No, really. That’s a serious question about the type of canine that most accurately represents your classroom management and teaching strategies. Are you ready to see the truth about your scholastic doppelgänger breed?
Which best describes your philosophy on discipline?
Your go-to classroom activity is…
The Rescued Hero
The world’s most magical dogs live some portion of their lives in a shelter. Perhaps they had a rough start in life. Now, these pups are more than willing to let a stranger give them a second chance. The truth is, the families who love these creatures couldn’t care less about their best friend’s lineage or their status on the American Kennel Club registry. For the mixed breed, it’s all about love, fun, and dedication. And those three pillars represent your teaching style to the letter.
You might be a lab or a golden, or any dog who provides its people with joyful companionship. Yes, this type of dog is an archetype of a friendly family member who loves just about anyone willing to spare a belly rub. Perhaps you continue teaching because you love what you do and take pride in being an advocate for young people who need support.
When we talk about the types of dogs out there, organization and order are not very common descriptors. But here’s the thing: Dogs pride themselves on creating an environment. It’s true that sometimes that ecosystem might be a wee bit chaotic. But not for the Organization Aficionado, a classification reflected in yorkies, poodles, min-pins, and various mixes. As a teacher, you rely on your methodical nature to ensure every kid grasps crucial concepts.
Some dogs are superheroes. Just like teachers. The Determined Do-Gooder has a sense of responsibility that they take very seriously. Whether it’s having fun while learning or preparing for state testing, the focus remains on creating a classroom that serves as the origin spot for a better world. Large, muscle-bound dogs often fit into this category, but don’t let the physique fool you. These pups are cream puffs who want nothing more than a dog biscuit and a scratch behind the ear.
Learning is an adventure. Your classroom reflects that truth. And that’s why your teaching style matches with the Fearless Adventurer dog archetype. Often beagles, basset hounds, or some mix thereof, these furry balls of energy love to explore and discover, and while you may not sniff every blade of grass you see, you do have that sense of wonder and curiosity that drives your teaching strategies.
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