This is the last post of this motivation series. While thinking what to write I realised teachers also need to be motivated.
If you are an experienced teacher, you probably know how to survive. This post aims to give some tips to the newbies
Teaching is not like other professions. You don’t get praise when you need. You won’t get pay rise either if you are working in a small budget or public school.
There will be a staffroom full of teachers who will criticise you because you work more than them.
You will work with teachers who think extra work is unnecessary.
If you aren’t lucky enough to have a colleague to share your enthusiasm, then be ready to walk on this road alone.
Don’t give up.
Ignore those looks.
Do the things you love doing
It is tiring, exhausting but you should learn to motivate yourself.
Be proud, teaching is a wonderful profession and a great opportunity for a successful career.
Don’t forget you will be responsible for students’ attitudes towards learning, in our case learning English. Maybe you will not hear but they will appreciate what you are doing for them. Don’t you remember a teacher from your school days that changed your point of view or supported you when you needed help?
And remember there is another way
Build your PLN and enjoy the comfort, the bearable lightness of unlimited support.
This post is a part of a series
Motivating the unmotivated
Motivating the Unmotivated part 2 - An Activity
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Going Digital, part 2
- Teaching resources
- Teacher development
- Teacher training