Table of contents:
- 1. Respect for children
- 2. Tolerance
- 3. Understanding that the teacher is providing a service
- 4. Willingness to gain authority with real things
- 5. A sense of boundaries
- 6. Understanding your mission
- 7. Self-criticism
- 8. Self-irony
2023 Author: Malcolm Clapton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-22 06:26
Old approaches don't work with new children.
We live in an amazing time: the world around us is changing very quickly, almost beyond recognition. Therefore, a teacher working with the younger generation should be ready:
- Change. This is the most difficult, but necessary condition for the existence of a full-fledged personality.
- Admit your mistakes. Only the one who does nothing is not mistaken. The teacher certainly does not belong to such.
- Develop. If earlier the picture of the world did not change over the course of several generations, now everything is developing so rapidly that, as the Black Queen said in "Alice Through the Looking Glass", in order to stay in place, you need to "run as fast as you can."
The teacher must also understand how modern students live. You can not love Fays or Ivangai, but not knowing who these people are means falling behind life.
In addition, the teacher should remember that today's children are different. They live on the Internet, they have no adult cult. These are the qualities a modern teacher should have in order to benefit and enjoy the results of his work.
1. Respect for children
Usually they say: "The teacher must love children." But this formulation is too abstract and inevitably becomes a pretext for speculation. Love is already very multifaceted. This is connivance, and, conversely, drill (“Beats means loves). Unclear. But with respect, everything is much easier.
Respecting a student means seeing him as a subject, not a blank slate.
All people are different. Sometimes a person annoys us only because he is different: he put on his cap in the wrong way, does not look like that. But is it worth paying attention to this if he behaves naturally and does not violate moral norms? The same can be said about the human right to one's own opinion.
If we are talking about questions for which the only correct answer cannot be given, then one should not immediately sweep aside original and unexpected proposals. They may be more appropriate than the standard ones. Children are not as spoiled by stereotypes as adults and can think freely.
Recognize the student's right to be different. And perhaps you will raise a new Einstein.
3. Understanding that the teacher is providing a service
For some reason, this point most of all outrages teachers and many parents. Perhaps it's about authority. The teacher sounds proudly, and the services are provided by hairdressers and movers. It is undignified!
4. Willingness to gain authority with real things
Loud words, commanding voice and regalia cannot impress a modern child. Everything should be according to the Hamburg score: a good teacher knows his subject, can explain its benefits, and knows how to present material in an interesting way.
Scaring is useless. Today's children do not experience fear of what people who survived the "scoop" fear.
5. A sense of boundaries
This applies to both psychological boundaries ("not to get into the soul"), and their own knowledge. After all, children in some areas are more competent than teachers.
6. Understanding your mission
The teacher should only give useful knowledge that cannot be simply Google (and if possible, the teacher is most likely wasting time).
If a teacher analyzes his activities and thinks about how to make it better, then he will achieve a lot. Everyone is wrong. Including cool adult uncles and aunts. And the sooner children realize this, the better.
The ability to be frivolous and make fun of yourself is a necessary component of what is called stress resistance. And just a great quality for life in society.
Self-irony allows you to defuse the situation, distract yourself and move on to solving difficult issues.
Of course, all this is difficult to achieve in conditions when pennies are allocated for education. Unfortunately, schools often have no choice and are forced to take on whoever they have to. Nevertheless, one should strive for the ideal.