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