Ministry of Education, Guyana

A teaching career is highly challenging, intellectually demanding and emotionally rewarding. There are a number of factors that can make working as a teacher quite draining, however, and even the most idealistic and energetic teachers often find their enthusiasm dampened by a variety of unpleasant factors involved in working as a teacher in both public and private schools.
Teaching can be a very rewarding career choice. You will have the opportunity to be in an educational environment, inspiring and motivating students to learn. But like every career, teaching can be difficult. Having specific skills and talents will help you succeed in the classroom. But don’t fret if you feel you lack these skills; they can always be learned. If you are passionate and care about making a difference, chances are that you can be a great teacher.
The best teachers have the ability to influence students and help them grow. Because academic skills are basic to the profession, teachers at public schools must usually meet state education requirements. Teachers also need people smarts, management skills and creativity.
The best teachers often share certain characteristics. While anyone with the right education can become a teacher, certain types of people have personalities more naturally suited to this type of work. A person who identifies those traits in himself should realize that becoming a teacher might be a very wise career move.
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