Would a career in teaching and education suit me?
Teachers, TAs and Support Stafff play a vital role in
educating the workforce of tomorrow and it’s highly rewarding to watch pupils
If you’re currently weighing up your options and aren’t sure
if a career in teaching is right for you, here’s how to know if you’re suited
to a career in the classroom.
What makes a successful teacher?
Teaching encompasses a wide range of skills, from being good
listeners and communicators to recognising the need for collaboration and
Patience is also key, as pupils will learn at different
rates and face different challenges, and it’s imperative that they can keep a
cool head under pressure.
Successful teachers forge great relationships with those
around them and they’ll be passionate about their subject – that infectious
enthusiasm always shines through!
Ultimately, we all remember teachers from our own school
days and the impact they had – especially if they helped us to succeed.
The best teachers act as an inspiration to those around them
and will always look to learn more by managing their own development and
staying up-to-date with breakthroughs in their subject matter.
Sparking discussion and healthy debate around topics in
order to engage a whole class of pupils sounds appealing, then an ECT role
could be just the start.
Plenty of opportunity for development
It’s important to note that enthusiasm on its own isn’t
enough to make a great teacher – it needs to be backed up with knowledge and
Fortunately, much of this can be developed through training
and the ECT induction period, when new teachers receive support to ensure they
can face any challenges they might come across in the classroom.
From learning different behaviour management methods to new
ways of marking and reporting, this continued development enables an ECT to
always strive for better.
A chance to make an impact and shape lives!
As an ECT, you have the power to shape young people’s
interests, and possibly even their careers, by being passionate about your
If you can drive a love of certain topics, you can encourage
pupils to excel in their exams and to take an interest in the subjects away
from the classroom too.
This may ultimately shape their choice of university, job
and way of life, meaning you have a vital role to play in enabling them to be
the best they can be.
If you’d like to have a positive impact on young people in
this way, then a career in teaching could be just the answer!
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