What Teachers Need to Know

Teacher learning

As a teacher, your focus is on student learning. But did you know that there are lots of benefits that come with teacher learning too? When teachers continue to learn, they encourage students to become life-long learners. So let´s take a look at the things teachers need to know when it comes to teacher learning.

Teacher Learning That Supports Student Learning

The first thing that teachers need to know is that teacher learning supports student learning. When a teacher is passionate and keen to learn, then this enthusiasm is naturally passed on to the student. When you continue learning as a teacher then you inspire your students to do the same.

This encourages them to become life-long learners. At Clanbeat we believe in promoting lifelong learning amongst students. Our app gives students the tools they need for planning and reflection as well as setting academic and lifelong goals. When students learn in this autonomous way, it promotes responsibility and creates a thirst for learning into adult life.

Teacher learning

What Teachers Need to Know

Not only do teachers need to know about teaching, they need to be knowledgeable in many other areas too. Teachers need to know about child welfare and development and must stay up to date with continually evolving teaching methods. When it comes to teacher learning then teachers also need to know that it’s not just students that benefit. Teachers who continue to learn have longer more and satisfying careers. Overall, teacher learning is stimulating, it improves teacher well-being and makes teachers better role modes for students.

New Strategies for Teacher Learning

Teachers need to know about new strategies when it comes to teacher learning. One way to strategize about teacher learning is to think of it as a learning cycle. First, you must identify your learning needs, every teacher will have different learning requirements. What are your strengths and weaknesses as a teacher and what types of learning will most benefit your students?

The next step is to partake in teacher learning. This could be in the shape of a course, seminar for example. Then you must apply what you’ve learned in the classroom and evaluate the impact your learning has had on students. This is a time for encouraging feedback and reflecting on what you’ve learned through self-evaluation.

Professional Learning in Practice

Teachers need to know that they will be presented with opportunities to develop their teacher learning every day. In practice, collaboration and peer support are the most fundamental parts of teacher learning. To continue learning, teachers must become actively involved with their colleagues.

They should watch the way others teach and learn about subjects other than their own. Invite other teachers into your classroom and encourage feedback about your teaching. For more formal methods of teacher learning then seek out official learning programs. This could be in the form of seminars, accredited courses, internships or extended graduate programs.

Teacher Impact and Self-Esteem

When it comes to teacher impact on student self-esteem then teachers need to know how important their role is. We all carry strong, impactful childhood memories about our teachers and unfortunately, not all of them are good. You should be conscious of the impact your words have on student self-esteem every time you’re in the classroom. Always let your students know that it’s Ok to make mistakes and that you make them too. Try to focus on the positive aspect of students behaviour and never belittle them.

When their self-esteem is enforced then students will be more motivated and will excel academically. Building your students’ self-esteem is easy to integrate into normal teaching.

One way to boost students confidence is by encouraging them to give regular feedback. At Clanbeat, we believe that giving students a voice is important for building self-esteem. This is why our app encourages students to give regular feedback. Not only about academic subjects but about their well-being too.

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The Benefits for Students

The final thing that teachers must know about teacher learning, is the huge amount of benefits it brings to students. When you continue learning, your students will be greater achievers and more confident and well-rounded individuals. They’ll also become passionate learners and all of these things will enhance their well-being. Continued teacher learning will improve your teaching skills on every level. Not only for your students but for your school as a whole.

Continuing with teacher learning is the best thing you can do for your students and yourself as a teacher. You’ll become more enthusiastic, more knowledgeable and be a better role model for your students. At Clanbeat, we value the importance of lifelong learning and how it contributes to academic achievement and well-being. Not only for students but for teachers too. Why not try the Clanbeat app today to introduce your class to the positive methods of lifelong learning.

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