Some persons are born with a natural talent for teaching. They are comfortable in a classroom, are at ease when instructing others, and excel at connecting with students. They are passionate about education and are excited about learning and growth. However, not all teachers are created equal. Some teachers may naturally excel in areas where others could improve.
Regardless of whether teachers are born with natural talent or have gone through training and certification to become an educator, there are always helpful ways in which teachers can add to their abilities and improve their instruction methods. As teachers seek improvement, their efforts and raw teaching ability will combine to make them a better teacher for their growing students. Teachers looking for ways to improve their educational gifts and talents should consider the following actions:
Resources: Meador, Derrick. Thought Co., “15 Exceptional Things Great Teachers Do Well,”
https://www.thoughtco.com/exceptional-things-that-great-teachers-do-3194337. July 14, 2018.
Equitable Access Support Network, “Increasing Equitable Access to Excellent Educators: A Talent Management Guide for School Districts,” https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oese/oss/technicalassistance/easntalentmgtguideschldistr icts.pdf. June 2017.
Davis, Vicki. Cool Cat Teacher Blog, “5 Simple Ways to Improve Teacher Professional Development,” https://www.coolcatteacher.com/5-simple-ways-improve-teacher-professional-development/. July 20, 2017.