We all have a favorite teacher that we’ll never forget; the teacher that made us fall in love with our favorite subject, instilled in us our love of reading or even made us choose the certain career path that has influenced our lives today. Every teacher would definitely love to play such a huge role in the lives of their students. Standout teachers know what they are teaching in and out, know when to bring it up on a personal level, and know if they have need to learn how to be a memorable teacher.
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Here are a few tips you can use to make yourself standout and be unforgettable as a teacher:
Care and Attention
A teacher should at all time show his students love, care by attentively taking the time to explain subjects and using teaching strategies that work best. Students will appreciate what you do and also learn better during your classes. Communication is also key to every successful relationship and this will go in long way in fostering a good student-teacher relationship in the long run.
Students have different learning pattern , some learn faster some slower and a good teacher knows how to balance that by adjusting the learning speed so that it can balance every student progress in the classroom. Standout teachers know what they are teaching in and out, know when to bring it up on a personal level, and know if they have need to learn how to be a memorable teacher.
Students need to be constantly motivated in order to be in the right frame of mind to learn. It doesn’t have to be anything serious; you can tell them a story with a lesson about why learning is important, or sometimes it can be just a follow-up and a personal reminder for them to bring their homework tomorrow. Either way, this gives them a feeling of motivation to do more all the time.
Decision and Leadership
Every decision you make should be in favor of every student in the class. Sometimes students may ask a question that goes far beyond current subject. A standout teacher knows when to tell a story or a joke, because all work and no play makes for a boring lesson. He/she also knows the right moment to stop a joke and direct the focus back to the subject.
At the end of the day, being a memorable teacher has to do with the impact you make in the life of your students. A teacher is remembered for what he/she has taught or the experience they provided in and out of the classroom. That’s how you standout from the crowd!
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