A letter to novice teachers.
Dear, novice teachers
My colleagues,novice teachers.Teaching is a noble career , teachers are compared to messengers . They enlighten minds and guide hundreds of people to the right path.Teaching is a hard work to do.It is tiring,exhausting,time and efforts consuming.For what purpose,you may ask.A teacher should bare in mind that doing his job is not for the sake of people .Don’t wait for others to thank you.Your work should be done for the sake of God and the hereafter.This is the only thing that makes a teacher motivated.
Characteristics of the teacher :
The first year of work is always the toughest since the trainees put into practice all their theoretical studies .All that they have studied in pedagogy,psychology,sociology,linguistics..etc..,. Therefore,The first contact with learners is very important . If this meeting fails the teachers will face problems during the whole year.The teachers should be ready to face learners and gain their respect right from the beginning.Your stand in front of your pupils is decoded and analysed .They will have a clear idea about you.So ,you should be strict yet with a soft smile on the face.You should master the subject you teach so that you make your learners confident about you.You should have a good behavior and strong nerves so that they can’t drive you crazy easily.You should keep a close eye on your learners but with limits that they do not overcome.
When you deal with that first day at work,you should prepare yourself for the whole year.Many novice teachers ,if not all of them,face obstacles.They have ups and downs and moments of depression .It s not the end of the world, in fact ,it’s the best beginning for a bright career.
It is said that :”It’s through mistakes that we learn”and so we get experience.Do not panic or quit the work,instead you should be patient . Teaching is a long term experience.Each day ,you learn something new and each time your love for your work increases .As a result , your ability to prepare your lessons will be better and you will be able to come out with brilliant ,creative ideas..
God loves you because HE provided you with this sacred mission so appreciate the gift , move forward and learn from your past experiences.
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