If you’re currently learning the ropes as a new teacher and want to ensure that your first year or your first years of teaching goes smoothly, simply continue reading to discover a few to tips for new teachers.
Understand that every child has a unique learning style:
Learn that every child has a unique learning style. For example some children learn best by listening, while others learn better by doing physical activities or by reading. If one child, has difficulty with a particular learning style don’t assume that they are not capable or intelligent, instead use different learning styles, to find one that works better for them.
Find ways to engage your students:
For example, you may want to play educational games from time to time as a way of engaging your student’s interest. As many kids will simply be come disinterested if they are made to read chapters of text books and copy down information, for hours on end.
Be mindful when it comes to handing out homework:
While you may be tempted to give your students a lot of homework, in order for your class to progress through their coursework or curriculum quickly, it’s a wise idea to be mindful when it comes to handing out homework. As many students will have extra curricular activities and family obligations after school and will be too tired to concentrate on their course work, so it’s a great idea to limit the amount of homework which you set. If your students have multiple teachers, for different subjects, which is common with older students, make sure to talk to their other students to see how much work is handed out. As if you all hand out heavy workouts, your students will struggle to complete their homework for each park.
Don’t force your students to answer questions or read aloud in front of the class:
As many students get anxiety when they are made to answer questions when called upon by name or to read aloud in front of the class, it’s a wiser idea to let students volunteer to answer questions or read aloud. There are other ways to test a quiet’s student knowledge for example, you may want to talk to them about their knowledge on a particular subject, one on one. That way they’ll have less anxiety about being unable to answer a question, infront of the class. As if a kid feels shamed infront of their peers, they are likely to give up on learning.
Aim for your students to respect you and to be inspired by you, not afraid of you:
Learning should be fun and you should aim for your class to respect you and to be inspired by you and to enjoy learning. As if your class are afraid of you, they won’t look forward to your classes or learning.
So if you are a new teacher, don’t worry with time you’ll pick up the ropes and will relax into a routine that will help you support your students in their academic journeys.