How to become a kindergarten teacher continued...
When thinking about how to become a kindergarten teacher remember to smile! Little kids deserve to be around cheerful, enthusiastic educators.
Leave your troubles and stress behind when you step through your classroom doors.
"You learn what you practice!" one of my university profs used to say.
Practice the tips below for a more relaxed you and a more relaxed classroom atmosphere.
Cultivate patience and a sense of humor
As you learn how to become a kindergarten teacher be sure to see the funny side of life.
- Little kids have on days and off days just like teachers. Be patient with your students and with yourself.
- Some days your well planned lessons are a flop and other days a spontaneous lesson will evolve from an unexpected source. Be willing to scrap your plans and go with the flow.
- Experience can only be gained through trial and error, so when things fall apart, give yourself a pat on the back for effort and start the process of creative problem solving again.
Learn to set boundaries
- Becoming a kindergarten teacher takes hours of work.
- Even if you love working with children you need to create boundaries to ensure you have a life beyond children or the classroom.
- The more systems you put into place, the more time you will save planning, looking for things and cleaning up.