25 Things Successful Teachers Do Differently

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If you ask a student what makes him or her successful in school, you probably won’t hear about some fantastic new book or video lecture series. Most likely you will hear something like, “It was all Mr. Jones. He just never gave up on me.”

What students take away from a successful education usually centers on a personal connection with a teacher who instilled passion and inspiration for their subject.

  1. Successful teachers have clear objectives
  2. Successful teachers have a sense of purpose

Teachers with a sense of purpose that are able to see the big picture can ride above the hard and boring days because their eye is on something further down the road.

  1. Successful teachers are able to live without immediate feedback
  2. Successful teachers know when to listen to students and when to ignore them
  3. Successful teachers have a positive attitude
  4. Successful teachers expect their students to succeed
  5. Successful teachers have a sense of humor
  6. Successful teachers use praise authentically
  7. Successful teachers know how to take risks
  8. Successful teachers are consistent
  9. Successful teachers are reflective
  10. Successful teachers seek out mentors of their own
  11. Successful teachers communicate with parents
  12. Successful teachers enjoy their work
  13. Successful teachers adapt to student needs
  14. Successful teachers welcome change in the classroom
  15. Successful teachers take time to explore new tools
  16. Successful teachers give their students emotional support
  17. Successful teachers are comfortable with the unknown
  18. Successful teachers are not threatened by parent advocacy
  19. Successful teachers bring fun into the classroom
  20. Successful teachers teach holistically
  21. Successful teachers never stop learning
  22. Successful teachers break out of the box
  23. Successful teachers are masters of their subject

Good teachers need to know their craft. In addition to the methodology of ‘teaching,’ you need to master your subject area. Learn, learn, and never stop learning. Successful educators stay curious.

 

Source: https://www.teachthought.com/pedagogy/25-things-successful-teachers-do-differently/

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