Helping to inspire those around us can lead to a very fulfilling and worthwhile life, and teaching is no different. Beyond inspiring and encouraging our students, the opportunities are there to share and inspire colleagues, who will mainly welcome new ideas, resources, or different ways of approaching situations.
You don’t have to be in the spotlight, but taking 5 simple steps will work wonders in how people admire your work as an educator, all shared during a popular UKEdChat session. The main 5 tips were:
- Support, don’t compete!
- Take people with you. Share your success and give people advice. But also share your mistakes!
- Listen to others, share ideas and always offer a cup of tea
- By accepting that everyone has a different teaching style, and supporting colleagues with the boring day to day stuff, even if you don’t “like” them. We’re all in this together!!
- By sharing your knowledge, supporting each other rather than competing with one another.
Of course, there is always the opportunity to get official recognition for the work you do, so explore becoming a UKEd Champion – click here for more details.