Student to Teacher
in behaviour and etiquette
Find someone who is unknown or
little known to you.
Form a pair and sit together.
Discuss common academic
Share highlights with class.
Recollect a Teacher Who
How did he/she inspire you
in the classroom and outside?
What is Transformation?
External Happens from inside
Usually, reversible Irreversible
Student to Teacher Transformation
Students Ss & Ts
What do Ss and Ts know, think, feel, and do?
Willing to Win
• Consider your strengths
• Realize your potential
a teacher who, in your opinion,
was not very effective.
what should / could he / she
have done to be more effective?
Your First Day as Teacher
What are Your Problems?
My students are not cooperating
My students are making fun of me
My students are not learning
I am not experienced
My confidence is low
I am not made for teaching
New Teacher Misconceptions
Teaching is easy, it doesn’t need any
If you know a subject, you can teach
Students are self-motivated and well
If students don’t perform well, it’s their
What you do
all your tomorrows.
Connect with teachers who know
Learn to admit, “I don’t know”
Do not re-invent the wheel
Try, try and try again
Watch experienced teachers
Bring in guest speakers
Know your strengths & weaknesses
Some Survival Tips
Your Best Resources
The Internet / YouTube
Newspapers / Journals
Podcasts / Webcasts / Webinars
• What do you want as a teacher?
• vision, self awareness, self-discovery, self-creation
• What can you offer?
• skills awareness, skill building
• Are you ready to explore success?
• career readiness, opportunities, methods
• Can you articulate yourself?
• communication skills
• What imprint do you leave?
• knowledge personality, behaviour, etiquette
• How do you build bonds?
• interpersonal skills
What is teaching / social etiquette?
Dos and don’ts of teaching
Attire & hygiene
Greeting / knowing / meeting people
Complimenting & acknowledging
Apologizing & excusing
Body Language: posture, gestures & tone
• Be polite and courteous
• Treat colleagues & students with respect
• Appropriate relationships
• Behave during meetings / seminars
• Avoid argument – teach to disagree
• Avoid personal information
• Avoid the blame game
• Physical distance
• White board
• Avoid private conversations in class
• Be punctual and regular
• Use work time to work effectively
• Turn off cell phones
Build Your Library
Begin early on in your career
Collect books, magazines
Subscribe to journals
Collect videos and audios
List titles that you cannot buy
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether
at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps
learning stays young. The greatest thing in
life is to keep your mind young.
- Henry Ford
Take Advantage of opportunities
Acquire professional skills
Attend workshops / conferences
Present research papers
Be ready to evolve
A Great Teacher is like a fountain; she draws
from the still, deep waters of personal growth
and professional knowledge to serve others
from her abundant overflow.
- Wynn Godbold
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