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Teacher Application and Criteria

Are you considering furthering your career and starting a challenging but rewarding vocation as a teacher? Many individuals are attracted to teaching by a sense of service, because they want to make a clear, tangible difference in the lives of others. Teachers get an incredible sense of joy in seeing the difference they make as students gain new insights, become more interested in a subject and learn about themselves. Every day, teachers mould the future through impacting their students’ understanding. Teachers develop characters and provide students with the skills they need to reach their potential. 

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Have a Vocation, Not a Job
For many people, their work is a means to an end but those who teach have a true vocation. To those with whom you interact - the students - you are not an employee but a friend, a mentor and a guide to where they want to be. A teacher makes a difference by enabling each of his or her students to fully maximize their talents, imagination, skills and character. Many decide to pursue teaching over other careers for this personal interaction. 

Benefit From Variety
Many people do not like the idea of doing a job that involves repetition of a specific task over and over. Teaching is a job that offers a great deal of variety. Each year, teachers get to work with a new group of students with unique personalities, experiences and ideas. Teachers can decide how best to deliver an IFA course, change the way they teach a particular topic or design new classes to teach to keep things new and exciting each year. 

Be a Lifelong Learner
You will never learn a topic better than when you start to teach it. Students always ask the most interesting questions, prompting you to dig deeper. Teaching aromatherapy allows you to be a student of aromatherapy throughout your career as you incorporate new research findings into your classroom. 

Laugh Every Day
Sometimes it will be silly jokes you will make up as you teach that will make your students laugh. Sometimes it will be funny statements that your students share with you that make you laugh. A day of teaching when you do not laugh at least a couple times will be quite rare. 

Have a High Level of Autonomy
While required classes have mandated curricula that teachers are expected to follow, it is the teacher who decides what will happen in the class each day. Teachers teach the IFA curriculum in very different ways depending on their knowledge and personality. Not many jobs provide an individual with so much room to be creative and autonomous each day.

To start your new career path today......

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