our daily life, so take everything positively. Thomas Wayne has rightly quoted that “and why do we fall Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up”. The sooner you accept the fact that failure is a part of journey and a way of becoming a knowledgeable teacher will be better. Embrace all your failures as new opportunity for a newer beginning.