The latest issue of The Atlantic features five lessons for teachers about how to become successful.
The story examines how to get students to learn best in a classroom environment, from building rapport with students to making sure they have opportunities to learn.
“In a classroom, you don’t need a textbook to be effective,” says Barbara Dauber, a professor of education at Ohio State University.
“You need to be attentive to what is going on, but you also need to understand the learner’s needs and expectations.
If you’re teaching in a lab, that’s your job.
But if you’re in a lecture hall, that is your job.”
Daubert also points out that teaching is about connecting students to their learning, and teachers should know how to make sure their students are receiving enough attention.
The Atlantic also includes an article on the “biggest challenges” facing teachers.
How to find the best teacher and mentor How to work with a mentor teacher and learn how to support and encourage them as you work with them, Dauberger says.
And how to work in a team to achieve results.
What to wear for a successful day How to make your school look your best.
And tips for getting students to take their first steps toward learning.
The article also features tips on how to be successful as a teacher, including: Find a mentor who can help you find and mentor a student.
Teach in a public school setting, but don’t be afraid to take them on as part of your classroom.
“There is a stigma of ‘too big to fail’ and that’s just not true,” says Daubers’ colleague, Barbara A. Smith, a faculty member in the Department of Education at the University of Michigan.
“If you’re willing to take on a mentor role, you’ll be much more likely to succeed than if you were just doing it for the sake of doing it.
You need to give students confidence in your ability to help them succeed.”
Teaching Tips and Tricks: How to Be a Successful Teacher: The Atlantic issue, #10 in the series, features five great lessons on how teachers can be successful.
Find the latest issue in The Atlantic magazine.