Irrespective of whether you are new to teaching or have years of experience in this field, we are sure that you may have faced many challenges in the classroom when it comes to guiding students. Let us tell you that this is a common concern faced by most teachers. The reasons can be many like high expectations from students, their parents and also from your department heads or administrators. It is extremely important for a teacher to tackle these challenges so that they can outperform their duties and more importantly help those in need. We have listed down 3 crucial challenges that teachers face in classroom and ways in which they can tackle them.
You need to balance the different needs of your students
This is probably one of the most important task for a teacher to accomplish if you want every student in the class to benefit from your teaching. A teacher must understand that every student that walks through the classroom door is different. This means that they have different capabilities or grasping power when it comes to understanding various subjects. For instance, there could be certain students who may face difficulties and challenges with math and may need extra help. There could be some students who may easily read the text and while others who may face problem when reading from the textbook.
There is a strategic and most importantly built-in way to handle a challenge like this. It means that a teacher needs to put as many ways of learning as possible into a lesson so that every student can benefit from it. You need to explain certain subject to students practically or by giving them daily life examples so that they understand the purpose of the subject they are learning. You need to put in different learning styles so that every pupil understands the subject.
You must respect expectations of the school admin
Teachers not only have to ensure that every student is learning and improving their skills but they also have to make sure that they are working towards achievement of goals or objectives of the school defined by the school admins. For this, it is important to educate students about their school policies and objectives.
This means that as a teacher it is your duty to find ways where in other school-related activities do not disrupt your normal routine. It is important to give equal value to other activities of the school like assemblies or club activities. This way you are helping students achieve both educational and social experiences.
You must collectively work with parents and Students to meet long-term objectives
As a teacher it is your duty to understand both parents and teachers. This challenge is mostly faced by teachers who are working in schools belonging to the rural areas where many parents and students are unaware about the importance of education.
For this you need to have an open line of communication with both students and their parents and make them understand that you are going to be available for their child even after school for any other extra help that is needed. You need to create a strong community where parents should be encouraged to send their children to school.
We hope this article was helpful for you. While teaching can be challenging at times if you really care about your students and want to help them it is a profession that can also be very rewarding. To know more about creative ways to teach students you also check out the YouTube video here.