Inspiring Ideas to Help Teachers Plan for a New School Year
- May 18, 2021
- Posted by: The Teachers Academy
- Category: Educator Resources / News
Teaching is one of the most nuanced and varied careers out there. You combine exceptional people skills with logic, creativity, child development, motivational speaking, and more. Even though many think teaching professionals have superpowers, it takes constant hard work and innovation to do the job well.
Here are five ideas to help you keep coming up with those world-changing ideas to inspire future leaders!
1. Take a Course
One of the most effective ways to get inspired is through education. To deliver the best lessons to your students, taking the best courses makes sense. Most people aren’t idea fountains. Instead, they gather information from their studies and other sources, using what they learn to develop new ideas. Check out Inspiring Ideas for the 21st Century Classroom K-12 course for some awesome inspo.
2. Get Outside in Nature
As a teacher, you spend an enormous amount of time hunched over books indoors or supervising kids outside. It’s essential for your mental and physical health that you take time to yourself and get outside — and it’ll help you get creative! Science shows that being outdoors in the greenery is one of the best ways to maintain a healthy mindset and come up with new ideas.
3. Check Out YouTube
YouTube isn’t just for kids; there are some incredible resources on there to help you come up with ideas, learn more about teaching, or understand how to take care of yourself better to become the best teacher you can be. Take a look at SBSK, the Huberman Lab Podcast, and the Amoeba Sisters.
4. Develop a Podcast
Developing a podcast is an excellent idea if you’re looking for a new hobby. Not only do you get to spend time sharing your knowledge with the World Wide Web, but you also get to collaborate with pretty much anyone you want. Interviewing experts, fellow teachers, and students is a great way to get inspired.
5. Start a Blog
They say that writing ideas down is one of the best ways to develop them from a creative perspective. A blog serves an array of functions, such as giving you a platform to express yourself, share your expertise, and create a legacy for yourself online.
Earn Professional Development Hours
The Teacher’s Academy is an approved provider of professional development hours for teachers in Pennsylvania and beyond. You can find more information about PA common core standards and professional development units for teachers on our website.