Teacher-applicants flock in my office to submit their letter of application. I ask some of them why did they want to be teacher. Well, they simply answer me for they love teaching. Or their parents, brothers and sisters are teachers. Teachers are receiving higher pay, that's why, some of them change their college course to education. These are some of the varied reasons why people preferred teaching.
Teachers produce all professionals. And teaching is the noblest profession of all.
If you're planning also to embark into teaching profession consider the following situations which I stumbled upon Beth Lewis' "8 Signs You Should Become a Teacher" :
If you're compassionate, you've the trait of being patient, understanding and kind. You're putting yourself on the shoes of others. When someone is struggling, you cover up their frustration and refrain from making disdainful comments that only worsen the situation.
If you're passionate to the children, learning, their chosen subject matter, the art of teaching, and life in general, you're actively cultivating ways to reignite love for the job and the world of Education. You're there in the classroom for them, with a high energy enthusiasm that makes learning anything more exciting.
If you're persistent by absolutely not giving up your teaching task, you know that their diligence and commitment to getting the job done well are the engines that fuel the whole classroom operation.
If you're not easily discouraged of facing challenges along the way and expect to encounter roadblocks and obstacles, you're strong enough to remain single-minded in the focus on both short- and long-term objectives. Therefore, you're relentlessly committed to excellence which is contagious on campus and adds an intangible value to the students' experience.
If you use informative assessments, utilization of the latest pedagogical techniques, attention to detail, and sheer willpower, you're the best to help your students meet or exceed expectations. This is important to be results-oriented and always on the lookout for the latest instructional innovation.
If you tap your inner curiosity about what makes individuals tick and chart innovative courses to meet a variety of unique needs, you're an effective teachers who could make a difference in your students' lives by thinking outside the box and being fearless in employing techniques that have never been tried before. Further, you enjoy the unknowns and enigmas that crop up each school year because they get to apply your creative problem-solving skills in fresh ways on an ongoing basis.
It has been said that the concept of self-fulfilling prophecy plays a huge role in teaching because teacher expectations often determine student outcomes. In other words, good teachers know that their students will only succeed to the extent that they are encouraged and believed in. By approaching each student with only the highest of expectations, these educators visualize student success long before it actually occurs. This is one of the most magical aspects of being a teacher.
You're flexible if you approach each day with an open mind and a sense of humor. They aren't easily discouraged by bumps in the road or hiccups in the schedule, whether these issues be big or small. With a multitude of factors impacting every minute of the day, strong educators must be willing to bend when necessary, with a smile.
In a nutshell, therefore, you must answer the following practical motive question affirmatively:
1. Are you compassionate?
2. Are you passionate?
3. Are you persistent?
4. Are you up for challenges?
5. Are you results-oriented?
6. Are you creative and curious?
7. Are you optimistic?
8. Are you flexible?
What do you think? Are they effective factors for a would-be teachers? Anyway, good luck would-be teachers!