5 Things Teachers Should Never Do

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We -Teachers are not perfect. We make mistakes and occasionally we exercise poor judgment. In the end, we are human.

There are times that we are simply overwhelmed – There are times we lose focus – There are times we cannot remember why we choose to stay committed to this profession. These things are human nature. We will err from time to time. We are not always at the top of our game.

 

  1. Teachers should never put themselves in a compromising situation with a student.

It seems that we see more in the news about inappropriate teacher-student relationships than we do about all other news related to education.

It is frustrating, startling, and sad. Most teachers never think this can happen to them, but opportunities present themselves more than most people think.

There is always a starting point that could have been stopped immediately or prevented completely. It often starts with an inappropriate comment or text message.

Teachers must proactively ensure that they never allow that starting point to occur because it is difficult to stop once a certain line is crossed.

  1. Teachers should never have a discussion about another teacher with a parent, student, or another teacher.

We all run our classrooms differently than the other teachers in our building.

Teaching differently does not necessarily translate to doing it better. We are not always going to agree with the other teachers in our building, but we should always respect them.

Furthermore, we should never discuss other teachers with other faculty members. This will create division and discord and make it more difficult to work, teach, and learn.

  1. Teachers should never put a student down, yell at them, or call them out in front of their peers.

We expect our students to respect us, but respect is a two-way street.

As such, we must respect our students at all times. Even when they are testing our patience, we should remain calm, cool, and collected.

When a teacher puts a student down, yells at them, or calls them out in front of their peers, they undermine their own authority with every other student in the class.

These types of actions occur when a teacher loses control, and teachers must always maintain control of their classroom.

  1. Teachers should never ignore the opportunity to listen to parent concerns.

Teachers should always welcome any parent who wants to have a conference with them so long as the parent is not irate.

Parents have a right to discuss concerns with their child’s teachers. Some teachers misinterpret parent concerns as an all-out attack on themselves.

Truthfully, most parents are simply seeking information so that they can hear both sides of the story and rectify the situation. Teachers would be best served to proactively reach out to parents as soon as a problem begins to develop.

  1. Teachers should never become complacent.

Complacency will ruin a teacher’s career.

We should always strive to improve and become better teachers.

We should experiment with our teaching strategies and change them up a little every year. There are multiple factors that warrant some changes each year including new trends, personal growth, and the students themselves.

Teachers must challenge themselves with ongoing research, professional development, and by having regular conversations with other educators.

 

Source: https://www.thoughtco.com/what-teachers-should-never-say-or-do-4088818

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