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25 Signs You Were Born to Be a Teacher

Offbeat  (tags: Teacher, teaching, interests, lifestyle )

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For some, teaching is a matter of destiny. From their interests and lifestyle, it's hard to believe they could be anything but teachers. Are you one of these people? Read on to see if you exhibit some of the traits of being a teacher.


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Dalia H (1280)
Tuesday January 25, 2011, 10:16 pm
Love this Article my Beloved Ana:)
Noted and Thank You sooooo much for posting and sharing with Us.
GOD Bless You!
Much Love and Light,

Dalia H (1280)
Tuesday January 25, 2011, 10:16 pm
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I'm sending you my Love instead!

Kaori Anzai (1)
Tuesday January 25, 2011, 10:36 pm
I don't see any sign. I don't deserve to become a teacher, although it's my dream but its not meant for me at all.

Carol H (229)
Wednesday January 26, 2011, 4:00 am
noted, thanks

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Wednesday January 26, 2011, 4:18 am
I'm a teacher and believe that is what I'm here to be! I enjoy my work! I love the happy faces of the children....
Noted with thanks.

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Wednesday January 26, 2011, 4:43 am

I didn't show any of the the tendencies, although I enjoy children and teaching (not professionally), but I'm passing this on to one of my favorite people, who is an exemplary example.

Thanks, Anna.

Rebecca G (7)
Wednesday January 26, 2011, 4:52 am
Thanks Anna - too bad there are BAD APPLES in this group of Professionals - and with this Country falling behind so many others on the Planet - in this EXTREMELY CRITICAL FIELD - maybe these 25 POINTS can be used to WEED OUT the BAD ONES.....

Arild Warud (174)
Wednesday January 26, 2011, 5:02 am
Thanks Anna.

Jeannette A (137)
Wednesday January 26, 2011, 9:45 am
Actually, I think that we should all strive to be great students... because the strangest people can sometimes be our best teachers.

Carole K (195)
Wednesday January 26, 2011, 11:28 am
Last night in his State of the Union address our President called for more young people to become teachers ;bc they are sorely needed in USA. In the early 1970's, I followed a similar call; & have never regretted it. But, I believe these young people need to know at the "get go" that teaching is a very austere, demanding, rigorous, challenging & ever changing profession w/ little monetary reward. You need to be comfortable with living at/near poverty level or have other outside income; and don't rely on Social Security; bc it may not be there for you when you reach retirement. Advice from an old school teacher ( for what it's worth) P.S.: I would not have wanted my professional life any other way!

leanne Torio (244)
Wednesday January 26, 2011, 12:36 pm
The only people that should be teachers and represent the profession are ones that actually like kids and are compassionate, have morals and values, and a sense of fairness - everyone else NEED NOT APPLY!

Krasimira B (175)
Wednesday January 26, 2011, 12:38 pm
Noted, thank you Anna.

Carole K (195)
Wednesday January 26, 2011, 12:39 pm
Under the lifestyle tag: Sustainable living comes easily & readily to most school teachers;bc they can cite 101 viable re-use suggestions for egg cartons & cardboard toilet tubes off the top of their head, or they know all the links & resources to find such suggestions. They also know where to buy all the good teaching materials for their classroom @ the cheapest cost; & they know the most lucrative fund raising activities to help off-set that out-of-pocket expense. A good teacher's everyday existence depends on sustainable living.

linda b (186)
Wednesday January 26, 2011, 12:53 pm
Noted thanks Anna

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 26, 2011, 1:14 pm
Noted with thanks, Anna.

Cindy C (125)
Wednesday January 26, 2011, 1:37 pm

Lin Penrose (92)
Wednesday January 26, 2011, 4:11 pm
Thanks Anna. In a former life, 10 years ago, I was an Instructor/teacher. I found that I love learning more. The temptations to share information though, is hard to resist. I am SO grateful to some of my teachers for sharing what they knew with me. Many were not accredited, simply in my life someway.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 26, 2011, 4:26 pm
Thank you, to all the teachers! You are special!

Pat B (356)
Wednesday January 26, 2011, 5:37 pm
I have worked in schools (since leaving the military), for many years now. I wake up thinking of our students, and go to bed thinking of them. I know that I do my best every day, and get teary eyed when a former student sees me in town, and comes up in the store to hug and talk to me. It means alot to me knowing that I have impacted a child's life by caring, mentoring, tutoring, and being there for him or her. Our motto in our district is, 'Whatever It Takes', and we work tirelessly to do this every day. I love my job BTW...I wouldn't have it any other way. Thank you Anna for this great article, and of course, my dear friend, Carole for the FW....xox

Eternal Gardener (734)
Wednesday January 26, 2011, 6:46 pm
Haha that was fun, but I'm certainly not suited to be a"hands-on" teacher!

Tom Edgar (56)
Wednesday January 26, 2011, 8:20 pm
I am continuously being shocked at the low wage and esteem in the U S A towards "Teachers."
In Australia the lowest level of teaching is Primary and a novice Teacher earns a minimum wage of more than $40,000 per year. You entrust your most treasured possession to the care of a Teacher. Pay them what you think THAT is worth. Eventually you will reap the rewards in the advancement of your child's education.

Pay peanuts, and the Chimp you employ will produce, for you, a Chump.

Tom Edgar (56)
Wednesday January 26, 2011, 8:24 pm

Disgruntled, qualified American Teachers will find employment here still. Probably have to do the mandatory 3 months in Teachers College to gain a teachers Diploma unless your University degrees cover it. Your dialects may be a bit of an initial drawback but you'll improve.

Caroline Vimla (16)
Wednesday January 26, 2011, 9:08 pm
Is this for laughs?? I am an educator..but i disagree with the signs listed in the article..but it made me smile :) Thanks for sharing anyway...

Dalia H (1280)
Wednesday January 26, 2011, 9:11 pm
Sending a Green Star is a simple way to say "Thank you"
You cannot currently send a star to John because you have done so within the last week.
I'm sending you my Love instead my Beloved John. GOD Bless You!

Justin R (0)
Thursday January 27, 2011, 9:45 am
Fun Test - now I know what I am not going to be when I grow up.

Janis B (7)
Thursday January 27, 2011, 10:57 am
Yes exhibiting all those traits indicate an ability to teach, be it literacy or driving or building things. However, many in the profession are the last excuse for a teacher. When we arrived in Canada in 1980 our daughter went to a school where the teacher talked about Scandinavia, which covered the countries Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Denmark. With that kind of geographical knowledge the boat of learning will surely soon sink. We were appalled. In any vaguely literate person's book Switzerland in NOT part of Scandinavia, it is nowhere near. Talk about the blind leading the blind.

Susan S (187)
Sunday January 30, 2011, 2:23 pm
This is funny. I was always a 'teacher's pet' (but never a teacher). I seem to be surrounded by teachers sometimes though and now I can understand why. Thanks.
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