As I was scrolling through my twitter updates this morning, I came across this great post… How You Can Avoid Being a Great Educator. The author provides us with 7 simple steps to being horrible classroom teacher.
1. Keep your head low
2. Ignore your students as much as possible
3. Don’t try anything new
4. Never ask for help (especially from your students!)
5. Keep your tips to yourself
6. Teach how you were taught
7. Don’t look at what your peers are doing
I found this good for a laugh after spending the past week getting back into a routine of reflection and beliefs about education! Then I got to thinking about what this blog is really telling us. Here is what I came up with..
How to Be a Great Educator
As educators, communication is an intrugal part of our lives as we build meaningful relationships with students, create a school wide community, and engage learners.
2. Take risks
Try new things, learn from your students, don’t be afraid to say “I don’t know…lets find out!”, use technology, be loud, challenge ideas you don’t agree with, advocate for social justice, follow your heart!
We live in a world of instant and free information.. pay it forward! Connect with other learners and educators to maximize your own worldview and inform your students.