Experience is an extremely valuable tool for any profession, and it takes patience to develop. A new teacher cannot expect to know everything before he or she walks into a classroom, but that new teacher cannot use lack of experience as an excuse either. Every teacher has some sort of experience working with students, whether it is 20 years of teaching in public schools or five months of student teaching under a mentor. Based on their experiences, teachers have the ability to recognize situations and adapt their teaching methods accordingly.
New teachers will have more gaps to fill than experienced educators, because there will be a lot more situations that they haven’t exactly been exposed to. However, novice teachers will be able to start filling those gaps by relating them to similar experiences that they’ve had, by following guidelines set by the school, and by seeking out the advice of their experienced colleagues. Experience will improve teaching style as time moves by; the quality of creativity works in a different way.
Creativity preserves the freshness and excitement of teaching. Creativity will make lessons better for helping students learn. A lesson that has worked for years with hundreds of students my need consistent splashes of creativity to keep it healthy and effective. Creativity involves the use of technology in lessons; it thrives on a teacher’s ability to constantly seek out new and student oriented mediums that will help instill the objectives of a lesson in a class.
Teachers that work hard to be creative are likely to be appreciated by their students, and students will respond to their teacher’s creative style by developing and forming creative projects of their own. Creativity promotes thinking beyond the classroom, and students who apply something that they have learned from a teacher in a positive way in their lives have taken the learning objectives to a higher level. Creativity will be tested by time, but a teacher who is patient in seeking out diverse methods of teaching a