We’re not gonna lie, 👉 Your Teaching Experience Matters. Not only your experience allows you to understand what it means to be a teacher but also prepares you for the future as an educator. Even Principals like Ms Roja Paul, (Principal, Niraj International School, India) advocate the same. She says,
“When I became a teacher, that is where I saw the power that the teacher has which is not something that is understood by many. But little did I realise with the journey that my students are the powerful ones to me that are actually helping me get better as a teacher.” (Click here to watch the full conversation)
Other than exploring yourself, when it comes to teaching interviews, more often than not schools want to see 📃 proof of your experiences and abilities that directly apply to the role. Some schools even demand experience letters that speak a ton about your work that you must have done previously. (🤔 Having trouble acing Teaching Interviews? Talk to your Suraasa Mentor for free here)
"Your teaching experience also translates into inspiration for those around you. When you share your stories, you help others grow through your story". Click here to hear what Ms Jaya Bhavnani (Founder & Executive Director, Dwight Global School) has to say to you coming from her life-long teaching experience.
Let’s face it, with experience you increase your ability to teach, your ability to plan your lessons & classes. Experience makes us a better teacher. You learn new concepts and empower yourself with teaching strategies to enhance your classroom experiences. While we are on the subject, check this blog on “5 Amazing Teaching Strategies every teacher should know”
To sum it up, reflecting on your teaching experience, every once in a while it becomes crucial to rekindle our passion for teaching but also to inspire others with it. It’s simply 🤩 remarkable.