Thursday, April 20, 2017
In this day and age teaching is harder than ever before. Funding cuts are about, meaning less teachers have to teach more students whilst being constantly buffeted to increase the grades to make the school look better. Due to various gaps in funding, teachers are having to take on additional responsibilities. This could be the running of after school clubs, funding drives, mentoring, online teaching, the list goes on. It is harder than ever to teach well when so saturated with work that sometimes means when you get home after a hard day's work you are left working until around nine or ten. There is no true answer to dealing with this. It is a fact of the teaching life. However there are ways to make it easier for yourself. Streamline your work for success. You may not agree with some of the following tips, while you may already subscribe to some of them. Read on, and see whether some of them are right for you and your teaching style.
The first thing you need to do is think about your additional commitments and see how you can make it easier, simpler, and better managed. You may need the help of your superior to okay these, yet if well presented you should not see too much opposition. If you are struggling with different elements of the management of the school, then you can find some top school management software here. Streamlining all kinds of management can save not just you but your fellow teachers more time especially if you have been called upon to do extra work. You also need to look at your time management. So if you are teaching and have a spare twenty minutes as the children work, don’t be afraid to work on something else. Be brutal with your time. If you are overworked you have the right to be.
There are ways when you can essentially cheat out on lessons. The internet is a stunning resource and you can find all kinds of tips and tricks, lesson plans and lesson ideas that you can essentially steal. It is frowned upon, but if you are teaching the kids in the same way does it really matter so much? Be careful, put these resources into what you have created yourself so they are harder to spot in the case of a snap inspection. This makes everything easier and less problematic. Work with your other teachers in the sharing of resources.
Come up with a logical plan to present to your superior. Talk to some other professionals in your department and present it. If you are coming up with solutions you are essentially doing all you can to help the school out of the current situation. Consider highlighting overstaffed departments and how they can help you teach the younger ages. This will give you more time to look into the other, more challenging ages to teach. It is all about freeing up some time for yourself. If your superiors don’t understand that then there will be serious issues in your school.