As we kick off the new year, we have so much to look forward to and be excited about. We have a brand new set of students to inspire, a fresh slate to work with, and endless opportunities to make a positive impact on the lives of our students.
This year, let's focus on setting and achieving our goals, fostering a love of learning in our classrooms, and creating a safe and inclusive environment for all. Here's to a fantastic start to the new year!
So, as we begin this new year, here are some areas that you can work on to become the futuristic 2023 teacher:
Be kind to yourself They say “Teaching is not a job. It's a lifestyle”. We all know that a teacher’s work stretches way beyond the walls of a classroom. But it is also true that you cannot give your best when you are exhausted. Dear teacher, this year please remember to be kind to yourself and give yourself frequent breaks. This will help you re energise your mind, gain a better perspective on your professional life, and bring out your best version in the classroom.
Learning with gadgets In the past few years, technology and education have played a significant role in maximising learning. This year, we will see the increased use of AR and VR solutions that will bring lessons to life in order to help students get a better understanding of their lessons. So, make sure that you are well-equipped with all things AR and VR to utilise these solutions effectively in the classroom.
Encouraging green technology Climate change and environmental degradation is one of the biggest concerns of the global community. As teachers, you play a vital role in preparing a generation of learners that will be crucial to finding solutions to counter them. So, update yourself about the latest trends in green technology like innovative self-sufficient buildings, waste-to-energy solutions, vertical farming and discuss them in the classroom. This way you can set your students’ curious minds in the right direction.
Inculcate ethics and values Value education has always been a part of school education. But in the current times, the approach to instil values like respect, compassion, and kindness needs to be upgraded in a relevant manner because their definitions have broadened with the evolving society. Ethical behaviour today should reflect care and solidarity. It is more about fostering attitudes and practices aimed at repairing the injustices and discriminations of the society while transforming the future.
So, are you 2023 ready?
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As you enter a new year, you stand ready to unlock your growth and rise to new heights. This is the year to set new goals, take on new challenges, and strive for excellence in all you pursue.
❤️ Watch this heartwarming video where teachers share their growth journey and the enthusiasm for a brighter future in their career.
Q: How can I bring out my best teaching skills to prepare leaders of tomorrow?
Ans: We cannot stress enough on the importance of teacher upskilling. Gone are the days when education used to be static. Today, everything from curricula to teaching methodologies are rapidly shifting to match the requirements of Industry 4.0 and the expanding global community.
As a teacher, you need to make sure that your teaching methodologies are updated according to the latest international pedagogical standards. If you want to know more about this, then make sure you watch the Suraasa masterclass "Transform Your Teaching Career in 2023''.
Mumbai, Maharashtra: Maharashtra school education department collaborates with TISS for vocational education Maharashtra school education department under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan joins hands with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) to encourage employment-oriented vocational education.
New Delhi, India: Winter vacation extended in several North Indian states due to cold wave Schools in the states of UP, MP, Punjab, Haryana and others in North India have extended winter vacation and revised school timings due to the massive cold wave blanketing the entire region.
Dubai, UAE: UAE schools reopen after winter vacation Schools in the UAE have reopened for the second term of the academic year of UAE Ministry of Education after around a 3-week long winter vacation.
Socio-emotional needs of students must be looked after in the classroom to ensure their holistic development. Read this newsletter to find out some ways how teachers can cater to such needs in the classroom.