What are your “greatest strengths” as a teacher?
My question is “What are your strengths in dealing with children’s behaviors?” Why are you a teacher working with children? Since you are and have had your experiences, then you have something special going on between you and the children. Thus, you have your successes and what are they?
Here are some greatest strengths as a teacher listed by others and can you add to the list:
• being able to connect with the children and getting on their level.
• by managing a classroom and building and maintaining a warm, successful learning classroom environment.
• listening and respecting students and developing creative and well thought out plans and activities.
• from the experiences I had through “hands-on.”
• through my presentation skills being strong.
• having a loving teaching and ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
• being organized and finding fun ways to do subject areas.
• the ability to relate to the children.
• to include flexibility, compassion, passion for children and teaching, being an extremely hard worker, and professionalism within a classroom.
• being patience and being flexible.
• seeing my ability to read children are my greatest strengths.
• having a strong background in child development and knowing what to expect at different ages.
• communicating with the children, parents, and other teachers.
• compassion, enthusiasm, and dedication.
• lesson planning.
• adapting a lesson at any time.
• using my own natural skill.
• that I never stop smiling.
• simply a love of what I do and a dedication to my children.
• being able to bring fun and excitement to the classroom.
• using discipline and voice quality.
• to understand what objectives I am teaching in a lesson.
• from within.
• working well one-on-one.
• bringing a real world experience into the classroom.
• that I am a positive role model for the children.
• managing the classroom.
• being confident.
Are the others you can add? Let me know.
Children can spend up to 12,500 hours in the first five years of life “in-group childcare.” They might then spend another 1,500 hours “in or after-school care, or “in vacation care.” By spending this time away from home, many children miss opportunities to experience and master skills.
Just like you, the interests of a child will determine which experiences they would prefer to participate in. Some children have many interests and are willing to try new things, while other children like to stick to a small range of interests they know and feel comfortable with.
Remember: For the emotional security of the child, offer familiar experiences first and then slowly introduce the unfamiliar. To promote feelings of success, offer simple experiences the child is able to succeed with and then offer more complex experiences to challenge them.
It’s important to consider children’s interests and try to include these in the experiences you organize for them.
*The more you can provide experiences that interest them, the more likely they are to want to join in and the more they will enjoy the activity.