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6 Zodiac Signs Who Make The Best Teachers

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zodiac signs who make the best teachers

When you have a great teacher, it can change your life. A teacher who inspires and challenges us can be what we really need to advance in life. Although there are many teachers, not all of them are fantastic. And for the zodiac signs who make the best teachers, we can use astrology and horoscopes to celebrate them.

To be a truly wonderful teacher, you need to be assertive without being aggressive, friendly but within reason, and you need to know how to make your lessons relevant to your students' lives. But those aren't the only qualities that a great teacher must possess — in addition, they must have a lot of patience, and the ability to know exactly what to do to help their students to achieve their goals.

Teachers play many roles in a young person’s life — they’re a parental figure, an authority, an adviser, and a friend. They need to have an instinct for what a student needs at any given moment. A great teacher can explain something repeatedly without getting frustrated and has clear objectives for each lesson. But they also need to be flexible. 

Be grateful for the teachers in your life, even if the teaching they do comes in a different form, such as your friend who offers to show you how to use a new program or your aunt who teaches you how to knit. 

1. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

It doesn't matter what subject Virgo teaches, you know that they love it and that love passes on to Virgo's students. They make their students excited about not only about learning but going further. Virgo help to foster a hunger for learning in their students, because they themselves have it.

A great teacher can take a subject that you may normally not be that interested in and present it in such a way that you find it fascinating. Virgo teachers instill in their students the joy of world's opening up for them.

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2. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Why are Tauruses great teachers? The answer is that they're always trying to improve their teaching techniques and they continue to learn about not only the subjects they teach but other topics that may relate to their primary subject. Taurus keep working at their craft, just the way any artist would, and they never feel good enough to stop.

Plus, Taurus is extremely patient and is usually willing to give extra attention to those students who need it. And they're persistent — they won't give up on trying to help a student no matter how difficult it might be.

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3. CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

First of all, Cancer individuals have a parental vibe about them and their students know that not only does Cancer care about them and how they do in their studies, but they are always there for them. In addition, Cancers are very creative, so they're good at thinking outside the box and coming up with unique ways to help their student learn.

Cancer teachers are spontaneous enough to keep things fresh and lively, and reflective enough so they're able to look at the teaching methods that haven't worked in the past and improve upon them. 

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4. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces are imaginative and unconventional, and so is their teaching style. They're all about creating new ways of thinking for their students and opening up their worlds. Pisces teach their students the value of coloring outside the lines and changing one's perspective. They're just as likely to hold class outside under a tree as they are in a regular classroom.

Pisces are extremely intuitive and can sense what each student needs, and they try to give their students as much one-on-one attention. Pisces teachers are the coolest, especially if they're teaching drama, art, or photography. 

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5. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorns have an incredible work ethic which adds to their abilities as a teacher. Let's face it: teaching is energy-draining and a demanding job, but Capricorns thrive on it. They grade their papers quickly and get them back to their students when they say they will.  They are practical and good at lesson planning, but they have just enough creativity and spark to keep things lively.

Capricorns believe in their students and will do everything they can to help them succeed in life. And they won't give up on them, even when others in their place would.

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6. ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries individuals have as much fire and energy as their students. They're usually passionate about the subjects they teach and are spontaneous enough to keep their students engaged. Aries teachers tend to pass on to their students the love of adventure and enjoyment of trying new things.

Aries are relatable, and their students feel as if they understand where they're coming from and what they're going through. Aries teach in a variety of ways, which always keeps things interesting for their students. No one is bored in an Aries classroom.

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Christine Schoenwald is a writer, performer, and teacher who loves writing and performing personal narratives. She's had pieces in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, Woman's Day, Purple Clover, Bustle, and is a regular contributor to Ravishly and YourTango. Check out her website or her Facebook page.