“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan the flame.” – Rumi
The fire of life within, that expression belonging to only one individual in all the broad universe; the purpose that burns brightly as a star, is the light the teacher ignites. Through observation, wisdom, compassion and knowledge of proven teaching practices, the teacher helps her students to develop certainty and strength to overcome life’s challenges.
10 Best Practices for Successful Teaching by Ms Tara Pelton
- Maintain a level, interested or cheerful attitude toward students.
- Provide clear and concise directions of what is required or result to be attained and be sure students understand directions or steps to accomplish the result by showing an example of correctness or result.
- Always provide a reason to learn and explain why something is requested or why specific directions or guidance is given.
- Always acknowledge a student’s attempt or result, even if incorrect or unworkable.
- Do not judge a student’s attempt, but repeat if the directions have not been followed or expected result is not achieved. Guide the student to practice until the directions are followed or result is attained.
- Respect and honor my students. All students want to learn.
- Be respectable and be honorable because I want to teach.
- Allow and assist students to discover their own way to learn and then allow them to learn in the way that is best for them.
- Look for the best, the finest quality in every student and admire it.
- Treat my students in the way I hope my teachers will treat me.