Successful teachers are likely to be ENFJ personality types. ENFJ’s, or sometimes called ‘the mentor’, are forward-thinkers. They enjoy serving the community and can always see the potential in other people. They want to focus on the possibilities of growth for others, which is absolutely essential qualities for school teachers who must strive to help every student grow.
Accomplishment and mastery
In general, all teachers will feel a high sense of accomplishment and mastery when they help students to achieve the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in life. However, teaching really isn’t an easy job and teachers can face a lot of scrutiny throughout their career. Particularly, teachers may face scrutiny from parents who do not agree with the way the teacher works. This might take away some of the sense of accomplishment and mastery. On top of this, not all children are willing to learn and this may diminish a teachers sense of accomplishment and mastery.
Meaning and contribution
As mentioned previously, elementary school teachers are so important because they are some of the first teachers that a child with encounter. They have huge meaning to society because the shape a child’s educational process. Without the hard work and dedication of teachers, society would not be able to progress in a positive way. Teachers play a hugely meaningful role in inspiring each generation and preparing them from the big wide world.
In general, elementary school teachers work during school hours when students are present. However, elementary school teacher will have to meet with parents, students, and other teachers before and after school. Elementary school teachers will often spend time in the evenings and on weekends grading papers and preparing lessons.
Many elementary school teachers work the traditional 10-month school year and have a 2-month break during the summer. They also have a short midwinter break. Some teachers work during the summer. Which, can provide lots of time off to spend with family and friend.
Who will thrive?
Teaching requires a lot of patience. To thrive as a teacher, of any grade, you will need to have qualities such as:
- Adaptability, as teachers will be faced with constant changes and differing situations – this may be having different students each year or changing curriculum
- Mental strength, as students can be challenging and difficult
- The ability to remain calm in stressful situations, as teachers will have to keep their cool when dealing with disobedient students
- The desire to graft during school term time, as although school teachers have long summers off, they will work long days during term time and must be committed and prepared
- Finally, to thrive high as a teacher, you need the genuine passion for education and improving the lives of students. Without this, they may be ok teachers, but they will never thrive and be successful
Who will struggle?
Rather obviously, you will struggle as a teacher if you don’t like children. Similarly, if you have no real passion for education and shaping the future generation, then you are likely to struggle as a school teacher. A lack empathy and patience is also not beneficial to teachers, who will have to work with challenging and demanding children.