Every day of teaching would be every awesome teacher’s dream come true. Without the love and passion for educating others, and the motive to see kids morph into intellectually stimulated beings, nothing would be worth a day in a classroom.
So how can you be on the Awesome Teacher’s list?
Our educational experts have specifically analyzed and gathered the top-rated qualities any aspiring teacher has, and to inspire you, here is how you know you’re an AWESOME teacher:
- ‘MAKING A DIFFERENCE’ IS YOUR MIDDLE NAME
You know you’re awesome when you love making a difference. You will do what it takes to inspire others with new and exciting information, encourage children to open their minds and think critically, as well as analyse and address the needs of the children and community, where you can influence positive change.
2- YOU LOVE CHILDREN
Teaching is not only about transferring new information to students, but cooperating with each one to help them flourish with knowledge and critical thinking, while understanding their different qualities and abilities to drive them towards being better people who strive for their goals and aspirations.
3- YOU RAISE EXPECTATIONS = RAISING THE BELIEF TO ACHIEVE
When your students see that you believe in them, and expect the best from them, they will strive to be better at what they do. Bit by bit, they will learn to adapt their best qualities and abilities to achieve their goals inside and outside the classroom.
Not only are you setting high standards for your students, but you are igniting the fire of ambition by helping them build confidence, hope, and a strong belief to achieve.
4- YOU CREATE A SENSE OF COMMUNITY
If your classroom environment gets students to collaborate together, promotes discussion and dialogue, and gives forth to the school and the community, then we’d have to congratulate you: you have created a strong sense of belonging. Where this kind of environment exists, you will succeed in teaching your students to be part of a community, care and respect others, as well as harmoniously work together.
5- YOU APPLY EFFECTIVE DISCIPLINE SKILLS
You are that awesome teacher that knows how important character building is in improving education. You nurture your students into a moral and disciplined environment, where they learn to care and cooperate with one another, build trust and loyalty with their peers and teacher, as well as apply positive and respectful behavior in the classroom and the community.
6- YOU APPLY SUCCESSFUL OBJECTIVES
As an organized and structured teacher, you start each class with a clear lesson plan and target objectives. This way, you have every minute planned for a certain goal, and every student following you through without confusion or tardiness.
Your students not only learn the quality of organization, but trust in your ability to achieve a successful outcome.
7- YOU MANAGE A CLASSROOM LIKE A PRO
A pro effectively manages a classroom by applying clear guidelines that will ensure positive student behavior and conduct, promote effective study habits, and encourage organized classroom collaboration, while maintaining an enjoyable learning environment.
8- YOU ARE ACCESSIBLE
Be that awesome teacher who listens and addresses student problems, needs, goals and dreams. Be that trustworthy educator who always welcomes parents to ask, learn and suggest ideas on how to encourage their children. Be that aspiring co-worker who helps and advises other teachers, gives a warm welcome into the office, and promotes a productive environment. Be accessible in a warm, welcome and communicative way.
9- YOU ARE AS PROFESSIONAL AS IT GETS
Yes you are one of those teachers who knows how to promote an enjoyable educational environment. Yet, you have not forgotten how to be professional in your own field. You care for your personal appearance and representability, which in turn aspires respect from your students, co-workers, and parents. You also know how to maintain fantastic organizational skills, as well as inhibit excellent communication skills.
10- YOU ARE CONSTANTLY UP TO DATE WITH YOUR TEACHING GADGETS
Today’s 21 st century education always calls for gadgets that will help speedup and improve the learning environment. Being up to date with today’s educational tools promotes you as a teacher who constantly seeks to improve and change to the better. Accordingly, teachers nowadays work with the device that suit their needs and abilities. Many use electronic learning methods like SMART Board, White Board, and Learning Management System (LMS), which help them coordinate a modern, fun and effective educational experience.
11- YOU ARE A STRIVER FOR KNOWLEDGE
You love fueling your knowledge in the subjects you teach and in other fields as well. You constantly enrich your mind and soul with new information, trends and data. Your passion for knowledge is, therefore, transmitted to your students. Your students will ask questions and you will always answer, and if you don’t know the response (which would be unlikely) you’ll always strive to get it. Not only do you always strengthen your know-how about your subject matter, but also about the overall curriculum. This is an awesome teacher’s trait: to constantly grow.
12- YOU HAVE A STRONG SENSE OF SELF (EGO)
As a self-aware teacher who knows that not all days in the classroom are sunshine and rainbows, you are able to stand any hardships. Your students may behave with misconduct or have trouble grasping new information. Yet, your strong sense of self will keep your head up high, your vision clear, and your optimism shining.
13- YOU HAVE A HUMBLE SENSE OF SELF (HUMILITY)
Though your ego boost is high, you must always remember: it’s not about you, it’s about your students. Maintaining a sense of humility is what it takes to adapt a sharing and giving environment in your classroom. As an awesome teacher, you give floor to your kids and strive to enrich their learning experience as best as you can.
14- YOU REFLECT, ANALYSE AND TAKE ACTION
Finally, you know you’re an awesome teacher when after every lesson you reflect on what happen, why, and how you can always improve. You analyse each situation and apply action plans towards the objective of being an awesome teacher.