New Teachers’ Light Bulb Moments

Although the author of this article is a professor in college, his words apply to all of us new teachers. Besides, everybody knows that we teachers also love acronyms. Remember:

Perry’s L.I.G.H.T. B.U.L.B. Moments for New Teachers

L. isten to all learners
I. nspire them with real world discussions
G. ive hope to everyone
H. eap compliments on students for quality work
T. each to your strengths

B. e available at all times, whether in person or electronically
U. nderstand that students lack your life experience or knowledge
L. earn from your learners
B. e willing to walk in your students’ shoes

Source: “L.I.G.H.T. B.U.L.B. Moments for New Teachers” by Perry Binder. http://teachers.net/gazette/wordpress/perrybinder/l-i-g-h-t-b-u-l-b-moments-for-new-teachers/

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