Congratulations – you got a teaching job! Are you excited? Yeah, you are. Are you scared? Here How to be a Good Preschool Teacher.
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Probably. Well here are some tips that I wish I would have had my first year of teaching and I’m going to give them to you. Hopefully, they help.
So have a plan but be prepared to have it change. You need to be flexible.
You’re kind going to be on a tightrope for the first two weeks…
You’ll get through it.
You’re going to learn the signs – when they start getting fidgety do a finger
play. Two kids talking? Separate them. And when in doubt just dance.
Nothing will make it better than dancing.
and tried again and again so you have to learn what works for you.
Is it taking a deep breath? Is it tagging an assistant in? Whatever it is, learn it, learn it quickly, and know that it’s going to be okay.
Teaching preschool is really serious – dare I say no small matter? But at the same time, it’s the most fun job possible so be silly be yourself and have a good time doing it.
We’re going to have bad days you’re going to lose your cool and it’s okay. It happens to everybody.
Just pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start again – because even Miss Honey has some bad days.
Your kids know if you’re not interested in something so go ahead get down on the floor with them. Play, explore be invested – it’s gonna make a world of difference.
Much like the kids, wear nothing you value to the school.
See a lesson plan that was pretty cool? An art exploration you want to try?
It’s okay to borrow it – just make sure you put your own spin on it and make sure you share your stuff too because you never know who you inspire.
It’s probably one of my favorite tricks. The day I learned that it I just didn’t talk over them but talked under them my class became a much quieter place so don’t be afraid to whisper. It changes everything.
It’s what you both need.