So, what does it take to be a teacher?

Being a professional teacher requires:

  • Training beyond initial qualification
  • Dedication through extra time and effort
  • Professional appearance and demeanour
  • Positive interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work collaboratively with other educators
  • Continuous professional development
  • Resources and flexibility.

“The way we are perceived by those around us influence whether we are considered part of a profession or just glorified babysitters.”

Empowering Beginning Educators for Classroom Success, 2003. p 17

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