Our favorite teachers remain with us long after we’ve left their classroom. Even now, some 30+ years later, I remember my favorite teacher like it was yesterday.
What made her so great?
She made learning fun! Not only that, she’d created a special nickname for every student in our class; which was so crucial for this little shy girl. I felt I was unique and special and couldn’t wait to get to her class. She inspired creativity and taught to each student’s learning style. Imagine our happiness when she decided to loop with us to the next grade! Best two years ever!!
How to become a favorite teacher?
Educators, you can totally be that for your students. How?
- Love what you do… It will show! Children are very perceptive and can see and sometimes feel if you truly like being around them.
- Celebrate individuality… Create relationships with each student. Find their uniqueness and celebrate it.
- Be the ultimate learner… Never stop learning and growing in your profession.
Calling all teachers!!