Thursday, December 13, 2018

Teaching Well: The Short List

The details that make good teaching are essential. It's easy to forget those details, but when we do the potential for what's possible wanes.

What's on the shortlist:
  • a warm, welcoming, healthy learning environment
  • the tools to teach well
  • a positive daily schedule of learning
  • positive relationships with students, colleagues, families, and administrators
  • honesty, transparency
  • time for reflection and goal setting
  • regular feedback and positivity as I coach students forward
  • good communication in person and in writing
  • empathy, compassion, support, and care with regard to the learning/teaching team's priorities, personal needs/interests/challenges, passion and pursuits
  • sensitivity and care for self and others as I navigate the challenging teaching/learning path