You can have the funniest and most innovative lesson on algebra, but if your student has just been told his parents are getting a divorce, you will not reach him.
It’s difficult to teach in an environment where you don’t know the future of your classroom budget, the involvement of your student’s parents, or the outcome of all your hard work. How comfortable are you with not having all the answers?
With the advance of technology, there are fresh new resources and tools that can add great functionality to your classroom and curriculum. There is no doubt that the students you are teaching (far younger than you) probably already use technologies you haven’t tapped into yet.
#14 A Successful Teacher welcomes change in the classroom
#13 A Successful Teacher adapts to student needs
#12 A Successful Teacher enjoys his/her work
#11 A Successful Teacher is reflective
#10 A Successful Teacher is consistent