Hopefully someone is still reading this forum and can help me out. I'm an ADN RN working towards my BSN (will receive this fall) and my MSN in nursing education which I'll receive in 2012. I was recently hired as a LVN/LPN instructor- both classroom and clinicals. My back ground is OB, as you can tell by my name, so much of this will be 'new' to me since I haven't worked med/surg for 11 years. I have a few weeks before I start, and I'm trying to find out if there are any textbooks or programs specifically for LVN/LPN instructors, some guidelines for teaching, tips, etc that I can study up on prior to starting. Thanks in advance.
Hope i'm not responding too late.
1. having the desire to teach is crucial, because it will give you the zeal to continue putting your best forward.
2. know the subject you are teaching and prepare a lesson plan
3. be knowledgeable in the subject and research for updated material that might be relevant. Updated material is crucial for improvement in clinical practice.
4. be cultural sensitive by having some basic understanding on different cultures in the classroom
5. before starting, engage the students in the classroom by asking them questions on subject, and receiving feedback. This will give you an idea on the depth of their knowledge and how to structure the lesson plan
6. observe those who need extra help, and offer support
7. let the students know the time, and dates you are a available in your office to address concerns.
8. let the students know on the first day of class what you expect of them as students, and the importance of complying with the rules and regulations of the institution
Last edit by favflu on Nov 2, '11
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