Common Sense Teacher’s Training


I used this teacher training and thought I would pass it on. Even though it’s common sense, sometimes volunteers need to be reminded.

 Be Ready

  • One of the most important things that will happen in your class is what happens before you ever get there.
  • Prepare your lesson.
  • Prepare spiritually.

Start Out With a Good Impression

  • If you come to class 10 minutes late and unprepared, the class will take over during the free time.
  • Parents, especially new parents will feel uncomfortable leaving their children in a class with a teacher who is late.
  • Be ready to greet the children and their parents.

 Don’t Play the “Where Are You?” Game

  • Do not release children without their parents.
  • Do not release children to people you don’t know.
  • Do not release your class to another classroom teacher.
  • Do not release children to teenagers or other children.
  • Be with your children at all times.
  • If a child has to go to the restroom, have someone either take them or watch for them.
  • Don’t draw children out of other classrooms to help you. Then their teacher won’t know where they are.
  • If you must allow an older child to go to the restroom alone, use the buddy system.

 Can You Be Trusted?

  • Can you be trusted to model a lifestyle to the children that their parents would want them to imitate?
  • Can parents trust you to be loving and respectful to their children?
  • Will you safeguard children’s safety when they are in your care?
  • Can children trust you to be faithful to be there on time for them or to make arrangements when you can’t be there?

3 responses to “Common Sense Teacher’s Training

  1. “Don’t Play the “Where Are You?” Game”

    I love this line. Teachers ARE the 2nd parents. so let us hold that responsibility.

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