May 11, 2018
How to Keep Motivated as a Teacher

Teacher Motivation Tips

Here at eLeanring Flashcards, we love teachers! In fact, many of our online eLearning flashcards are created by hard-working teachers. We know that working as a teacher can quickly burn you out. You’re constantly answering questions, reprimanding student’s bad behaviors, and dealing with difficult parents on top of the important stuff – educating your students. Finding the motivation to keep going is sometimes the hardest thing to accomplish. Here are some ideas to keep you motivated throughout the year as you work with different students.

Read an Education Book

Sometimes it’s good to get a fresh perspective on the education field. You may feel like you are constantly bashing your head into a wall repeating the same thing over and over again. Take some time and try to look at different practices or theories. While you may be frustrated that a student cannot understand something, they may feel the same way. Take some time to reevaluate what and how you’re teaching. There are always different ways to approach a situation that may help yourself and your students.

Take Time to Yourself

This is not always the easiest thing to do as a teacher. There always seems to be more work to do, more papers to grade, more questions to answer. Really taking the time to recharge and rest your brain and body is extremely important. Set aside a few minutes a night to read a book. On the weekends if you plan to do something don’t skip it because you are worried about school work. Taking the break can recharge your brain and help you come back to work refocused.

Observe Other Teachers

Seeing another teacher succeed in what they are doing can help inspire you in the classroom. When you are feeling stuck, look at what others are doing to try and shake up your lessons. Sometimes something so simple can dramatically change the way you are teaching or interpreting something. Other teachers can sometimes be the greatest resource you could have.

It’s hard staying motivated sometimes, and keeping your eye on the true reason you got into teaching in the first place – because it is a rewarding profession that has a profound impact. When you feel yourself start to forget that, try one of these ideas, or spend some time doing whatever makes you relax most, and you might be surprised to find that you feel revitalized much more quickly than you anticipated!