Why having soft skills is important for Teachers?
The soft skills are skills needed to form and maintain relationships in different aspects of life and largely influence how you approach life and work. Sometimes they are also called “people skills’, ‘interpersonal skills’, ‘social skills’ or ‘transferable skills’
These are particularly important for teachers who are required to interact with children, colleagues and parents on a daily basis. Having good communication, team-building, collaborative problem-solving skills, etc. along with the academic knowledge and cognitive skills needed to do the job cannot be underestimated.
Teachers who possess these skills can play an active role in helping their students learn and nurture such skills by demonstrating empathy, active listening, encouraging team-work through positive feedback and encouragement, and so on.
Emotionally intelligent teachers can tailor their interaction with their students to fit with the students’ learning styles.
They can also maintain strong communication channels with their students so that they can implement their tools found through research and at the same time receive feedback from the students.
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