One of the hardest truths of life is knowing people we love will die, people we need die, people we don’t know die, and eventually, we will die ourselves. It’s a sad truth to realize. In Islam death is not as the termination of life, rather the continuation of life in another form. This life was created by Allah as a testing ground for the afterlife. And with death this test comes to an end. All pencils down. No more writing. It is our responsibility that before the test is over we have done all that is necessary to get an A. And just like a test, this is done independently, there is no cheating. So my brothers and sisters what are our plans for this day…? Because the angel responsible for taking our death/soul when it’s due, he’s not going to knock our door when it’s time but rather just take our souls at that very moment, Almighty Allah said in the glorious qur’an “Every soul will taste death, and you will only be given your [full] compensation on the Day of Resurrection. So he who is drawn away from the Fire and admitted to Paradise has attained [his desire]. And what is the life of this world except the enjoyment of delusion .(Surah Al-Imran Verse 185).” This will serves as a great reminder of our mortality and if used correctly can help redirect our attention and effort towards the actual things that matter. We often forget how limited our time on earth is and fall into distractions of this world.
With that I hope all of us will be taking account of our deed in the sense that “am i doing the right thing to succeed in this world and the next” before it’s too late.
If you want to succeed in your Tp Excercise without stress, just excercise patient and follow this simple tips and put them into practice.
Always put in mind that i will do what ever it takes for me to achieve my goals.
Take Pictures of Everything: Not just in your class but around the school. Get pictures of bulletin boards, how classrooms are set up, classroom libraries and special projects you see around the school. You’ll be happy to have these when it’s time to set your own classroom. More importantly master the faces of your students and know their names.
Be Early, Not on Time: Punctuality is extremely important as teacher. When you’re early, you’re on Arrive early to get organized and greet the students as they enter. Time; when you’re on time, you’re late. Show your mentor teacher your level of commitment to the job. As they say the earlier the better
Collaborate: It is very important to network with all teachers, staff members, and administrators remembered down the road when teaching positions become available within the school community. The teachers who go the extra mile to collaborate are the ones, so have a great opportunity as a TP student.
openness to instructions and Confidence: follow the instructions given to you accordingly and be dedicated about it, build that your Confidence comes from feelings of well-being, acceptance of your body and mind (your self-esteem) and belief in your own ability, skills and experience.
Ask questions: Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Write down questions you may have as they come up so you don’t forget to ask your mentor teacher. We want to help you! Don’t let your ego makes you not to ask for things you don’t know we are always learning, use it as a tool to grow professionally. The best teachers are always trying to learn and improve.
Be Dedicated: Always show a passion for what you do. Get involved with activities inside and outside of school whenever possible. Schools appreciate the efforts of someone who always is willing to go above and beyond.
Be Genuine: Show your students kindness and respect and you will get more out of them. Treat your class like a family.
BeSmile and Happy: A lot. At everyone. Others will react to you in a more positive way if you appear friendly and approachable. Smile at your students, other teachers, parents, office staff, and the principal.
Be Prepared: Always be prepared for the next day when you leave the night before. You never know what may happen or come up that keeps you from making copies or finalizing plans in the morning.
Respect Confidentiality: Don’t use student names in public conversations or in emails. When you need to discuss a student, seek out the person you need to talk with and have a private face to face conversation
Show Initiative: If you see something that needs to be done, do it! Don’t wait to be asked. Help students immediately, this shows you are ready and willing to be a teacher. Kids don’t always raise their hands. Look for children who need help.
Be Proactive: If you have an idea for a lesson and want to try something, let your mentor teacher know! We love when you want to try something new. We want to learn too!
Be Prepared to Make Mistakes: You’re learning and mistakes will happen. You can burst into tears or things for the next time, take it in stride but take note of what went wrong, why it went wrong, and how you might improve
Offer Choices and be Flexible: Understand that students have different learning styles and they all learn at different speeds. Get to know your students and how they learn. Meet them at their level to move them forward.
Be a Professional: Act like a professional. Never gossip about students or other teachers. You never know whose friend or relative you may be sitting by at the lounge table. What happens in the classroom, stays in the classroom!
Dress Like a Professional: Be the best dressed one there! Low cut tops and short skirts aren’t for teaching. A good rule of thumb is, if your undergarments risk even the slightest chance of making an appearance, change your clothes. Treat Fridays like any other day—just because the teachers wear jeans does not mean you have to
Build Relationships Through Collaboration: Remember you are part of a system. Get to know everyone in your school and build relationships with them. Work hard and be the person every teacher wants to recommend for the next open position in their building.
Become One With the Students: Some of the best teachers are the ones that you can’t find when you walk in their door. They are actively engaged with students, down at their level and they blend right into the “crowd.”
Take Notes and Reflect: Take notes on your lessons and write down what went right and what didn’t. Always think about what you would change and do differently next time. Also note what worked and went really well so you can build off that the next time.
Use the School Library: Build a relationship with your school’s media specialist. She can not only help you get the resources you need for a unit or lesson, she can often help you know the best resources to use.
Watch Your Students Interact Outside of the Classroom: Don’t just drop your students off at the door for gym or recess. Stay every now and then to watch how they interact with each other. You can learn a lot about your students by the way they play a game or react to a win or loss.
Befriend the Office Staff: Their opinions of you may have an impact on whether or not you are hired. We can also make your time during student teaching much easier to handle. Remember, however, we are the school secretaries, not your personal secretary.
Enjoy the Experience: Enjoy your students; they will make you smile every day. Enjoy your colleagues; they are wonderful role models. Enjoy the experience; it is something you’ll remember your entire teaching career.
Take Care of Yourself: Make sure that you are getting enough rest, eating well, and exercising. Wash your hands more often because you will be coming into contact with more people (and germs!) than you are used to. Once you have been teaching awhile, your immunities seem to build up. Before then, don’t let the stress of student teaching wear you down!
According to expert, Most of the problem TP Student encounter 👇👇👇 and they should avoid them.
1-Student-teachers feel nervous when they are being supervised by their lecturers/supervisors
2-Student-teachers do not use various method of teaching in their exercise
3-Student-teachers find it difficult to instill discipline in the classes
4- Student teacher have shallow knowledge of lesson note preparation
5-There is non-challenge of the student-teacher to give evaluation after teaching
6-Student-teachers do not make good use of instructional materials
All the above listed problem are been observed by expert in the field of Education and schools, Tp Student should try as much as they can to see they don’t encounter such
Your mindset is the mental attitude with which you approach something. It’s a collection of your thoughts, assumptions and beliefs.
The right mindset (what I call a success mindset) is what:
Convinces you to start before you feel ready, Motivates you to keep going (even though you know you might fail), Keeps you focused so that you don’t get distracted or procrastinate, and Empowers you to learn from and bounce back from setbacks (instead of giving up discouraged).
You will encounter so many challenges and failure in your life, the action you take determine whether you will be successful or not, but always remember “no matter how many times you fail, never call the ground home, working slow shouldn’t make your confidence slow for life is an endless struggle keep moving”, as long as you have hope with your maker foresure things Will be okay!