What Type of Teacher Are You?

Successful teachers come from all walks of life and bring their own unique styles to the classroom. So, what kind of teacher are you? Take this fun pop quiz to find out—then see how AIU can help you take the next step forward.

What’s a telltale sign of your teaching style?
How do you inspire your students?
Find ways to bring the material to life
Demonstrate real-life rewards & consequences
One-on-one encouragement
Group activities and open discussions
Make sure everyone is challenged
What helps get you through a school day?
What does your workspace look like?
Models, kits, slides, you name it
Neat as a pin, everything in place
Pictures of friends and family
Souvenirs from school activities
Mementos from former students
What do you typically do during vacation breaks?
It’s the first week of school. It’s time to:
Have students interact & get to know each other
Review the syllabus & finalize lesson plans
Get to know each student & his/her learning style
Get students pumped up for the year ahead
Finish decorating your classroom
Pick a job you would do if you couldn’t be a teacher.
You Are: The Unconventional Type The Tough-Love Type The Pal Type The Cheerleader The Inspirer

The Cheerleader takes a sincere interest in student success and is all-in when it comes to school spirit, making regular appearances at extracurricular activities such as sports, school plays and concerts. The Cheerleader revels in student achievement and is often seen getting involved in the community as well.

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The Tough-Love Teacher believes that everything should be earned and nothing given. Even “A” students should be challenged, and should be challenging themselves, versus taking it easy and opting for the path of least resistance. The Tough-Love Teacher is hard, but fair, and is most gratified not by success alone, but by students pushing themselves to work harder than they ever have before.

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The Inspirer is passionate about teaching and has a great thirst for continually gaining knowledge that he or she loves to pass on to students. Preferring to focus not on what “is” but rather what “is possible,” the Inspirer is thrilled by pushing against his or her own limitations and getting students to do the same. The Inspirer believes that the world is filled not with obstacles, but challenges to be conquered.

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The Unconventional Teacher is always looking for new, innovative and engaging ways to present material to students. Whether that means dressing in period costumes, bringing students outside to get their hands dirty or having kids give themselves the most honest grades they can muster, the Unconventional Teacher takes great pleasure in seeing his or her world, and the world in general, in new ways—and takes even greater pleasure in getting students to do the same.

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The Pal tries to be a friend to nearly everyone and uses the strength of his or her personal relationships with students to great effect. Up on the latest fashion trends and slang, and usually down with the latest music, the Pal makes great efforts to communicate with and relate to students on their terms. The Pal is not a pushover but does feel a genuine affection for most of the students crossing his or her path.

Taking this quiz is another sign you’re passionate about what you do. Are you ready to take the next step forward in your career as an educator?

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This quiz is for entertainment purposes only. It does not purport to be a scientific evaluation of potential career paths for users or a guarantee of educational or career success.

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