Are You Reaching Your Students?

Successful EducatorsWhether you work in K-12 or higher education – it is important to be able to “reach your students” and help them learn! After all, that’s why they are in school, right?! Most students want to achieve success, but sometimes don’t know how! It’s the job of educators to instill passion and inspiration in their students.

Because it’s difficult to measure success in the world academia, according to author Julie DeNeen, educators have to continually look for creative and innovative ways to do so.

How? Well, DeNeen has gathered “25 Things Successful Educators Do Differently” to reach their students, keeping their performance levels high.

Following are just a few of her 25 findings: 

  • Successful educators have clear objectives – Your objectives for your students act as road signs to your destination. Your plan is the map.
  • Successful educators are able to live without immediate feedback – Teachers who rely on instant gratification will get burned out and disillusioned.
  • Successful educators have a positive attitude – Negative energy zaps creativity and it makes a nice breeding ground for fear of failure.
  • Successful educators expect their students to succeed – Students need someone to believe in them. Set the bar high and then create an environment where it’s okay to fail.
  • Successful educators have a sense of humor – Humor and wit make lasting impression. It reduces stress and frustration, and gives people a chance to look at their circumstances from another point of view.

Click here to view the complete list of things educators do to foster success and love for education. And, as always, we encourage you to leave your comments!

– The IDEAWorks® Team

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.”

~Anthony J. D’Angelo



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