Teaching is one of the most tedious and debilitating profession in the world. It is one of the most fascinating too, because it has to do with impacting knowledge on different kinds of students, and trying to understand their characters as well. Most people have left the teaching profession, just because they simply can’t coup with the divergent characters of their students, and as so, they end up being a bad or wicked teacher to their students.
However, today I am going to share with you, important tips on how to become a good and fascinating teacher to your students. So, if you want to be among those teachers, students really love and respect, then this is the best article to help you do that.
1. Learn Your Students Character
The first thing every teacher must do, it to know his/her student’s character. Students carries different characters, and it takes only someone who knows their divergent characters to easily follow them up (that is to assist them). Many teachers often make the mistake of quickly conforming students to their own way, but this is absolutely wrong. Take your time to know those who are bullies, fun lovers, shy, playful etc. When you do this, it will become more easier for you to follow up with the students.
2. DON’T BE A TYRANT
Teaching is not all about being too strict. It is not about being a stickler for rules. Even though students sometimes forces you to do so. Study has shown that students all over the world, tend to be averse from teachers who are autocratic, and will always want to suppress his/her students. Students of now a days, love teachers who will always exchange jocular remarks with them. If you want your students to love and cherish you as their teacher, then you should first of all change your tyrannic perception.
3. LISTEN AND COMMUNICATE WITH THEM
As a teacher, one of the core responsibility you owe your students, is to listen to them. Sometimes students when given special attention, develops more rapidly than they should. In addition to this, students, prefer teacher who always give them attention, than the ones who treats them with a nonchalant attitudes. When students are giving good attention by their teachers, they believes that they are very important in school, and inferiority complex begins to deteriorate.
4. SUGGEST SOLUTIONS TO THEIR PROBLEMS
Suggesting solutions to your student’s problems, is another good way to make your students love you. Even though their problems may sometimes look trivial, try to suggest solutions that can actually solve that problem. Do not scold at them when they try to discuss their problems with you, but try to prompt them and also give them good solutions.
5. SHEAR NEW IDEAS AND FACTS WITH THEM DAILY
Students seems to love teachers who share new ideas and facts with them, than those who only stick to the school scheme of work. They love to have you tell them those facts, they originally will not believe can happen/exist. To make your students love you, you must try to share facts and ideas with. These ideas makes you fascinating as a teacher.
6. DON’T BE BIAS
If you are bias in treating students, then you must be prepared to teach a class of hatred. As a teacher, you are not supposed to consider religion, family, tribe and others, while doing anything in the classroom. Make sure everyone is equal to the other and also stop any form of discrimination among them. While teaching, must make sure you carry ever body along with you. Even when “student A” seems not to be brilliant, make him feel as if he is. Don’t commend “student B” as the only brilliant student in the class, but make the unintelligent once feel as if they are almost at the verge of being the best.
7. BE OUTSTANDING AND FASCINATING.
This is another key factor any teacher must induce to become the best. No student wants to seat and listen to teachers, who do not make their class lively. Sometimes, they even understand more rapidly when the class is full of fun and jokes made by the teacher, in the course of teaching. However, this does not mean you should totally digress from what you are supposed to teach.
8. GIVE EVERYONE THE ROOM TO PARTICIPATE
Giving students the opportunity to express themselves in any class room activity, is a good way of making students learn what has been thought in class. Like I said before, you must learn to Carry everyone along. By doing this, you are solving many problem of your students like; the problem of being shy, not being able to express themselves and more importantly, it helps them become more socialize. Giving students the opportunity to participate in classes/school activities also makes you a great teacher, because it inversely improves learning.
9. BE DISCIPLINED AND NOT CALLOUS
While you are busy creating a good conversation, familiarity and relationship between you and your students, you must also be disciplined. Because, some students may want to abuse it. So, the solution is to be disciplined. Remember, your familiarity with students should also have a limit, so as to avoid the abuse of it.
I believe these are some of the inevitable tips that can make you a lovely teacher to your students. It will help develop good relationship between you and your students while in school. When you don’t follow these few tips i spelt out above, you may likely not enjoy the teaching profession as you were supposed.