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:
- a good sense of humour
- keeping your cool under pressure
- ability to cope with change
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.