Perhaps this advice will
Perhaps this advice willprovide the cornerstone of a new teaching paradigm, one that exuberantly extols a shared experience of learning, enjoyment, respect, and fun.
Here’s the secret to better teaching: It’s realizing that not only do students want to learn, they crave it!.
Now some of you might have empirical evidence to the contrary, but believe me when I tell you that buried inside even the most reluctant, obstinate student is the desire to learn. So how do we tap this “hidden” or “dormant” innate motivation? Well, it’s the secret to unlocking the secret. If I had to describe my entire teaching philosophy in one sentence (with out run-ons,) it would be this:
Here’s what I think are the top ten tips that can help any teacher unbottle their potential:
1. Accept the challenge: Every teacher can be a great teacher, but some of us are working at it, and some of us are not.
10. Feel the magic: Relish the relationships with students and savor the interactions. Teaching is more an art than a science. Enjoy the process and don’t get hung up on the mechanics. Get involved on campus. Sponsor a club, coach an event, volunteer for school functions and assemblies. The more you invest into you work, the more you’ll get out of it.