By Andrew SmithDecember 28, 2018, 3:06pm1.
Get the right credentials.
“You have to be an exceptional teacher.
It doesn’t matter if you’re from Texas or Florida or somewhere else, you have to have that kind of reputation and be able to deliver a high level of teaching.”2.
Get to know your students.
“The more you know them, the more they’ll be able help you,” she said.3.
Don’t waste your time trying to find the perfect teacher.
“If you’re looking for a job in the middle of the day, then you’re not getting the job.
If you’re in the mornings, then the job is not there.”4.
Find the right school.
“I know a lot of teachers who had a great time working in a public school system, but they weren’t able to teach.
So if you want to teach in a place where you have a high degree of accountability, it’s important to know where you want your students to go,” she added.5.
Find a mentor.
“It’s hard to find someone who’s experienced teaching and who is going to give you the kind of support that you need.
If it’s a private school, then it’s not a good fit,” she continued.6.
Don the hat.
“When you get to the end of your career, you don’t want to get caught up in the hat, the hat is not important to you.
So get the hat on,” she explained.7.
Learn the language.
“Just because you’re bilingual doesn’t mean that you’re going to be a good educator in a foreign language.
It’s a matter of your knowledge and how well you can translate what they’re saying,” she noted.8.
Practice what you preach.
“A lot of times teachers will say, ‘We teach the same way, we’re not trying to get the students to learn something new,’ but we’re trying to be more specific about what we’re teaching,” she shared.
“Teachers who teach to the core will really be successful in teaching their students,” she advised.
“If you want a great teacher, you’re really going to have to do a lot more than just teach,” she concluded.
Source: Entertainment Weekly