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The most important skills every Religious Education teacher should possess.

What are the most vital skills that every RE teacher needs to cultivate to support the learning and development of the children in their care? Use the arrows ^ to vote or add your own item to the list.

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Listening

Listening

Not just hearing opinions but really listening to what young people have to say

2

Challenge

Challenge

Not providing simple answers and always asking 'why?'

3

Motivation

Motivation

Being able to develop children's interest and curiosity through engaging teaching

4

Reflection

Reflection

The ability to think deeply about your subject and to reflect on the interactions you have with your pupils in order to progress their learning and to strengthen your relationship with them.

5

Openness

Openness

Openness to religious diversity, new ideas and difference.

6

Spirituality

Spirituality

A strong faith or spiritual practice.

7

Curiosity

Curiosity

An ongoing curiosity about the world, especially in relation to religion, beliefs and practice.

8

Organisation

Organisation

The best and most important skill any teacher should have!

9

Determination

Determination

The ability to keep going in the face of adversity or indifference to your subject

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Humility

Humility

to have the honesty and awareness that you don't know all there is to know about religion.