A number of reasons have made teaching a self-fulfilling career that I have always loved. First, teaching is a way of learning. As you integrate with students, it gives one an opportunity to learn new researches, technology, and other breakthroughs into the subject you teach. Second, the more you teach, the more chances you get to give back to the community by influencing the minds of future leaders, innovators among others (Santoianni & Ciasullo,2018). Third, teaching, unlike other careers, offers a lot of variety. Each school year, you get to interact with new sets of students with varying characters, experiences, and ideas, and this makes one design new teaching styles that spruce and livens the classrooms. Another reason is that teachers can literally work all over the world when you become a qualified educator. Being referred to as a noble career, teaching is one of the best jobs in the world as it continuously allows one to be creative and be better professionally.
One is faced with various difficulties and challenges for being a successful teacher. Lack of time for proper planning makes the teachers handle multiple roles in the classroom. Updating the subjects to new demands, correcting materials, content presentation, managing field trips, and bringing in new approaches to meet the present educational trends are some of the obstacles these teachers face. In addition to preparing quality teaching content, the school management hands them many additional roles, including psycho-educator, counselor, and many more. Changing trends in the educational sector require teachers to balance the diverse needs of learning. This forces them to bring in a lot of creativity and diverse strategies, which in turn requires additional preparation time. Teachers have complained of being overworked and underpaid by the school management. Reduced personal time can lead to burnout (Santoianni & Ciasullo,2018). They are underpaid results in failed teaching motivation, and this impacts negatively on the performance of the teachers. The technological gap in the education sector also has been a problem for teachers. The gap has slowed down the implementation of various programs within the school which are important for the performance of both the students and teachers.
Some experiences I have had with students outside the school setting are different from those within the school setting. A number of them have behaved differently in the two settings. The social aspect varied largely across the age groups, with those in senior school more social than their juniors (Santoianni & Ciasullo,2018). The discipline rate declined due to reducing student-parent interaction. However, communication and team-building deepened in the outside school setting compared to the school setting. Engaging them in conversations saw the majority responding more effectively and efficiently. Also, integrity and critical thinking aspects were high due to their sense of freedom. The exchange of ideas between the groups differed since those in senior school were more versed with the importance of socializing. Additionally, all the students were optimistic about being in a group or camping around the church.
As a teacher, I will embrace various ways and focus on ensuring my students receive the education that they rightfully deserve despite their cultural differences and diversities. Establishing respectful relationships within my classroom is something I will make a priority to make the student self-confident, have self-respect and respect others as well. I will also be very intentional about implementing and supplementing multicultural education into my curriculum. This will entail having multicultural literature in my classroom/. Knowing that my class will include a diverse group of students is something that I view as a positive experience. I wi2ll be a visible teacher who will be there to assist in solving their problems. Getting involved in a community service project is yet another way to ensure that the students are well versed with the concept of diversity (Santoianni & Ciasullo,2018). The goal of implementing diversity in a classroom curriculum is to ensure students are aware differences exist and that these differences make the world a better place.
Good teachers are well organized and have clear and conscience ideas about their daily teaching plans, assignments, and other grading policies. They also tend to have a full comprehension of their students and the bodies governing them as this will make them fully understand the strengths and weaknesses of each and every student. Good teachers are adept at monitoring students’ progress and students’ progress. Hey, therefore, promote a deeper understanding of concepts and work habits than just learning the curriculum. In other terms, they create independence. Good teachers provide a quick and accurate assessment of students’ work. Tests and other projects are evaluated in a timely way (Santoianni & Ciasullo,2018). Getting feedback from the student is a cardinal aspect of learning. This is done by providing knowledge results of students. A good teacher should also be insightful. At any point, a good teacher will be looking for the student’s reasoning and not the answer. By doing this, he/she will be encouraging original thinking; thus, creativity
While designing a stable learning environment, it is critical to think about learning characteristics. A positive learning environment is one of the most critical components of skills-based health education classrooms. The students fell physically and emotionally fit. A positive learning environment is where the curriculum development is well planned and thought. It is essentially important to monitor and evaluate teaching strategies to meet the dynamic nature of students’ needs.
Diversity refers to the range of identities that exist in a group of people. In this case, diversity in education represents a broad range of ideas and initiatives to create learning environments that are inclusive and safe for the categories referenced. This includes race, class, gender, religion, and sexual orientation (Santoianni & Ciasullo,2018). Recognizing, fostering, and developing sensitivity to the needs of people in various identity categories are primary aims of educational diversity. Schools have created positions to address issues of diversity
Goals are an important aspect of every career across the world. As a teacher, setting achievable goals is one of the methods thought to improve the student’s performance. As a teacher, one should set a goal of listening more to their students and giving room for open-ended questions to begin developing interpretative viewpoints and analytical skills. Also, the teacher should allow silence to hang longer for a better understanding of the concepts being taught. Another goal is to cover the assigned syllabus on time to give the students a chance to revise thoroughly on the concepts. A survey done showed that subjects which syllabus is covered on time have a high performance than those who cover late or in time. Without commitment and goals, significant progress is unlikely.
Integrity is an important aspect of our day-to-day life. People who are honest are seen to be more confident and communicate more effectively. Integrity also makes one more reliable as people trust and rely on you more because it is easier to trust someone who says true to their morals and values. Individuals with integrity have high morals, and this reflects who they are. They are also more peaceful because they don’t have to pretend to be someone they are not. People with integrity have relationships following them, as many are drawn to sincere people. Honesty makes one have a good sleep, and this impacts positively on their consciousness (Santoianni & Ciasullo,2018). In professional life, a good leader is seen as one who is always honest to the people they lead. Good morals, therefore, draw people to you, and they can entrust your leadership at all costs. Being a person of integrity inspires those around your circle that want to be better. When they see your candor and ability to stand up for your good morals, they will want to follow in your footsteps and be as good as you.
Social justice is basically the need for society to treat individuals equally. It is a commitment to challenging social, cultural, and economic inequalities imposed on students from various diversities. Social justice in the education sector has created an equal representation in the curriculum, which has made learning more inviting and exciting. The concept has led to equal distribution of resources across all students of different diversities. Social justice is also important because of the active contributions from these students and the connection between students and teachers. This concept has led to the dismantling of the old system of disregarding the marginalized communities in their quest for education through embracing diversity. Active participation of students from all diversities has encouraged creativity, and critical thinking, and the outmoded system of education has been addressed.
Effective communication is one attribute that every teacher should possess. With good communication, the teacher is able to understand that each student has diverse talents and interests and thus improves the level of interaction between the teacher and student. Effective communication will make learning enjoyable and foster self-discipline and creativity because ideas will be exchanged with ease (Santoianni & Ciasullo,2018). Therefore, the success rate of the students is largely determined by how effective the communication is between the two parties. It is one way of creating a good rapport between students themselves and also between students and teachers. Efficient and effective communication is one of the key attributes which enhances teaching as a career by selecting and sequencing learning activities and makes it possible to discuss controversial matters with students.
Dispositions are used in educational settings to mean prompt, neat, and courteous to kind and car4ing. These are used to find adequate solutions to events in their own lives, for example, to display a belief that all the students are valuable, able, and worthy. Dispositions result in teachers treating everyone fairly and equitably. Due to a positive sense of self, dispositions tend to more self-trust hence constructive criticism (Santoianni & Ciasullo,2018). They understand the importance of maintaining positive relationships with students, parents, and colleagues, and they focus on the human dimensions rather than the dimension of things. Dispositions have fostered a good teacher-student interaction, with a large number of the students claiming to benefit from the new method.
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