|1. Get to know your
students. Go out of your way to get to know
their names, likes, dislikes, strengths and
|2. Make your classroom
environment warm, safe and inviting.
|3. Be yourself, students
quickly can see through any falsehood you
|4. As much as possible make
your lessons relevant, simple and easy to
Test writing and
worksheets should be on topic and
|6. Any test should be
designed to see what they don't know, so you
as a teacher can work towards those
|7. Have a sense of humor,
empathy and charm. Students respond when
they think you care.
|8. Don't allow the classroom to become a
contest of wills. Students by their nature
will always push the envelope to see what
they can get away with.
|9. Stay in contact with the parents for
both what the student is doing wrong and
what they are doing right. It is worth your
time to get the parents on your side.
|10. Don't spend your time behind the
desk. Walk around the room while you are
lecturing or while the students are working
either as a group or individually. If you
see a student doing what you expect of them,
let them know how you feel. If they are not
performing to your expectations let them
know in a diplomatic and supportive manner.
seating chart will help you in getting
to know the names of your students at the
beginning of the semester.