Could You Cut It as an Elementary School Teacher?

By: Teresa McGlothlin

Could You Cut It as an Elementary School Teacher?
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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? 

Which word describes your imagination?
Limited
Good
Colorful
Healthy

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Which snack would you give a group of students?
Chips and salsa
Cookies
Carrots
Popcorn

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What group did you fit into during high school?
Jocks
Nerds
Outliers
Stoners

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What is your highest level of education?
Master's degree
Bachelor's degree
I'm still in school.
PhD

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Which of your traits is strongest?
Confidence
Logic
Creativity
Intelligence

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Do you have a lot of patience?
I'm running out of it.
I have enough to do my job.
I'm really patient.
I wouldn't say a lot.

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How do you feel about public speaking?
I love it.
I don't enjoy it, but I do it.
It's not for me.
It depends on the speech.

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What is your current relationship status?
I'm involved.
I'm married.
I'm single and looking.
I'm single and loving it.

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What is your leadership style like?
Fair
Kind
Authoritative
Chill

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Do you have any children?
I have older children.
I have small children.
I do not have children.
I have pets.

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Which elementary school grade would you prefer to teach?
First
Third
Kindergarten
Sixth

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Do you know the words to "Baby Shark?"
I've never heard it.
I know some of them.
I know all of them.
I would never learn a song like that.

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What makes Dr. Seuss great?
He's an excellent philosopher.
He had great drawing skills.
He knew how to reach kids.
His rhyming skills are off the hook.

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Which grade did you enjoy most?
12th
7th
2nd
10th

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What kind of student were you?
I had to work for my grades.
Grades came easy for me.
I was better with some subjects than others.
I never studied, and I almost failed out.

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Do you enjoy children?
I like other people's children.
Kids love me.
I love kids.
I'm not a kid person.

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Do you have any artistic skills?
I painted my living room once.
I'm more crafty than artsy.
I have tons of them.
I can draw a map.

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What trait would you hope to pass to students?
Kindness
Optimism
Hopefulness
Humility

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Do you know any nursery rhymes?
I can't think of any.
I know one.
I know a bunch of them.
I know a couple.

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Which subject would you least like to teach?
Art
Math
Science
English

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Do you have good handwriting?
I can read it.
It's not as good as it used to be.
I have excellent handwriting.
I don't write much these days.

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What makes you most squeamish?
Blood
Vomit
Snakes
Snot

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Do you curse a lot?
I wouldn't say a lot.
I curse once in a while.
I try not to curse.
I use curse words like commas.

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Are you good with money?
If I had more, I would be great with it.
I know how to save.
I am great at finding bargains.
I could use a few lessons.

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Which school supply do you like most?
Pencil
Composition book
Crayons
Laptop

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Do you mind working late?
It's a little annoying.
I never work late.
It's just part of the job.
I don't mind it once in a while.

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Which sport would you rather coach?
Football
Baseball
Soccer
You don't want me coaching.

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What do you like most about kids?
Kids are funny.
Kids say what they think.
Kids are little sponges.
Kids grow into adults.

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Do you get up early?
I try to avoid it.
I get up before 9.
I get up with the sunrise.
I like to sleep in.

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What would you like most about teaching?
I would like sharing information.
I would like seeing how my students become.
I would like shaping futures.
I would like getting paid.

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