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Teacher: More Than Just Your Job

As educators, we all have worked hard to get to where we are today. We are all concerned about the future and what our place will be in that future. Here are a few suggestions of behaviors that we can use to demonstrate that we are professional and want to be taken seriously in our jobs.

  • Always be on time to school, to extracurricular duties, to meetings, and to class.
  • Dress in a professional manner.
  • Follow school rules, policies, and directions from supervisors. If you disagree with a rule, follow the proper channels to change it.
  • Have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the content you teach.
  • Actively seek to learn more about current best teaching practices in our field..
  • Convey your pride in your profession and your interest in being the best teacher that you can be.
  • As a new teacher, be appreciative of your colleagues’ experience and expertise.
  • Be flexible when your plans don’t work out or when interruptions disrupt a lesson.
  • Resist the urge to complain. Remaining cheerful under stress is an invaluable workplace skill.
  • Remember to laugh every day. Laughing really does make the day go by faster.


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