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Qualities of a good teacher

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Teaching is a career that provides challenges, excitement and personal reward. While you must have solid subject knowledge, at the heart of being a good teacher is great people skills.

Leading a classroom and working alongside teaching colleagues requires strong team skills and time management, while preparing lesson plans demands that you work independently.

Other essential teacher attributes include:

  • enthusiasm
  • patience
  • a good sense of humour
  • keeping your cool under pressure
  • ability to cope with change
  • creativity.

Good teachers know that by listening to and working with colleagues, parents, other professionals and community members, they can inspire students and improve their learning.

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That sounds like me!

If you’ve been reading these qualities and think you’ve got what it takes, that’s fantastic!
Learn the steps you can take to start your teaching journey.

Start your journey

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Last updated 15 July 2019