Most of us have a favorite teacher from our past, or one that we remember fondly, as someone who inspired us or challenged us to keep striving to do our best. While most early childhood educators are highly trained and skilled professionals who are truly great at what they do, there are certain qualities that make some stand out as one of those teachers that students and their families won’t easily forget.
Make learning fun
Memorable teachers are those who are able to incorporate a little fun and excitement into their lesson plans to help engage and motivate students to want to learn. Some simple ways that early childhood educators can keep things fun and engaging is to create classroom games, make lessons interactive, tell stories to make real life connections, incorporate student interests into your lesson plans, and even jump into character when reading a story.
A memorable teacher is one who doesn’t take themselves too seriously and isn’t afraid to laugh, play, be silly, and have fun with their students.
Create a Lasting Impression
A memorable teacher is one who teaches students the required skills and curriculum, but who also teaches them life skills that will stick with students for years to come. Memorable teachers are always finding impromptu opportunities to teach lessons that will hopefully inspire and encourage their students.
Teach with Enthusiasm
When early childhood educators teach with enthusiasm, students take notice. They wonder what all of the excitement is about, and they want to join in on the fun. Students get so caught up in a subject that is taught in a creative way that they may not even realize that they’re learning something important.
The number one most important characteristic of a memorable teacher is that they have passion. They have a passion for their job, a passion for life, a passion for learning, and a passion for their students.
Memorable teachers truly care about their students and have a strong desire to see them succeed.
Planting the Seeds for Success
While all early childhood educators hope that they will become a memorable one, what really makes a memorable teacher is one who truly has love and passion for helping students by instilling a lifelong love of learning creatively and with heart.
For those special teachers who consistently go above and beyond their basic job description by working outside of the box to inspire students to overcome challenges and accomplish new goals, they will be remembered fondly for years to come. If you feel like you’d be a good early educator, you probably will be! And we offer an accredited Early Childhood Education training program that fits well in your life-with no wait list and a flexible class schedule. Contact us for more information today!