How does empowering a teacher help a student?
A teacher’s meaning has extended beyond just an instructor of lessons, to an awakener of an entire generation. When a lot of values get added to the existing curriculum, this meaning just expands and expands, as it’s the time we understand that learning is not just an intellectual activity but a way of living to grow as a complete individual.
Such sanctified practices which are aimed at student development essentially requires another equally significant factor, teacher empowerment.
This is similar to that of the business technique: when an employee in an organisation is motivated enough through satisfied requirements, s/he can secure job satisfaction, leading to efficient contribution of work, finally leading to achieving the organisational goal as a whole. Similarly, when a teacher feels motivated and empowered, they reciprocate the same vibe/energy to the learners, hence creating the best students and learning systems.
The factors for the empowerment of teachers lie from various prospects. With initiatives from every side, a fully empowered task force towards redefining the education system is all set to launch.
Empowering teachers through employing educational institutions:
* As already specified above, when teachers as employees are satisfied and motivated, it brings out their best version of service provided to the institution. Hence the foundational empowerment starts from regular and fair remuneration, safety, social and security benefits and all the necessary physical infrastructure.
* Creating a learning culture involving leadership, working in teams etc. imparts a sense of responsibility in a teacher. For example, clubs for various interests in a school are organized- literary, cultural activities, service clubs etc, various competitions are organized and teachers are provided with the opportunity to effectively guide students and supervising their performances.
* As a part of the empowerment of the teacher being an employee, the administration must be open for participatory management. They should be asked to provide their suggestions, feedback and useful data for any management decisions. By doing so, consent is also received for implementation. This course of activities helps the teachers to feel more dedicated and associated with the organisation working for.
With the above initiatives and their positive outcomes, the teacher would replicate the same environment to students, thereby expanding the horizons of their minds, as they grow.
Empowering teachers by students:
* The learners do have a key role to play in keeping their teachers motivated. Every understanding starts with a question. It is the sign of the beginning of understanding. So the minimum yet powerful initiative a student can make is to take interest and barge into the lesson and ask as many doubts to the teacher to understand concepts. This makes the teacher so interested that s/he takes an extra step to explain concepts to the learner. This is a win-win situation, as both teacher and the student is empowered in one go.
* Get to know about them more. Not just as a teacher, but like a friend. As we learn a lot from experiences than from books, it always feels good to learn lessons practically through real-life examples and the personal experiences of the teacher. They might also be relatable to the students and helps to develop the mentor-mentee bond.
* Providing feedback to them, and expressing how their teaching methods felt also works. It helps them to improvise and the learning process for both the teacher and the student gets better every day.
Self-empowerment of a teacher:
* Empowerment starts from the moment when a teacher realizes the crux purpose of their job – empowering young minds. Every teacher is a student who keeps learning throughout their lives in the view of perfecting their craft.
* Mobilising any kind of resource available into something learnable for students. From explaining convex and concave mirrors with a spoon to having unique talent search activities in a class – it helps the teacher to identify every student’s unique potential, discover talents outside academics and make themselves prepared to cater for their specific needs.
* Identify lessons and projects that can be done by students themselves, assign creative tasks and help students discover themselves, which is fundamental to the learning process. MySkool is well aware of the fact that learning is not an activity involving one-sided communication. Our teachers aren’t just the best in class and technically qualified, but are friendly and enthusiastic about the students with them. As a MySkool student, one can be able to get their micro doubts covered with our expert team of instructors, identify their flaws in learning, correct them through MySkool’s speciality self-assessment tests and flourish not just academically but overall in life beyond learning.