With countless teaching positions available that vary across Early years to Secondary to Further Education, pursuing teaching offers you the opportunity to make a difference. It is an extremely rewarding path, with no two days being the same.
April 07, 2021
With countless teaching positions available that vary across Early years to Secondary to Further Education, pursuing teaching offers you the opportunity to make a difference. It is an extremely rewarding path, with no two days being the same. Here are 5 key skills that you’ll need to pursue a role in the education sector.
There will be a variety of students that you’ll come across throughout your teaching career, representing different backgrounds, learning styles and academic abilities. As a teacher you’ll need to be patient with each student to make sure they understand and are fully supported.
Communication skills play a huge part in being a successful teacher. You’ll need the ability to communicate in a variety of ways which could be verbal, written or even how your body language is coming across. Having good communication skills will then drive the success of your lessons, feedback, reports and how students and parents understand them.
There is a lot of work that goes into a teaching role, and this often requires juggling several tasks as well as work during your evenings or weekends. Having time management and organisational skills will help you find and maintain a work-life-balance that you are happy with.
Students are very easy to disengage if a lesson isn’t something that sparks their interest. This is where your creativity will come in. Having the ability to create fun and interesting lessons will keep your students engaged and perhaps make the lesson much more memorable. Remember, there’s not one set way that works for all students.
Last, but my no means least, confidence. Teaching is not for the faint hearted, you’ll need confidence to stand in front of a classroom to talk to students, answer questions and assert yourself within the classroom.