You read a story like this one and think ‘Character traits’. Or ‘Plot’–#2 and 4 could be the twists in someone’s idyllic teaching experience:
15 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Becoming a Teacher
Jill Hare | Editor, TheApple.com
Don’t you wish you knew the good, the bad and the ugly before you became a teacher? Find out some things to look forward to and things to avoid.
1. Relating to every student takes research.
If you’re like me, you are decades older than your students. It takes research to figure out what prior knowledge you’re building on. Don’t just focus on what they’ve learned in school, but think about what they’ve learned outside of school. What programs do they watch on TV? What do they read for fun? What kind of music do they listen to? You can ask your students this information and more in simple survey or game. Knowing them and who they in in the context of the world today will help you connect. (more)