Student to Teacher Transformation


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a presentation for newly recruited teachers on what behavioural and etiquette related transformation do they have to go through to evolve into effective teachers

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Student to Teacher Transformation

  1. 1. Student to Teacher TRANSFORMATION – expected changes in behaviour and etiquette mnRAJU
  2. 2. Icebreaker mnRAJU  Find someone who is unknown or little known to you.  Form a pair and sit together.  Discuss common academic interests.  Share highlights with class.
  3. 3. Activity mnRAJU Recollect a Teacher Who Inspired You How did he/she inspire you in the classroom and outside? Make notes Share HO
  4. 4. What is Transformation? mnRAJU Change Transformation External Happens from inside Usually, reversible Irreversible
  5. 5. Student to Teacher Transformation mnRAJU Students Ss & Ts What do Ss and Ts know, think, feel, and do? Teachers HO
  6. 6. Willing to Win • Decide • Determine • Do • Consider your strengths • Realize your potential mnRAJU
  7. 7. Activity mnRAJU Recall a teacher who, in your opinion, was not very effective. Suggest what should / could he / she have done to be more effective?
  8. 8. Your First Day as Teacher mnRAJU  exciting?  intimidating?  nervous?  exhilarating?  confident?  unsure?  hesitant?
  9. 9. What are Your Problems? mnRAJU  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 HO
  10. 10. New Teacher Misconceptions Teaching is easy, it doesn’t need any special skills If you know a subject, you can teach that subject Students are self-motivated and well behaved If students don’t perform well, it’s their fault mnRAJU
  11. 11. Teaching is a Challenge mnRAJU Teacher Content Expert / Trainer / Performer Mentor / Facilitator / Motivator / Counsellor Student Assessor / Curriculum Evaluator Curriculum Planner / Course Organizer Resource Developer / Materials Designer Role Model/ Classroom Manager
  12. 12. What you do TODAY can TRANSFORM 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 mnRAJUHO
  13. 13. Your Best Resources The Internet / YouTube The Library Newspapers / Journals Podcasts / Webcasts / Webinars Other Teachers Students mnRAJUHO
  14. 14. Teacher Essentials • 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 mnRAJU
  15. 15. Teacher etiquette What is teaching / social etiquette? Dos and don’ts of teaching Attire & hygiene Common courtesies Greeting / knowing / meeting people Complimenting & acknowledging Apologizing & excusing Body Language: posture, gestures & tone Telephone manners mnRAJU
  16. 16. Teacher Etiquette • 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 mnRAJU
  17. 17. Teacher Manners • Attire • Physical distance • Monitoring • White board • Avoid private conversations in class • Be punctual and regular • Use work time to work effectively • Turn off cell phones mnRAJU
  18. 18. 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 mnRAJU 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
  19. 19. Professional Development Take Advantage of opportunities Acquire professional skills Attend workshops / conferences Present research papers Be ready to evolve mnRAJU 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 HO
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