Could You Cut It as an Elementary School Teacher?

Teresa McGlothlin

Which word describes your imagination?

Which snack would you give a group of students?

What group did you fit into during high school?

What is your highest level of education?

Which of your traits is strongest?

Do you have a lot of patience?

How do you feel about public speaking?

What is your current relationship status?

What is your leadership style like?

Do you have any children?

Which elementary school grade would you prefer to teach?

Do you know the words to "Baby Shark?"

What makes Dr. Seuss great?

Which grade did you enjoy most?

What kind of student were you?

Do you enjoy children?

Do you have any artistic skills?

What trait would you hope to pass to students?

Do you know any nursery rhymes?

Which subject would you least like to teach?

Do you have good handwriting?

What makes you most squeamish?

Do you curse a lot?

Are you good with money?

Which school supply do you like most?

Do you mind working late?

Which sport would you rather coach?

What do you like most about kids?

Do you get up early?

What would you like most about teaching?

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About This Quiz

Although it is not often said, being an elementary school teacher is one of the toughest jobs in the world! Can you imagine how many noses need to be wiped and how many hands need to be washed in a school full of young children? To say the least, it's not a job for those with a weak stomach! 

In addition to the personal care required by young children, their level of learning takes a special kind of person to pull off. Whether you've been considering a career as a teacher or you've simply been wondering if you could do it, this quiz will let you know if you have what it takes to teach the world's toughest crowd. As we said, it's not a job for everyone. 

As we quiz our way to your career advice, we are going to ask you about your personality, how you feel about children, and about the way you live your life. While some of you may be better cut out for teaching older groups, a few of you will find yourself at home with the elementary school age bracket. 

Will you go to the head of the class, or will you be sent back to career school? 

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