Sunday, 7 August 2011

How do I get motivation to teach to difficult students?

One of the main problems we have as teachers, is when we teach to difficult students.

My experience has told me, that it is not a problem of the students. There are good and bad days. Some people say it is going to rain that is why students are hyper, I don't know.

But one thing is true, the perfect day doesn't exist.

If you are a teacher, can you imagine how amazing you are Yes, you teacher. You are really so great. because even you have one of the hardest jobs in the world, you get up everyday with energy, addressing to the school to teach.

You, teacher, are really great. You must be proud of yourself.

Most of the times, we receive critics from different people, we feel dissapointed and we just want to give up. But for some reason, we find the inner motivation to continue, because we know that what we are doing is one of the noblest and most honorable careers, and we know that what we are doing is not for us, it is for our students who will receive the benefit of our work.

I think there is just one way to get motivation to do our job. And the motivation is there, in the eyes of our students that are waiting to see what we are going to give to them in exchange of nothing. Because our work is based on the love.

Be positive, because everyday is different. Today was a bad day, but tomorrow, maybe it is a great day. Always go to every classroom being positive and do the best you can do for your students.

I want to share with you part of a series I watched long time ago. It is a japanese series called Gokusen. Maybe after watching a bit, you will undesrtand how do I get motivation to teach everyday.


  1. Yes, staying motivated as a teacher is extremely hard. Most of the times you will have few not well focused students but the important part is to influence the others who really listen and want to learn. Then, the rebellious mind will follow the group in the end.

    I would be glad to see you as a follower and stopping by for a visit and maybe share some writing ideas.

  2. Thanks for your comment, yes, it is hard to get motivation sometimes.
    I hope you could see the video of the series "gokusen", it is really funny, but you will see how this teacher, even against all the students, she will get everbody's heart.

    Sure, I will check your blog

  3. Now, I was able to see the video which was very funny and well produced. I agree you need to be a powerful "soldier" nowadays to be able to handle a classroom:))

  4. That is right, a teacher should always be motivated. Being a teacher is not easy, that is why it is considered as the most noble profession because doctors, engineers, lawyers, architects, nurses and others, teachers made them all.

  5. Thanks for your comment. Yes, it is not easy at all, and most of the time it is critized so much. But at the end, as teachers, we know that the only one important is the student, and as long as we know we are doing something good for them, then all is worth.


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