ip target image
You are currently browsing our site with content tailored to students in your country

Our cookies

We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience with personalized content, relevant ads and enhanced functionalities. By allowing all you agree to the use of cookies as per the cookie policy and remember you can manage your preferences anytime.
The basics
THE USA: Subject Guides

Teaching: Could you survive a classroom?

Would you make a good teacher? Or would you succeed in another role as a trainer or educator to one person or a group? Take our fun quiz (and share with your friends) to see whether you could survive in such an environment and role.

share image

Many don't realise that they would make excellent teachers until it's pointed out to them by those who know them well.

Teachers at all levels are valuable because they not only inspire future students, but every parent wants their child to have the very best education - not many parents would be happy to see their child's teacher replaced with a machine (as is the case with more and more professions and sectors in the 21st century). Plus, as a teacher, you are in demand anywhere in the world, which means career-security and versatility.

So, would YOU make a good teacher? Take our quiz below involving popular classroom scenarios and see whether you would make the correct choices....

 

1. Two students are talking amongst themselves when they should be listening to you. Do you...

A) Reprimand them once, sitting them separately or speaking to them after class, if they continue to talk?

B) Let them finish and hope that they finish their conversation soon?

C) Take away their weekend as a punishment?

 

 

2. One student is falling behind the rest of the class when it comes to understanding the course material. Do you...

A) Invite them to a private lunchtime or after-school session to talk through the material and go over what they don't understand more closely?

B) Focus all class time on them alone, ignoring all the other students?

C) Proceed as normal, hoping that they "get it" eventually?

 

 

3. You're teaching a module or area of the course which is notorious for being quite dense and unpopular amongst students. However, it is essential. Do you...

A) Cover the key points you're required to by the curriculum, but try and to bring the subject to life, applying it to real-life examples which students can relate to?

B) Simply recite from the given course materials and get it over with?

C) Hope it all goes away magically?

 

 

4. When it comes to speaking in front of a group, are you...

A) A natural who can inspire and keep a group's attention for a substantial period of time?

B) A nervous wreck who shies away whenever the spotlight is on you?

C) Monotonous and dull, often falling asleep at the sound of your own voice?

 

 

5. When it comes to doing the same or similar tasks over and over again, do you...

A) Relish coming up with new ways to approach these so they feel new again?

B) Do the same each time because it's simpler to be complacent do the minimum if it works?

C) Give up, because you detest doing the same activities again?

 

 

6. When you're placed above others in a given hierarchy, do you...

A) Maintain a level of control and authority, while still having their respect?

B) Try desperately to be their friend and peer?

C) Go beyond what is acceptable for your role and exploit your position?

 

7. When things don't go your way, you are...

A) Patient and calm?

B) Quickly infuriated?

C) Prone to panic attacks and meltdowns?

 

 

If you answered mainly A), you may indeed have some of the traits to become an inspiring and respected teacher. If you didn’t, don’t worry; you can still attain your dream to work in Education and Teaching. Look at where you are not as strong, and work on these qualities.

Plus, these skills can be carried over to other roles where you instruct or educate others, such as a promotions, sales or training field.

Good luck!

 

Browse Teacher Training/PGCE courses abroad

Browse all Education and Training courses abroad

Study in the USA

Free

'Study in the USA' eBook

Enjoy what you’ve read? We’ve condensed the above popular topics about studying in the USA into one handy digital book.

Get your eBook
COURSE MATCHER
Want to check which program suits you the best?
Find out with our new "Course Matcher" tool!
CHECK YOUR MATCH

Must read

article Img

Student insights: Studying medicine in the US

I first moved to the U.S. to study an English course and chose to move to Dallas in Texas because I had some relatives nearby. I had always intended to pursue a course in medicine and had done extensive research into healthcare programmes at various institutions. I settled on Texas Woman’s University both for its location and the flexibility of courses, especially the biology and chemistry modules I took in combination in order to make my degree application

2.4K
article Img

Best universities for psychology in the USA

So, you want to study psychology at university and you’re considering the USA for your studies. Great choice! Psychology enables graduates to enter a wide range of professions as understanding human behaviour is a valued skill across many sectors. The USA is home to many world-leading institutions with an excellent education system and promising employment prospects for international students. But which university is best for psychology? We’ve taken a look at

243
article Img

The best medical schools in the USA

Many international students hold aspirations of studying medicine. Becoming a doctor takes skill, dedication and determination. What also helps is selecting a good university medical school to pursue your studies. The USA is world-renowned for its medical schools, which include some of the best on the planet. With a quality higher-education system and globally recognised degrees, students are drawn to studying there. We chart the best and top-rated universities to

235

Help me choose a subject

Chat with Couru