Remote teaching can be amazing, career building, character building… it can also be stressful, overwhelming and a lot of hard work. You might be at the start of your remote journey or mid way through and questioning how to make your experience remote the best it can be.
Firstly, you’ll need to consider what your personal values are and how you define success. Our free ‘Goodsetting and Mindset’ mini course is a great way to help you figure out what actually matters to you as a person and teacher. What matters and how one defines success may be a bit different for everyone. Setting yourself small personal goals aligned to these values will help you work towards things that matter for you… and help you feel successful in your role.
Secondly, think about what success might look like in the following areas of your life for the time you are remote- career, financially, wellbeing and professional development. Considering and planning how you want to be at the end of your remote contract in each of these areas will support you to leave feeling fulfilled. You will have set goals for the next stage in your career and taken steps while remote to achieve them (think taking on acting deputy roles when they arise), you will have set savings goals and achieved them, you will have wellbeing goals that have supported your mental and emotional health throughout your contract essentially meaning you are living your best life remote, and lastly you will have upskilled yourself and become more confident and competent in your job so your students will have achieved too.
Thirdly, think about how you will be able to measure your success. Will it just be the positive experience you have, the good memories you’ve made and leaving without regret? Will it be gaining the dream job after remote, have saved the set amount and have ticked off your professional development courses? Will you measure your success by the great outcomes your students have achieved? How will you know you have been successful?
It is important to consider what we want to leave remote with- memories, experiences, friendships, financially and professionally. Obviously, we are not encouraging people to go remote for money or career progression- but if you are going with good intentions, the right mindset and motivations it just makes sense to make smart plans around how you will best utilise your time remote as well.
These ideas and more are elaborated on in our inexpensive, mini course ‘4 Ingredient Recipe for Remote Teacher Success’. You will feel like you are in control of your future and know how to best utilise your time wisely to maximise your success.
Let us know below, what might success look like for you at the end of your remote teaching job?