There was this young girl who said; “When I grow up I want to be a teacher.” When asked why she wanted to be a teacher, the young girl said, “I want to be a teacher because I want to teach the children how to read and write.” That was a wise answer from a girl of eight but to a teacher, her job is not limited to teaching the children how to read and write.
Becoming a teacher does not just require knowledge in teaching the kids. The teaching profession is more than teaching the lessons to kids and making them understand. The teacher must be a one person with different personalities and skills. Being a teacher is not just knowing how to teach the kids how to read and write but it is more of being a second mother, a friend, a mentor and a playmate to the kids.
Being a teacher requires countless qualifications and qualities in order for one to become an effective teacher. Being a new teacher could be cumbersome. It takes too much effort and strength to be able to cope being a teacher if you are new in the profession. Trudging the way to being a teacher takes more than guts. There should be special ingredients added to the guts in order to become a truly effective teacher.
Here are tips on how to be a teacher to kids.
Be a child yourself
A teacher must be a child herself in order for her to understand her students. Being a child means that the teacher should feel like a child when she is dealing with children especially when she is with little kids. It is only when the teacher finds herself in the world of kids could she become an effective teacher for the children. She must know how to play with them and learn to socialize with them.
Know the art of teaching.
Teaching is an art. You need to have your own way of doing it in order for you to be an effective teacher. You need creativity, style, resourcefulness and a lot of tools to be able to achieve the good result of teaching.
Learn time management
One of the crucial things that a teacher should learn is time management. A teacher has to learn how to manage her time properly and do things in a systematic way so that she will be able to tackle things successfully. A teacher’s job is tough and time management should always be part of it if you want to accomplish many things in a day.
Make learning fun for the kids
Be an effective teacher by making learning fun for the kids. Kids learn better if they learn the fun way instead of the traditional way of learning which makes them bored in school. Children of today need a lot of activities to make them enjoy learning in school. You have to discover how to make learning fun for your students by giving them a lot of activities to do so that they will not get bored.
Know your students
Your students are your company every day and you have to know each one of them. As a teacher, you have to keep in mind that your students are individuals who could never be the same. You have to adapt a teaching method that could address the needs of each of your students. If some are slow then you have to use a method that could address the needs of the slow students. If some are fast then you have to do something about the fast learners so that they will not be bored. It is important that you know each of your students so that you can adjust to different situations in the classroom.
Love your profession
As a teacher, you should love your profession. If you love what you are doing, there is no reason why you should have problems in the classroom. Loving your profession means that you will do everything to become an effective teacher.
To be a teacher means having lots of patience and a versatile personality.