As teachers we are pragmatic and understand the realism of the world we live in. This is why we teach to impart knowledge and make others smarter. Because we are teachers doesn’t mean we are naïve, yet we can be willing to explore. Here are some things you should remember when dating us.
1. We are great conversationalists
Every day we repeat the cause of action to connect with and inform students of all kinds of backgrounds, work ethics and intellectual levels. Yes we are great at discussing and communicating.
2. We work beyond the office place
We won’t keep our work at work. We do more than teach, so don’t be amazed if we are bringing in our work home. You could find us planning lessons or correcting papers during weekends and answering emails from our students every now and then. We are not bored with doing our job, we just see it more as a call of duty.
3. We are great at adapting
Our job comes with a lot of challenges, so we are great at adapting. We are ready to embrace new methods of teaching, new curriculum or welcome new students to our classes. We are always excited about change, it doesn’t faze us, it just makes us smarter.
4. We are patient
Yes, we have to be patient to tolerate different sorts of persons we teach. Patience is a skill the job has taught us, and this can be one of our greatest strength if we are in a relationship with you.
5. We don’t like you telling us our job is easy
Because our job is not easy. We have to be smart and show perseverance in many cases. We demand the summers off and all holidays. But even during such times, we tend to use them for professional development and recharging our mental energy.
6. We are great with kids
We don’t see kids as vulnerable or weak. Rather, we see them as the future. And this makes us more responsible in performing our duties to them. The truth is that being with kids and students is one of the thrills of the profession. It makes us alive and always young.
7. We have to be creative at work
It feels terrible not to be listened to or termed as “boring.” So, we have to make teaching and impacting knowledge to be fun. We have to discover creative solutions to problems and channel this to those we are teaching.
8. We don’t tolerate bullying
We tend to stand up for the weak and the underdog. We feel we represent them and have a commitment to shape and equip those who are maligned in the society. If there is intolerance and weakness around us we will do our best to stand up for those around us who needs assistance.
9. We are someone’s hero
You may feel that our job doesn’t amount to much, yet we must have touched someone’s life in a way you cannot imagine. While we do not expect all our students to like us, there are those we have impacted with knowledge that will always regard us as heroes.
10. We are effective communicators
We don’t care how long it takes, we will adopt variety of ways to explain a point and make sure it is clearly understood by the person we are communicating to. We appreciate communication and know how relevant it can be to a successful relationship.
11. We want people to be at ease when they are with us
Although we meet anxious students and persons now and then, we want to put people at ease. Perhaps this is why we are great at charming parents and anyone who comes to us for assistance. We understand what responsibility to the world around us and we tend offer ourselves in the best way possible.
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