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The skills you'll need for teacher jobs

Are you thinking about teacher jobs as a possible career path? Here we highlight some of the skills and attributes that you'll need to succeed in the world of teaching.

Passion - The best teachers are passionate about their subject area and passionate about teaching. Kids can sense genuine enthusiasm, and there's no better way to inspire a child to achieve their full potential than to ignite the flame of curiosity.

Dedication - There's no doubt about it, teaching is a challenge. You'll need to be dedicated in order to cope with the ups and downs, the highs and lows, the successes and the failures.

Resilience- Sometimes, teachers need to be thick-skinned. Could you cope with disruptive students, low exam grades and criticism from superiors? Resilient teachers treat all experiences - positive or negative - as a learning opportunity.

Flexibility - It's likely that you'll have a range of different learning styles in your classroom. A good teacher will adapt their lessons to suit individual learners. Creativity is a related, and equally important, skill. Teaching techniques are constantly being researched and reviewed - you'll need to stay on top of the changes and adapt your methods accordingly.

Knowledgeable - Not only do you need to be an expert in your subject area, but you need to be aware of the best teaching practices, learning styles and lesson planning techniques. The best teachers will stay up to date with the latest teaching methods and with the latest developments in their areas of expertise.

Good luck with your job search!

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