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10 Steps to Becoming a Great Teacher

10 Steps to Becoming a Great Teacher

Joel | Teaching.monster.com

Step 5: Find a Mentor (again)

Today’s assignment

If you haven’t been in touch with your new best friend mentor, you need to get into the habit of doing this. Communication is the key here. Get to talking.

What do you talk about? Well, what have you learned this week?

What are some of the big challenges you still have?

What are some things you have found are weaknesses for you?

What kind of plan can you make over the weekend to really start next week off even better than this week?

Have they ever struggled to get a classroom under control? How did they go about solving it?

If you have been talking with your mentor each day, good for you! Now get out there and come up with a crazy plan to make next week even better.

Continue assuming control of the classroom (always keeping the best interest of the students at heart!). You may not always feel nice when you are taking back the reins. In fact, if you’ve been out of control for long, simply saying NO may feel heartless. It’s not. Permissiveness is not strength. Being a pushover isn’t admirable either!

Be strong, be loving, and keep hope alive!

Continue on to read Step 6

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