They say the best way to learn is to teach and I completely, wholeheartedly agree with this. It’s a lifestyle, a passion that reeks rewards that can’t be quantified. Teaching builds relationships that last a lifetime, it keeps you connected to the subjects you love. Each time you deliver the lessons you have a renewed intense enthusiasm for the subject, which is further fuelled by the enthusiasm of the learners.
Teaching and learning changes lives, it empowers yourself and your learners, brings people together, and promotes equality and diversity.
There are certain characteristics that you will need to possess in a career in teaching. Being a good communicator in order to deliver captivating lessons and also be a team player are skills that you must learn if you do not already possess them. Organisation skills will help you to stay on top of your workload and lesson plans and a genuine desire to help others learn and develop to their full potential. You must be flexible and have self awareness as teaching is a constant process of reflection and improving.
There is never a dull day. Education is the key to success for professional and personal development and gives you a different perspective on life. It is not just "a job", it is a lifestyle and opens doors to a brighter future.