At Éirim, as well as offering psychological testing and assessments, we also offer training courses for teachers and educational professionals who are looking at upskilling and progressing their careers in the classroom.
Here are 5 reasons why enrolling in a training course would be beneficial for you, your students, and your career.
By taking courses that not all teachers are taking, you will stand out amongst the crowd due to having an additional qualification, and therefore be able to do work and administer tests that other staff members may not be qualified to do. Gaining new insight into the ways you can educate and assess your students can also provide you with a much needed fresh perspective on your job.
It’s important to recognise that nobody can know everything, and by admitting that you still have plenty more to learn, you are admitting that you are human and are opening yourself up to a whole new world of opportunities to explore. Remembering what it feels like to not have all the answers can provide you with more empathy and understanding for your students.
Plain and simple, it’s enjoyable to learn new things and work at mastering a new skill set. Also, by learning new things yourself, you can inspire and motivate your students to follow suit and enjoy their learning experiences as much as you do.
Attending educational training courses is a great way to provide yourself with new tips and tricks to overcome problems and concerns so you can be more resilience at work. For example, we hear from teachers a lot that when they take one of our courses in administering tests and assessments to their students, just the act of going through the course directly helped them overcome difficulties with certain students far more efficiently than if they’d done nothing.
After working in the same job for years, things may begin to feel stagnant, monotonous and tedious – even if you really love what you do. Setting your mind on completing a new training course and implementing what you’ve learnt into your future classroom activities and assessments can provide a major sense of achievement and satisfaction while also making your work more interesting.
So what do you think? Is there a course you think you’d enjoy and could really benefit you? Have a look at our upcoming training courses here as a starting point to get your creative brain going!