Sometimes teachers may be overloaded with the many different
teaching strategies, teaching methods and ideas that they
are exposed to.
Please remember that since these are your students and this
is your classroom, you are in control of the rules.
As I have told my student teachers, and new or
inexperienced teachers that I have mentored; observe, if you
can, different teachers and take note of their teaching
strategies and read about advice that experienced teachers
have written. Then, decide which strategies are best and
which fit your teaching style with your students.
Here are my top "7 Essential Core Teaching Strategies" that
have held true for me throughout my 33 years of teaching
1. Classroom Management is the most critical teaching
strategy. Learn to apply the some of the teaching strategies
that fall with this broad topic and you'll find teaching
success throughout your teaching career.
Classroom Management is a broad theme that includes many
subject areas including proper classroom behavior and
discipline, establishing classroom rules, communicating
effectively, and managing classroom time.
2. Know your students well. You should have different
expectations for each one of your students. It is imperative
to create a genuine bond with them (by the way that works
3. Motivate and encourage your students to set some goals
for themselves, then help them to reach their goals and move
on to a new set of goals.
4. Create a Strong Teacher Student Relationship. Trust must
be earned, show respect, be honest, display compassion, and
always be positive. Let students know that they matter to
you and hopefully they will follow suit. All this will build
self-esteem in your students!
5. Parent Teacher Communication is Crucial. Keep in mind to
consistently be approachable, informed, diplomatic and
always professional (even if parents are more like friends
to you). Remember parents must be accountable to their
child, themselves, and believe it or not ... to you too.
6. Be Accountable ... You are responsible to your students
(foremost), their parents, your school, and of course, to
yourself. This is an on-going process every day, week, and
month of the school year. It is imperative that you always
keep that in mind.
7. To be truly successful in this great profession, you
must have a real passion for it. A passion to have fun with
your students, pass on your knowledge to them and watch them
grow throughout the year(s).
As you progress and gain experience in our great
profession, I know that you will realize that using the
teaching strategies that I have briefly described here will
make you a better teacher. Incorporate them into your daily
routines and both you and your students will greatly
Good Luck with These Strategies!