Are You Good Enough to Be a Teacher?

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Did you know that 44% of teachers end up leaving their educational position within their first five years on the job? Many educators aren’t surprised by these statistics, since they believe that excelling in teaching requires a certain set of skills that not everyone has. One of these skills is the ability to listen, since this is key in understanding the needs of each student. Another essential skill held by successful educators is to be able to withstand scrutiny, especially with social media so prevalent now.

Key Takeaways:

  • Being a teacher requires inordinate amounts of patience to deal not only with a student body but also the administration and community.
  • Being a teacher requires one actually knows what they are teaching and having a solid knowledge base is critical
  • A teacher must be empathetic and have good listening skills to relate to their students. A good teacher will have a personality that engages students effectively.

“Regardless of what certain people in the public may think, it takes a certain person to become an educator.”

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