Important To Be Educated
By Rational Boy
2nd February, 2022
There is no education without educators. If children do not have parents or guardians who can teach them about things like maths, literacy and history, and they don’t go to school, they will not receive an education. As an adult, it may seem easier to learn things without an educator, as we have access to a huge amount of information on the internet.
However, most reliable websites will reference highly educated people or resources built by educators. In addition to this, we are only able to successfully self-teach as adults because educators taught us how to learn effectively and independently when we were children.
It’s also worth noting that not everyone has easy access to the internet, so in-person teachers play an even more crucial role in the education of children living without an internet connection. You can learn more about the power of teachers in our Transforming Education in Challenging Environments course by UCL & The Lebanese American University.
What are the benefits of being a teacher?
There is no single kind of person who can succeed at being a teacher. One of the amazing things about education is that teachers all have different styles, approaches, personalities and backgrounds, and they all have valuable lessons and experiences that they can offer students.
However, there are essential skills that teachers need in order to communicate with their students and connect. We delve into this a bit more in our blog post on the education industry, but it’s important to have strong communication skills, creative problem-solving skills, emotional intelligence and adaptability. Your personal approach and experience is layered on top of these skills.
If you’re interested in becoming a teacher, we have some great resources for you. To learn about the different kinds of teaching roles you can take a look at our What kind of teacher should I be? blog post. If you’re serious about this career choice, our How to Succeed as a Newly Qualified Teacher and Preparing for Teaching courses by Manchester Metropolitan University will help to prepare you for success.