What will your child’s school be like in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
Will they continue to teach traditional subjects like English and Math? Or will they introduce cutting edge subjects like artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and blockchain technology?
How will teachers and students engage with one another? Through a mix of traditional methods and new media?
How will students perform and what will their marks be like? Will your child be one of the generation of ‘knowledge workers’ where teaching and learning are integrated smoothly into one’s daily life?
These are all very legitimate questions to ask and the answers will be different for every school and every community. However, we can all agree that today’s schools are very diverse, innovative, and collaborative places where teachers and students work together to find solutions to problems.
The role of a school teacher is no longer limited to simply imparting knowledge to their students. Today, teachers need to have an open mindset when it comes to learning and adapting to the ever-changing needs of their student body. Thanks to technology, this has become much easier to achieve. This is especially essential for schools who serve students from a range of learning needs and abilities. This is why we have created this blog post; to discuss the essential role of a school teacher in ensuring their students’ learning experience is as effective and efficient as possible.
Blogging is a fantastic tool for schools as it allows teachers to create and maintain a public platform to share their ideas, projects, and news. If you’re unfamiliar, a blogger is someone who creates blogs or online journals that they post to regularly. A teacher can use a tool like Blogger to create a space for students to share their work, ideas, and news with their parents, friends, and the world. The main advantage of blogging is that it is incredibly easy to set up and requires very little maintenance. Once you’ve created your blog, you can add your own images and style it however you please. Perfect for teachers who want a free space to experiment with different colors and styles, or who want to add their own unique flair to their lessons!
What Should You Blog About?
This is more of a question for your own personal reflection. What do you want to be known for? What do you want to see your students achieve? Are there certain subjects that you feel are sorely under-represented in your school? Are there particular skills that you feel your students should develop?
There are so many things that you could blog about. If you want to inspire your students to be the best that they can be, you could start a blog where you share your passion for fitness with the world. Or if you believe that your students should be developing their digital literacy and so you want to integrate this into your teaching, you could start a blog where you introduce your students to the wonders of blogging.
If you choose to take this route, be sure to pick a topic that you feel confident enough to maintain for the entire length of your teaching career. If this is not the case, you may not want to take up blogging as a hobby, as you’ll only be able to maintain a small profile before you’re forced to shut down due to lack of interest. Better to start small then, and add to it as your expertise and confidence grows.
How Do You Want To Present Yourself As An Educator?
This is a question that you should ask yourself as a teacher. How do you want to be perceived by your students, your colleagues, and the general public? What is your educational philosophy? What are your teaching techniques?
Depending on your subject area, you could choose to adopt a very structured and methodical approach to your lessons. Or you could choose to be very creative and engage your students by bringing in guest speakers, doing performance pieces, or by involving them in the learning process. You could also do a combination of the two – depending on your subject matter and the needs of your students.
Above all else, your blog and social media activity should be consistent. This will help build credibility with your students and encourage them to turn to you for advice when dealing with problems. It’s also important that your professional demeanor is consistent. This means that whether you’re answering a question in your blog or on social media, you should always display the same level of enthusiasm and confidence. If you choose to blog, it is advisable to get feedback from former or current students who have shared their opinions about what types of topics you should be covering, as well as any other general feedback you might want to incorporate into your lesson plans.
How Do You Want To Integrate Technology In Your Classrooms?
This is a question that you should ask yourself as a teacher. Do you want to completely revamp your teaching methods and embrace technology? Or do you feel that technology can play a supportive role in your teaching?
If you have a strong belief that technology can play a positive role in your classroom, you could use tools like Google Classroom, which is an online class management platform that can be used to create and track structured lessons. This is a fantastic tool for teachers who want to integrate technology into their teaching and want to keep a record of their lessons. It is also the perfect tool for those who want to completely revamp their teaching methods and how they interact with their students. In addition to this, if you have a specific skill that you feel your students should develop, you could use a tool like Edmodo to create a private lesson where you can guide them through the necessary steps to be able to complete a project by themselves.
How Do You Want To Engage With Parents?
This is a question that you should ask yourself as a teacher. How do you want to engage with and communicate with your students’ parents? What platforms do you feel are the most effective for reaching out to parents?
Do you want to simply send out a weekly newsletter and hope that parents read it? Or do you want to set up a space for parents to come together and engage with each other about their children’s learning?
If you choose the latter, you could set up a blog where you post engaging articles about current affairs in the world of education. Or if you’re a science teacher, you could set up a blog where you discuss research papers, projects, or any other relevant information from a scientific perspective.
What Will Be Your Specialty?
This is a question that you should ask yourself as a teacher. What subject areas do you want to specialise in? What is your passion for?
As an Online Marketing and Support Specialist for a community school district in Fort Madison, Iowa, one of the duties that I regularly carry out is teacher recommendation. This entails contacting former or current teachers to get their opinion on whether or not I’m a good fit for the district. As a subject expert, it’s often difficult to find a topic that you feel confident enough to specialise in. This is why you should consider this question before you attempt to enter the field. If you do decide that specialising in teaching is the right choice for you, be sure to look at the requirements and deadlines for the state to see if there’s any tutoring positions available.
How Do You Want To Be Known As An Educator?
This is a question that you should ask yourself as a teacher. How do you want to be known as an educator?
Do you want to be remembered for raising academic standards and inspiring your students to succeed? Or do you want to be remembered for involving your students in various community activities, supporting them throughout their school careers, and promoting careers in education?
It’s a difficult question to answer. On the one hand, you want to inspire your students to be the best that they can be; to achieve excellence. But on the other, you want to be remembered as a supportive educator who helped students build confidence and find success in a competitive world.
Above all else, you should choose a career path in education that you feel confident will allow you to make a difference. This is not easy when there are so many different responsibilities that come with being a teacher. But if you love what you do and know that you’ve made a positive impact on the lives of your students, it’s well worth it.