Being a teacher is not an easy job. You must have several characteristics in order to be a good teacher, such as patience, love for children, kindness and respect. Even if these characteristics describe you, when you are a new teacher you must find your own way in this job.
A teacher should be motivated by passion for teaching
If you are a young teacher, without life experience and teaching experience, you should know that the most important requirement in order to become a successful and appreciated teacher is to be motivated first by a big passion for teaching. You should have a passion for sharing your knowledge with your students and teach them more than just scientific knowledge. A student is at the beginnings of his/her life and he/she needs more than just scientific knowledge in order to become a responsible citizen in his/her family and in the society. If you don’t have passion for teaching, this lack will be obvious in your relationship with your students. A teacher with a passion is easily accepted by the students group.
A new teacher should be guided in his/her career by children love
In the previous paragraph, we talked about passion for teaching. In order to be a very good teacher, you should be guided during your entire career for children love. If you don’t have this characteristic will be extremely difficult to be a teacher for you. Even if you are an expert in your scientific domain, you may fail as a teacher. Students feel what you are transmitting to them and if the love for children is missing they will have an attitude of rejection. We consider that is better to have less scientific knowledge than children love, because this scientific knowledge may be enriched during your career, but children love is usually something native.
As a new teacher you should not follow a path; just find your own way
Young persons are tempted to follow the paths of older people. But why it is happening? Well, it is easier to use a recipe that is already used and successful. Besides it is more likely to be accepted by people that are surrounding you and acceptance is very important for young persons. Sometimes new teachers are also tempted to use methods that are already accepted and verified by older teachers. But these methods are good for those people and maybe you should try to find your own methods in order to become a great teacher. Because every person is unique, as a teacher we think that you should be you in all the aspects. You should share your beliefs, ideas and thoughts, besides the scientific knowledge that you have to share with your students. Sometimes a student is more attracted by a teacher that is original and do not copy methods that were implemented by previous teachers.
We encourage you to dare to implement your own methods and ideas, even if you are a new and young teacher. Finding your own way as a new teacher is the best way to become a great teacher.