Now this is one of the more subjective questions- we must remember that many teachers are better at teaching different things. But which teacher is best overall? To start, with a simple definition of a teacher and principal is required:
Teacher: “A person who provides an education for students.”
Principal: Or headmaster “The most important leader of the school.”
After concluding what defines a teacher and principal, what makes the best school teacher?
To provide a good education to a student, it depends on the school subject. For example, in high school:
- ESTP’s make good sport teachers- in the moment situations, getting everyone involved, detail orientated to teach students techniques.
- ISTP’s make good woodwork teachers- good with hands, good at teaching techniques and how certain devices work.
- ESFP’s make good drama teachers- good at performances and teaching people to act and truly express themselves
- ISFP’s make good art teachers- quieter, more peaceful teachers often lead to good results in these classes
- ENFJ’s make good English teachers- they are good at analyzing literary pieces, good at explaining how to write persuasive essays/speeches, or analytic essays their Ni helps
- ENFP’s make good music teachers- enjoyable, often creative and requiring deep thinking
- INFP’s make good philosophy teachers- well figured out moral compass, good at asking questions and showing new perspectives
- INFJ’s make good psychology teachers- good at analyzing, good at explaining how other people work
- ENTJ’s make good physics teachers- often about knowing laws and applying them, but more about the mathematical side than chemistry, hence Te would help
- INTP’s make good computer programming teachers- they know how programming languages work, they know the complex syntax of programming with Ne/Ti
- INTJ’s make good chemistry teachers- chemistry is often about knowing the rules and how to apply them in a logical way
- ENTP’s make good business teachers- good at explaining how the market works, recognizing trends and the ideas behind companies and how to implement ideas
- ESFJ’s make good cooking teachers- Fe’s can enjoy observing how their food’s turned out (done subjectively) using rules they’ve been taught to make the food perfect (Si)
- ISFJ’s make good history teachers- they can explain people, events and timelines in great detail, making them perfect for history lessons
- ISTJ’s make good geography teachers- they have good detail skills, making them good at locating regions and places- Te is used for measuring and geographic statistics
- ESTJ’s make good mathematics teachers- they are good at remembering mathematical rules, and are good at applying them in a logical manner
From this information, it is clear that it depends on the subject. One conclusion can be made- many teachers can teach different areas with different MBTI types.
Principals however, must be managers. They must organize the way the school works, and if they don’t, the school will become dysfunctional. This means they must be naturally good leaders, they must be good at making decisions and keeping to a routine. A judging type is certainly helpful.
As well as this, it is important they have a great desire to make those around them happy- they must make sure everybodies needs are met, and that they are good at talking to everyone to sort out issues- extroverted feeling types, if you will.
Finally, they must be good at managing the system and keeping traditions intact. There are many legal issues that must constantly be addressed, making it ideal for the principal to be detail orientated and heavily concrete in their perspectives. Sensors.
This makes ESFJ’s the best principals- however, there can be others.
What are your opinions? Who do you think makes the best of each sort of teacher? Be the first to comment if you can 🙂