Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Learning to be an excellent teacher can take a long time. However as I explain it to all my students, you should feel like you're being called to be a teacher. Don't become a teacher solely because you were successful in school/sports and you like working with children. The fact is the majority of your students will not be as competent as you were and your mission is to effectively teach to students of all abilities using developmentally appropriate practices. Not all journeys require travel as you will find out. Sometimes you'll be running to stand still (U2 lyric). Happy trails!