Getting Started With Whole Teacher: Suggested Reading
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The premise: good teaching is extraordinarily difficult and one of the primary challenges seems to be a lack of time. Since we can’t invent time, we could take a closer look at where our time is going.
Many teachers don’t have the luxury of deciding what’s sustainable for them. In these cases, they somehow ‘survive’ or they quit.
We are beginning to see the long-term effects of the incredible challenge of sustainable, quality teaching.
Dear first-year me: Don’t forget to take time to be patient and really listen–to students and colleagues, but also your own mind and body.
What are some things successful teachers do? It turns out, quite a bit–and it begins and ends with connecting with students.
Bend don’t break, know who to go to for work, and never stop loving your content are just a few secrets to surviving as a teacher.
It was this simple: When I was three years old, I decided I wanted to be a teacher because I wanted to be able to draw on a chalkboard.
Education can be reduced to this: What are students learning and what are they doing with what they’ve learned?
The ‘giving’ of yourself implies that you give your whole self to the act of teaching–that you merge your ‘self’ and your pedagogy.
Do I allow the students to ‘find’ the answers to questions on their own? How tightly aligned is the learning activity and objective?
Do you create opportunities for learners to put empathy into action; engage in pro-social behavior intended to benefit others?
One mental health tip for teachers? As much as possible, set clear boundaries between school and home life.