I’ve been reading The New Teacher Revolution: Changing Education for a New Generation of Learners by Josh Stumpenhorst. This is what he wrote in the book’s introduction about the great teachers he has connected with during his career:
“They all believe they could be doing better and seek out ways to improve.”
So what are the things I can be doing to become better? How can I “seek out” ways to improve my teaching?
I feel there are three strategies that will allow me to continue to improve as a teacher:
- Honestly evaluate what’s working, and what’s not working, in my classroom
- Accept helpful advice and constructive feedback from others
- Learn new things
Efforts to become a better teacher will benefit me and my students – sounds like a win-win situation to me.