Introduction:Teaching is a noble, sublime and prophetic profession.Teachers are builders of nations. They help us shapeour future and lead a successful life. Therefore, theyhave huge responsibility to fulfill in this regard. Theyare supposed to be selfless, devoted, committed, honestand energetic coupled with the great spirit of service tohumanity without discrimination
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classroom enjoyable for your students andsituations possibly make students look forwardbefore they to attending and paying attention.become Most importantly, a sense of humordisruptions. A will allow you to see the joy in life andsense of humor make you a happier person as youwill also make progress through this sometimesclass more stressful career.2. A Positive AttitudeA positive attitude is a great asset in life. You will be thrownmany curve balls in life and especially in the teachingprofession. A positive attitude will help you cope with thesein the best way. For example, you may find out the first dayof school that you are teaching Algebra 2 instead of Algebra1. This would not be an ideal situation, but a teacher withthe right attitude would try to focus on getting through thefirst day without negatively impacting the students.3. High ExpectationsAn effective teacher must have high expectations. Youshould strive to raise the bar for your students. If youexpect less effort you will receive less effort. You shouldwork on an attitude that says that you know students canachieve to your level of expectations, thereby giving them asense of confidence too. This is not to say that you shouldcreate unrealistic expectations. However, your expectationswill be one of the key factors in helping students learn andachieve.4. ConsistencyIn order to create a positive learning environment yourstudents should know what to expect from you each day.You need to be consistent. This will create a safe learningenvironment for the students and they will be more likely tosucceed. It is amazing that students can adapt to teachersthroughout the day that range from strict to easy. However,
they will dislike an environment in which the rules areconstantly changing.5. FairnessMany people confuse fairness and consistency. A consistentteacher is the same person from day to day. A fair teachertreats students equally in the same situation. For example,students complain of unfairness when teachers treat onegender or group of students differently. It would be terriblyunfair to go easier on the football players in a class than onthe cheerleaders. Students pick up on this so quickly, so becareful of being labelled unfair.6. FlexibilityOne of the tenets of teaching should be that everything is ina constant state of change. Interruptions and disruptionsare the norm and very few days are typical. Therefore, aflexible attitude is important not only for your stress levelbut also for your students who expect you to be in chargeand take control of any situation.Secrets of successful Teaching ABuilding a relationship for success BCreating a Community for learning: C Employing Technique D Using Data to improve Instruction: s that Works:ABuilding a relationship for successSuccess in the classroom starts with therelationship between the teacher and thestudent. Some characterize it as a deep
bond born out of mutual respect. Others describe it as apowerful conviction in the potential of every child to learn. Stillothers refer to it as the ability to personally connect withstudents or, more simply, the rapport teachers have with thechildren in their classes. For outstanding teachers, building therelationship with the children may require engaging theirfamilies as well.The winning teachers, by an overwhelming majority, believethe relationship with their students is the foundation forlearning. Moreover, they believe forging a genuine bond withstudents enables teachers to have a powerful impact onstudents. Alliances with families strengthen the student-teacher relationships, which then amplifies impact on studentlearning. Five secrets capture the advice of the teachers.Secret #1: Nurture an authentic relationship ofrespect and caring.Successful teachers demand respect from their students andexpress respect and care for their students. These traits, whencombined, offer students a sense of place and security.Without respect, kindness might be seen as weakness. Aninsistence on respect, without an expression of care, might beviewed as indifference. Together, this balanced relationshipallows teachers and students to work together toward a sharedgoal of learningSecret #2: Build a connection with students’ families.Successful teachers attempt to build relationships with familiesas a way to strengthen the support for each student’sacademic success. Calling home, sending regular newsletters,
and holding events at school were among the strategiesteachers used to engage and involve parents.Secret #3: Hold students to high expectations.Successful teachers have an inherent belief that their studentscan and will learn. These educators see an incredible potentialin each of their students, regardless of where they are at thebeginning of the year. For these teachers, every student whowalks into their classroom on the first day of school is asuccess waiting to happen.Secret #4: Convey an unwavering belief in yourstudents ability to achieve.Successful teachers instill confidence in their students.Teachers who genuinely believe every student will learn giveeach of their students a compelling reason to believe inhimself or herself. Moreover, when these teachers tell studentsthey expect more, their students rise to the occasionSecret #5: Celebrate progress but keep raising thebar.Successful teachers continuallychallenge their students. For theseeducators, learning never ends. Byconstantly moving the goal forward,even incrementally, they ensure theirstudents advance. Moreover, when theseteachers tell students they expect more,their students rise to the occasion.
BCreating a Community for learning:Successful teachers createa community of learning and an environment for achievement.These teachers establish a classroom that is safe for students,both physically and academically. In these securesurroundings, students are able to take the risks necessary forsuccess. Importantly, silence is not a characteristic of theseclassrooms. In fact, these classrooms are buzzing and bustlingwith activity.The award winning teachers believe the atmosphere within theclassroom must start with the teacher. Three secrets capturethe general advice from the teachers.Secret #6: Set clear guidelines for conduct in theclassroom.Successful teachers establish ground rules for what behavior isacceptable – and what is not – and enforce the rules ofbehavior consistently from student to student and situation tosituation. These teachers earn a reputation for being tough butfair.Secret #7: Foster an atmosphere where it is safe totake academic risks.Successful teachers establish the classroom as a safe place toexplore ideas and solve problems without fear of ridicule fromtheir classmates. These educators encourage students toencourage each other.
Secret #8: Make your classroom an engaging place.Successful teachers create an atmosphere that makes learningmeaningful and memorable. These teachers have a love oflearning that they want to instill in their students. In this waythey invite students to engage in learning.C Employing Techniques that Works:Successful educators are the personification of an ideallearner. They are self-motivated. The teachers providestructured learning without being rigid. They are constantlyseeking new and better ways to achieve success. They arerelentless problem solvers. They take a realistic and practicalapproach toward a long-term goal of learning - and the loveof it - for every student.Although they taught very different students, the winningteachers shared many common approaches and techniques.Here are their secrets to success.Secret #9: Know your subject matterSuccessful teachers believe good pedagogy – the art andscience behind the profession – isn’t possible without a strongknowledge of the content. They talk extensively about “how” toteach but their conversations are based on the assumptionthat teachers know their subject matter. I think the differencebetween an effective teacher and a non-effective teacher isknowing your standards, where to find them and what types ofquestions you should pose to children. (Elementary School,Math, High Performing Students)
Secret #10: Tailor instruction to meet the needs ofevery student.Successful teachers draw on a vast arsenal of instructionalstrategies to ensure every student succeeds. For them, eachstudents learning is a puzzle waiting to be solved. Theirchallenge is to find the right technique to reach each studentand unlock the potential for motivation and learning. Theseteachers treat their students equitably which mean they teachthem differentlySecret #11: Relate learning to real life.Successful teachers intentionally connect whats learned in theclassroom with the world outside. Educators start with bigideas, and then systematically link these concepts to thecurriculum through well-structured lessons. When studentsunderstand the “big picture,” mastering the material becomesmeaningful and therefore important to them beyond the bell.Secret #12: Orchestrate, dont control.Successful teachers see themselves asfacilitators and mentors between thecontent and the students. They encouragestudents to work together as a team toanalyze problems, develop solutions andshare their thought processes. Successfulteachers encourage students to learn fromone another. These educators orchestrate the discussionwithout controlling the conversation.
Secret #13: Get beyond the basics of who, what,where and when.Successful teachers challenge their students to answer thetough questions of how and why. Their goal is to give studentsthe ability to think analytically and solve problemsindependently. These teachers get students to develop athought process that students can use to teach themselvesindependently in the future. In doing so, their students createa self-perpetuating cycle of learning that lasts a lifetimeD Using Data to improve Instruction:Effective teachers embrace assessment as a criticalinstructional tool. These teachers collect and seamlesslyintegrate data into their day-to-day teaching. The data helpsthem decide what to teach and how to adapt instruction forindividuals and groups of students. It also gives teachers theempirical evidence to evaluate themselves and determine whatis working - and what is not - so they can improve. Aperpetual cycle of teach-assess-teach-assess allows bothteachers and students to build on their strengths andovercome their weaknessesSecret #14: Use multiple methods throughout theyear to assess students knowledge.Successful teachers use various techniques, both formal andinformal, to assess student knowledge throughout the year.Some use official test prep materials, while others do not. All,though, assess regularly before, during and after instruction.Based on their assessments they give student feedback that
tells them not only what they are doing right, but also areaswhere they can improveSecret #15: Share assessment data with students togive them ownership over learning.Successful teachers use assessments to give valuable feedbackthat tells students what they are doing right as well as wherethey need to improve. Having a clear understanding of theirstrengths and weaknesses helps students focus their learning.Secret #16: Adapt instruction based upon the resultsof assessments.Successful teachers use assessments, including their ownobservations, to adapt their teaching to the needs of thestudents. For them, the results of an assessment reveal who ismastering the material as well as what teaching method isworking and what areas need more attention.Secret #17: Prepare for formal testing, but focus onlearning for life.Successful teachers focus on learning rather than testing. Theydon’t prepare students for the test, they prepare them for life.