Ideas: No-Limit Mindset Applied to a School Teacher

Today's Thought is "How to Apply the No-Limit Mindset to a School Teacher."

  1. If you want to be a good Teacher, then teach.  Learn your craft and be the best you can at it.
  2. Everyday you teach children you have to remember it's going to be a War.  There are some children who will be easy to teach and some that won't. But as the teacher at the end of each day if you truly love what you do think to yourself, "Is that all you've got kids? I'll be back tomorrow just you wait and see!!".  If this your passion don't you never, never, give up.
  3. Stop comparing yourself to other teachers. So what if they are older or more experienced then you, are they "You"? No, they aren't and do they bring your passion and experiences to the classroom? No, they don't so just focus on being the best teacher you can be, and don't worry about the others.
  4. If you want to be not just a "Good" teacher but a "Great" teacher quit waiting for that next training class, or that next person who's going to show you how to do something better.  Get up tomorrow morning and look yourself in the mirror and realize you have all the tools staring right back at you that you need not only to be a Good teacher, but to be a "GREAT" Teacher.
  5. No matter how bad the day goes, or how bad your lesson went, or how bad your students were that day, if this is your passion then don't you "EVER" quit on yourself.  If your looking for others to help hold you up stop it.  When you have a bad day you pick yourself back up and look at yourself in the mirror and say "Is that all you got... I'll see you back here tomorrow because I don't quit on my dreams!! Period." Nothing or no one can beat you till you accept that you've been beat.
  6. If you have a really complex lesson to teach and you feel like it will be to overwhelming for your students to learn, take the time to implement the "K.I.S.S." (Keep, It, Small, Simple) method and see if that helps you to teach the lesson better, and if it helps the students learn the lesson better.  Sometimes the most complex concepts can be taught easily if we take it one small concept at a time and progress from there.
  7. Are your students understanding the lessons?  Do you feel they are comprehending what you are trying to teach them?  If "Yes" then you are doing a great job as their teacher and you deserve some praise it's hard no matter the audience to make a group of people all understand the same thing.  If "No" then Stop, Assess, and then Take Action to make a change.  Don't keep doing the same thing over and over just because you were told somewhere this is how you are supposed to teach or this is how the lesson is supposed to be taught.
  8. Do you fear a lesson or your class? If "No" you must be a seasoned teacher because I know there are many people who fear having to teach anyone anything, and they also fear any form of Public Speaking so if this doesn't apply to you look at the huge accomplishments you've already made in life.  If "Yes" then what you need to do is plan your lessons before hand, don't wait for the last minute.  Do any necessary research to learn the material yourself or refresh your understanding of the material.  Then take "Action" and go teach it.  Planning and Action will always help you to overcome your Fears.
  9.  If this is the career you've chosen and this is your Passion in life is to Teach then OWN IT!! Don't let anyone tell you that you are bad teacher, or that you don't know what you are talking about.  Teach every lesson or every class like it was your last day teaching.  Reach out and make a connection with your students.  Get to know them, not only in the classroom but also outside of the classroom.  If teaching is your business, and your Passion. "Lead by Example".
  10. Are there "Rules" to teaching? Besides the basic rules of the school what are the rules of teaching? I think you if you look deep enough you will realize the only real rule or purpose of teaching is trying to get someone to understand and comprehend the material you are teaching them.  So if that is the whole point of teaching why don't you go a little outside of the box sometimes and try new and creative ways to teach? You never know what you can achieve if you think outside of the box a little bit.

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