Teaching Tips

Six signs that you’re an awesome teacher

6 signs that you're an awesome teacher
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Let’s face it, teaching is not an easy job. What’s even more challenging, is teaching young children. When it comes to teaching primary and middle school children, you are given the responsibility of shaping their basics and guiding them to make the right decisions for their lives. Apart from this, their parents also expect you to understand their child’s forte, so that they can be built upon.

One of the many joys of being a teacher is that you get to see your students grow up to become wonderful adults. However, it’s a long wait till they grow up and tell you how much they enjoyed your classes.

Here’s a list of the signs that you can look for and take care of, to make your classes more productive and enjoyable.

You prepare in advance for your class

It’s not very difficult for a child to read the textbook and understand what is being explained there. However, in order to make use of these concepts in reality, they will turn to you. A well prepared teacher knows exactly how to deliver abstract concepts. When you give your students real life examples of a particular concept, they will understand the concepts more clearly.

Preparing for a class does not just include making notes, but also keeping the classroom ready and free from distraction.

You are approachable

When your students begin to ask you more questions confidently, it is an indication that they are comfortable with you. Encourage your students to clear their doubts with you and spend time to help them out. This way, even the shy students in your class will begin to speak up and you would have created an atmosphere of trust and friendship in your class.

You make your classes interesting

When you make an effort to make your classes interesting, either by introducing games or quizzes etc. your students will begin to look forward to your classes. Learning should be enjoyable and you can make this happen by introducing various learning tools in your class. Your students will then understand learning something new the right way will have better results.

You help them make decisions

Children enjoy the freedom to make their own decisions. It makes them feel like adults. As a teacher, instead of spoon-feeding them with answers, guide them and help them decide, say, whether two numbers need to be added or multiplied. It maybe a small thing but it goes a long way in helping them build their skills in handling problems.

You practice patience during class

Handling your classes calmly and helping your students understand what they find difficult will give them an idea of how patient you are. Your students will begin to trust you and open up to you with the difficulties they might be facing.

Of course it’s not easy to carry a happy demeanour throughout the day. A teacher sacrifices her personal emotions for the benefit of her class. That’s why teaching is considered to be a noble profession and only a handful of great teachers exist.

Parents get in touch with you

When your students’ parents keep you updated with their progress through school, college and beyond, it’s a sign that you’ve made a lasting impression not just on that student but on the entire family.

The next time you have a class, plan well in advance and like Cuemath teachers, work with your students to create a positive learning environment and become a friend to them. This will give you the opportunity to become their favourite teacher.

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Meryl Vincent

Campaign Associate at Cuemath
Meryl is the resident blogger at Cuemath. She works with Cuemath teachers and students to bring out their math related stories. Apart from this, she also collaborates with the Curriculum team at Cuemath to bring out the fascinating side of math through articles and contests. You can contact her on meryl@cuemath.com for any blog related enquiry.