If you are considering a career as a teacher, there are some strengths and characteristics that will help you in this very rewarding career. Tradewind Education shares some of these, read on to find out more.
A degree will qualify you to be a teacher. If you are hoping to teach at a secondary level you will need a passion and enthusiasm for your subject that can be imparted to your students. If you are looking to teach primary school it will be important to cover a broader range of subjects. If you are looking for a job in England, you will need to pass skills tests before applying for a teacher’s position.
Great communication skills
Communication skills are essential to imparting information correctly, but it‘s not just important for your students as you will need to build good relations with your colleagues and the parents of your students as well. Communication skills must go beyond the verbal sort as well. There will be written reports and other important letters that will describe your students’ progress.
Great organization skills
Administrative work is another important part of being a good teacher. This will include planning lessons, tracking student development among many other details superfluous to mention here. Simply put, you must remain in control of a considerable demanding workload.
Without a genuine desire to help other people and bring the light of education to their lives, you will soon lack the desire and motivation for this important work.
Resilience, energy, stamina and willingness
Teaching is a considerable responsibility and especially demanding on the mind and emotions. You will not only have to manage challenging personality types but the tediousness of marking paperwork. All the time you will need a sincere care and personal responsibility in helping your students through their studies. Of course, you can expect plenty of help and support in this as well. If you have the grit for the task, you will certainly find that teaching is one of the most fulfilling professions you will find and you will have a greatly positive impact on the lives of your children and the community as a whole.
There will be times when creativity will be in order and you will be required to come to grips with new developments. The teaching profession is subject to a wide variety of changes that can come from the faculty where you work or regular adjustments in the National Curriculum. It will be essential to be able to adjust to these changes and maintain a focus on your ongoing personal development.
It will be important to have the self-awareness to identify which methods are working well and make adjustments to those that have not been panning out. This will keep you on the path of constant improvement.