Right Wing Prof advises new teachers on how to earn your students’ respect and other issues.
Students are smarter than you think. If one of your students asks a question and you don’t know the answer, don’t try to weasel your way out of the question, and worse, don’t give him a fake answer. Say you don’t know, you’ll look it up, and get back to him â€” and then do it as soon as possible and give him the answer. And do it in front of the class.
You have to earn your students’ respect, and there’s no reason students should respect you if you are dishonest, nor do you have any right to expect your students to be honest if you try to con them.
At Today’s Homework, Grayce also has advice for a newbie teacher.