Being a teacher requires a lot of patience. While there are many good times, you will also face some setbacks every now and then. One of the major setbacks that will affect your patience is the ability to stay motivated to continuously have the zest to teach. Here are some ways you can keep yourself a motivated teacher.
One of the most important things to have as a motivated teacher is to have goals in their career. Having a goal means having a purpose to pursue the path they are taking. If a teacher teaches a class without an aim in mind, they might feel that there is no point giving a lesson in the first place.
Another thing you can do is to implement things they enjoy into their classes. A curriculum can still be met if a teacher knows how to creatively include materials they enjoy into class. Furthermore, you will be more confident and excited in the lesson if you are teaching something you like. For example, if you like a particular movie, you can compare elements of the movie with a class topic.
In the meantime, let your students take over the class every now and then. Different students will carry different sets of skills. Create projects that enable your students to display their skills to make lessons more interesting for them and you. Everyone would feel good being able to do things they enjoy and find creative ways to share the knowledge. You would also find class more fun to be part of.
Apart from that, you can attend workshops. It is nice to find that there are other people facing the same challenges that you face, and are gathered to overcome such challenges together. In the meantime, you do the learning instead of the teaching occasionally, and especially if the workshop is good, you might simply find the joy of giving your students a good lecture like you had during the workshop.
In conclusion, a teacher does not need to teach 24/7 to be a teacher. Give yourself a break every now and then, and you might just feel refreshed to be a teacher all over again.