It takes someone very special to be a teacher, it’s not an easy job shaping the minds of our future. Here’s a list of some of the most important traits that teachers have…
– Teachers are patient… Have you ever had to repeat yourself? And I mean really repeat yourself. As in repeat yourself over and over again. Do you know how it feels to say the same thing repeatedly?
– Teachers are intelligent… We basically have to know everything about everything and know it well enough to teach!
– Teachers are multi-taskers… Try having a conversation with 5 children about 5 different topics and still managing to respond to every single one of them at the same time.
– Teachers are educated professionals… Yes we have a college degree, and yes we do know what we are doing, and no your google search is not better than that.
– Teachers are nurses too… And we also have a highly specific set of skills that allows us to tell the difference between an ‘I just want to get out of class’ illness and an ‘I’m about to puke all over my desk’ illness.
– Teachers are role models… Teaching isn’t just something we do with a pointer and a whiteboard. We are teaching every single moment when we are around our children. We model kindness, manners, and appropriate social skills in order to equip our children with the skills they need for life.
– Teachers are resilient… We get sworn at, spat on, kicked, punched, screamed at and abused (not just by kids but by parents too). Yet we still plaster a smile on our faces and turn up to teach every single day.
– Teachers are brave… See point above. Plus we’ve got a job that is pretty important, you most certainly don’t want to stuff it up!
– Teachers are counsellors… Kids have problems, at lot of them! These problems may vary from not getting the colour pencil they wanted, to not having any food to eat; but a teacher’s job is to solve every problem, not matter how small and to make each child feel that they are loved and cared for.
Honeslty this list could go on forever. Teachers are pretty talented individuals, which is a good thing because we have one of the most important jobs in the world!