An opportunity to approach your teaching in new ways.
How are you showing up in the classroom?
Are you ready to give your students your best?
Do you show up the same way at your last class as you do the first?
Teaching requires an element of performance and can be both exhausting and invigorating. How do you take care of yourself? Do you pace yourself?
Are you teaching with a fixed mindset? Do you make up your mind early in the semester about who is “talented” and who is not?
Or do you encourage your students and support their efforts towards improving their skill sets?
How do you conduct yourself in the classroom?
Do you allow yourself to lose your cool? Do you talk badly about your students with other people?
Or, do you show your students the respect they deserve?
Do you believe you can change lives?
Are you ready to be a mentor? Do you see yourself as a role model?
Now as you begin a new semester, it’s good time to reflect: how can you be the teacher you’d like to be?
How do you want to start the new semester?
Tell me more in the comment area below!
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It is never too late to be what you might have been. — George Eliot
In case you missed it…
For those of you who don’t teach yet but would like to, be sure to read my post on getting started: “How to Get Started Teaching Design Classes.” Right now (before the scheduling of Spring 2018 classes), is the perfect time to reach out to the faculty at your local college or university. Inquire now about teaching in a design program!! Read it now!