I’ve been a professor for 7 years, and I started in many ways, having some life experience before teaching is beneficial. Yet some exceptional instructors enter the profession directly from the university. Taking my class for me was an inspiration behind become a teacher.
Who motivated me to pursue a career as a teacher?
Although I didn’t know that at the time, two people pushed me to pursue a career as a teacher. First was my high school English instructor, who was a new teacher but then was fantastic.
“You need to improve your handwriting,” I was advised every time I struggled with writing. Miss Greig didn’t seem to mind; she was far more intrigued by whatever I wrote than how it looked. She pushed me to just be the best version of myself. I looked forward to her classes since I enjoyed them. She was friendly and engaging.
One of my lecturers is up next. I was pursuing a degree in life science 31. I don’t believe I ever had a one-on-one conversation with this professor, but his 3-hour lectures flew by; it was like seeing an awesome movie; he was enthusiastic and active, and he had a sense of humor that pervaded even the most specialized subject he addressed (e.g. Marine Ecophysiology). I was always left wanting more.
Between the two professors mentioned above, I realized understanding being kind, compassionate, empathic, passionate, and hilarious were excellent attributes to have in a teacher
Children are exposed to an enormous variety of life situations, and for some (more than we typically realize or like to believe), family life is not a happy place. For them, the school might be a haven where they can forget about their problems at home. More than any beautiful new equipment, clothes, or money, having those who are friendly, caring, and have opted to do it for you means having somebody kind, caring, and has decided to do this for them.
There is no more inspirational trait than passion, and people that follow or admire all possess it in abundance. It doesn’t matter where their enthusiasm comes from; what matters is that they have it. Consider someone you admire; what kind of passion do they exhibit? Dig a little further and you’ll discover that it’s their passion that makes you admire them.
So, why is a sense of humor a desirable trait in a teacher? Have you ever been in a situation when you didn’t want to laugh? No. All of these characteristics have one goal in mind: to increase engagement to take my class for me.
What Characteristics Characterize a Teacher?
I’m not going to make it very clear and discuss a lack of teacher subject knowledge or classroom management; these are also lessons to learn. I’m considering the basic personality characteristics that a decent leader should not possess.
Putting one’s career ahead of a student’s welfare and education is, in my opinion, unacceptable. Yes, it’s a desirable trait, but never at the sacrifice of excellent instruction. Yes, it demonstrates desire, but I’ve encountered far too many teachers who are more concerned with their own professional development than with the teaching of their students. Guess what? Whether you find yourself needing or saying things like “I got through school using. You’re most likely not in the correct mindset to be a successful instructor.
How Do I Has Become Motivating Educator?
First and important, you must examine yourself carefully. Teaching is challenging and stressful, and it also brings a great lot of pleasure. The compensation isn’t fantastic, the hours are demanding, and the things you’re asked to do outside of your typical responsibilities are constantly increasing. There is almost no fulfilling or important job. Inspiring instructors don’t do it for the money; they do it because they like to help shape the great minds of tomorrow and to be there for all those who really need it.
The road to becoming an inspirational teacher begins with your motivation for wanting to take my class for me so in the first situation. Take care of them as you would your future children (or yourself when you were a child).
Bill Gates went to View Mountain Elementary School in Seattle. Blanche Caffiere was responsible for everything. She was the archivist and a source of inspiration for him. He was permitted to blossom into a leader who will transform the future forever because of her understanding and advice. Mrs. Caffiere was the stylish and entertaining school librarian at Seattle’s View Ridge Elementary when I first met her, and I was a shy fourth-grader grader. I was urgently trying to avoid being noticed but I had some major flaws, such as terrible handwriting… and I was attempting to conceal the fact that I enjoyed reading—something fashionable among females but not among boys… Mrs. Caffiere took mine under her arms and helped me accept myself as a dirty, nerdy boy who loved to read.
Maya Roosevelt was a social rights activist, author, and poet, as we all know. Her early years were marred by horrific physical and sexual abuse perpetrated by a close relative who was supposed to protect her. She grew deafeningly deaf. It was when she met Bertha Flowers, a teacher. Mrs. Flowers was just a family friend who exposed Angelou to literature such as Dickens, Shakespeare, and Poe, as well as painters and performers. Mrs. Flowers’ influence and assistance were important in Angelou reclaiming her voice. Years after her passing in 2014, her voice is still echoed in schools around the world, and it will continue to do that for countless years to come.
What made you want to become a teacher in the first place?
Every great person has had one or so more great teachers who inspired them, as has been proven time and time again. A teacher’s touch has affected scientists, authors, leaders, and the list goes on. A teacher is always a teacher, even if it isn’t always there in the traditional sense.
I chose to become a teacher because I wished to do anything meaningful with my life to take my class for me. I enjoy working with children because no day will be the same, children never fail to make me laugh, and they are far more interesting than the industrial robots I’ve encountered in past jobs. There are a few (in case they happened to read this!) examples. since it is those who have influenced me.