The 15 Rules of Teaching Infographic

Published On: March 4th, 2016·By ·

Learn the 15 Rules of Teaching

Ever wondered what the 15 rules of teaching are? Well, thanks to social media, I found them. 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.

How do you become a great teacher? You learn the 15 rules of great teaching, of course! Thanks to Vicki Davis, you can. She recently tweeted a wonderful infographic from the amazing Sylvia Duckworth on the “15 Rules of Great Teaching.”

Here are the 15 rules.

1. Start small.
2. There is no one way.
3. Trust the people around you.
4. In learning, curiosity is everything.
5. Experiment, experiment, experiment.
6. You don't have to start planning with a standard.
7. Teaching is always changing.
8. Be concise.
9. Know your pedagogy.
10. Help students ask great questions.
11. Be interesting.
12. It's not about you.
13. Love your content.
14. Be your students' biggest cheerleader.
15. Learning should disrupt.

15 Rules of Teaching

Do you follow all of these rules? What rules would you add? Do you disagree with any of these rules?

Tori Pakizer is the Social Media Editor at 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

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