Want to know the 15 rules of great teaching?

Do you know the 15 rules of great teaching? Thanks to an infographic I found on Twitter, you'll find out soon. I watch social media closely and it's my job to share some of the hot topics on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other outlets that teachers, principals, students, and parents are contributing.

Alex Corbitt recently posted an infographic on his Twitter account. This graphic was created by Sylvia Duckworth based on the ideas by Teach Thought and is called “15 Rules of Great Teaching.” It functions as a  summary of today's standard teaching procedures, including many timeless ideas. You can see this infographic below.

15 rules of great teaching

These rules will apply to your classroom regardless of subject, grade, or difficulty level. All 15 of the teaching rules focus on universal concepts that not only apply to your classroom, but could also assist you in other aspects of your life as well. Things like “there is no one way” and “you don't have to start planning with a standard” are useful pieces of advice for anyone working on anything, not just in teaching.

What rule would you add? Is there a rule you struggle with? What do you do in order to make sure you're accomplishing one of the rules above?

Tori Pakizer is the Social Media Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms, and specializes in how teachers use Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media. You can follow Tori and SimpleK12 on Twitter @SimpleK12. If you have ideas for using social media in schools, please send your information or tip to editor@simplek12.com.