It is impossible to know everything about teaching before we become teachers. Most of our teaching skills come from our own (and others’) experiences. Today I wanted to share with you four Things we should know as teachers
Relate to your students. Research your students, and know what they like and don’t like. Talk to them from time to time, not about learning, but about themselves. Get to know them, so that you establish good rapport with them. Even if you are the best teacher in the world, your students’ attitude towards you and your teaching is a huge factor in the success of the entire teaching-learning process
Teaching is a journey of discovery. Do not stress out yourself if certain days were not as rosy as other days. Keep good spirit, and learn from bad teaching days what went wrong, so that you avoid it in the future
Communicating with families/parents is crucial. This might be difficult in Oman, but not impossible. I know many teachers who are doing excellent job communicating with the parents and updating them frequently on the progress of their kids. Do not involve parents only when there is a problem. You have the student for a few hours but they have them for the rest of the day
Make your colleagues and the principal your allies.
Good relationship, cooperation, and mutual respect between you and everybody in the school will make your teaching life much easier and smoother
I am sure that you, as a teacher, are an expert on this. So please share with us some more tips from your daily teaching life