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​5 Questions to Ask Yourself as an Educator

Author: Lisa Drennan

Published date: 2020/01

5 Questions To Ask Yourself As An Educator

Working in schools as a Teacher, Teaching Assistant or Cover Supervisor can be very
demanding and fast paced, meaning you may find yourself having no time to
think. Do you find yourself struggling to pause and reflect on what you are
teaching and potentially ways you can improve and accept that sometimes you
don’t have to be a perfect Pinterest teacher, here are some ways to revert your
thoughts back into reality and how you can change or improve as an education
professional.  

1.  Do You Remember a School Class or Teacher from Your Past?

We think this is an important memory to reflect on; perhaps this lesson was very
memorable due to how fun and exciting it was. Or maybe you had a favourite
Teacher in your school, spending many hours a day with your teacher means the
way they behave and teach leaves certain impressions on you. Reminiscing on
these memories can now make you think about how you could change certain lesson
plans or behaviours in your classes. After all, everyone wants to be their
student’s favourite teacher, right?  

2.  What Do You Think Your Best Teaching Quality Is?

Teaching can get hectic; it is so easy to get caught up with marking, lesson plans or
general teaching stresses. Now it is time to pause and think about some less
stressful ideas around teaching. Ask yourself why you are such a great teacher,
it is so important to have positive thoughts as a teacher and recognise your
strengths!  

3.  Have You Made Excuses to Not Make Changes to Your Teaching or Classroom?

This question may hurt as some teachers know changes are needed, whether they are big or little. But now it’s time to take the plunge, however easy it is easy to slip into routine and procrastinate! 

4.  Do You Have Any Personal Teaching Goals? Think about What They Are…

Your teaching goal may be to progress all your students or progress yourself as a teacher. Think about how and why you would like to do this; simply by writing down your ideas can help
you to recognise this.  

5.  What Gets You Excited about Going to Work in a School Every Day?

Sometimes the early mornings might get the best of you and you find yourself dreading the long day, but it is crucial as a teacher to think about ways to become excited about your day
and teaching life. Identify what you love about teaching and ways to show your
students you care.

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